Green Holidays

Germany Holidays: Going for a Zoigl

So what’s a Zoigl, when it’s at home? Actually, ‘home’ is the key word here, because Zoigl is a particularly delicious home-made beer, and only made and served in private households in five Bavarian towns in the Oberpfalz region. Read on to find out where, why and how.

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wood pile in Bavaria

Germany Holidays: Hintertupfingen, epitome of a rural backwater

Every nation has its Hintertupfingens, villages at the back end of beyond, where the wood piles are excessively neat and the clocks tick off the years.

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Hut sign up by Zugspitze Bavaria

Germany Holidays: Hut-hiking in the Alps

High Alpine hiking in Germany is made far more accessible, and comfortable, by a sophisticated and inexpensive network of mountain huts or refuges.

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Danube at Weltenburg Monastery Bavaria

Germany Holidays: Where mainland Europe’s longest river begins

Everyone knows where the Danube goes, but who knows where it begins? And that the first stretch of the young river is ideal for cycle holidays?

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Viehscheid Bavaria decorated cow

Germany Holidays: The Viehscheid, when the cows come home

In the Bavarian Alps, the expression ‘till the cows come home’ comes to pass once a year, and it’s cause for big celebration.

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Kirchturm Erling with maypole

Germany Holidays: The village maypole

The village maypole is a rite of spring, particularly in southern Germany. A chance to dance, to drink, and to climb the slippery pole.

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Wackerstein buttress Swabian alb

Germany Holidays: The Swabian Alps

A mountainous plateau, spectacular castles, surging rivers and some unexpected history; Swabia deserves more tourist attention.

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