Weimar has a unique classical heritage and an air of elegance. However, celebrating the humble onion with a big bash each October is not beneath this vibrant Thuringian town.
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.
Much loved by locals and visitors alike, Leipzig is one of Germany’s best kept urban secrets
A new long-distance cycle route follows the former dividing line between east and west, and passes some uncomfortable souvenirs on its way.
How Berlin’s Ampelmann was first ostracised, then Ossi-fied. Now he’s the city’s very own (slightly tubby) superhero.
A carefully preserved fleet of paddlesteamers work the Elbe from Dresden, on routes that provide the basis for several scenic day trips.
The elevated S-Bahn train route across central Berlin still has a frisson of history about it, a shadow of east/west hostility, of ghost stations and of spies coming in from the cold.
Top secret no more: the Wall may be gone, but the Cold War bunkers and listening posts were built to last, and now accessible to all.
A devout man, his 95 Theses, some nails, and a church door. The man was Martin Luther, the church door was in Wittenberg, and the consequences were of worldwide significance.
Skiing in Germany
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