Lakes and Mountains

Germany Holidays: The Rhine at its best

The Rhine gorge, from Rudesheim to Koblenz, is an outstanding slice of scenery and history, not to mention viniculture and gastronomy. Best seen from a bike, boat or walking trail.

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The Urftsee in the Eifel National Park

Germany Holidays: The Eifel region

You may associate the name with a famous tower, but in Germany the Eifel – to the southwest of Cologne – is a rambling region of dormant volcanic land, pastoral and low-key.

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Bobsleigh in Winterberg, Sauerland

Germany Holidays: Skiing in Sauerland

The self-styled ‘largest snow paradise north of the Alps’ is strangely unknown. And yet there are over 100 pistes spread over this rolling landscape east of Cologne.

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