Lakes and Mountains

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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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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ski lift up the Fichtelberg

Germany Holidays: Skiing in Thuringia and the Ore Mountains

The former training ground of East German skiers is now home to some of the best-value skiing in Europe, and the biathletes keep on coming, too.

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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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