Journeys

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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S-Bahn Berlin in Friedrichstrasse

Germany Holidays: the Berlin S-Bahn

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.

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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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