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Holy home of historic Diets, traditional sausages, ancient bridges and modern Popes and Princesses
For a city break in the south off the beaten track, try Stuttgart and its triumvirate of culture, cars and wine.
Cobble-stoned lanes, half-timbered houses and a fabulous Christmas market: Esslingen near Stuttgart is a medieval gem of a town and wine lovers will not be disappointed either …
King Ludwig II was a liability in his lifetime, but his legacy of three fabulous castles, including the spectacular Neuschwanstein, is responsible for attracting millions of tourists to Bavaria.
The heartland of the cuckoo clock is not Switzerland, but Germany’s Black Forest. And hundreds of thousands are still made there every year.
Meet the Fuggers: a family of medieval bankers who were famous for influencing elections and exploiting simple citizens. Sounds familiar?
We know them as the Windsors, but the current British royal family were originally Saxecoburgs, and they were German through and through.