Green Holidays

Jumping into the lake

Germany Holidays: Mecklenburg’s live-aboard waterways

A little-known world of lakes and waterways lies pillowed in rolling agricultural land north of Berlin. A bit of adventure, a bit of history, and a lot of nature.

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Germany holidays: the Iron Curtain Trail

A new long-distance cycle route follows the former dividing line between east and west, and passes some uncomfortable souvenirs on its way.

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Chalk cliffs on Rügen

Germany Holidays: Beautiful Baltic Beaches

Beaching it, up north. Germany’s Baltic Coast is full of character, white beaches and opportunities to relax and unwind.

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Schrebergarten gnome

Germany Holidays: Schrebergärten, Germany’s suburban garden kingdoms

‘Allotment’ is too trivial a word: Germany’s Schrebergärten are a social, cultural phenomenon. And for some, these suburban garden kingdoms are gnome sweet gnome

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freeclimbing Saxon Switzerland

Germany Holidays: Saxon Switzerland

Visually dramatic and easily accessible from the city of Dresden, Saxon Switzerland nevertheless remains surprisingly little known outside the climbing community.

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boat trip on the Spreewald

Germany Holidays: Sorbs and the Spreewald

What do Australia, Texas and a unique, watery region of eastern Germany, just south of Berlin, have in common? Populations of Sorbs.

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By Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Germany Holidays: Berlin to Copenhagen by bike

Germany is famous for the respect it shows its cyclists. And now it has teamed up with a neighbour country equally keen on bikes – Denmark – to create the Berlin to Copenhagen cycle route.

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