Lakes and Mountains

Neuschwanstein with cloud

Germany Holidays: Mad King Ludwig and his fabulous castles

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.

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snow shoes on the Feldberg, Black Forest ski

Germany Holidays: Skiing in the Black Forest

A region known for gateaux, cuckoo clocks… and the kind of powdery white stuff that’ll give you a shock when it goes down the back of your neck. A supremely hospitable place for wintersports.

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Skiing in Germany: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Germany Holidays: Ski the German Alps

Skiing in Germany is wonderfully underrated by the international crowds. Go and explore the slopes and quaint mountain resorts.

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Black forest misty view

Germany Holidays: The Black Forest

The name may not make it sound very appealing, but the Black Forest is Germany’s biggest single tourism destination for holidaymaking Brits.

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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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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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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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