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Salzstadel Regensburg and the Steinerne Brucke

Germany Holidays: imperial, liveable Regensburg

Holy home of historic Diets, traditional sausages, ancient bridges and modern Popes and Princesses

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Germany Holidays: Mannheim – where Rhine and Neckar meet

Mannheim might not be a beauty but it has plenty to offer. Go shopping in squares and be surprised by cool cafés and bars.

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City breaks in Germany: Stuttgart

Germany Holidays: Proudly Swabian Stuttgart

For a city break in the south off the beaten track, try Stuttgart and its triumvirate of culture, cars and wine.

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Cuckoo clock from the collection in the Furtwangen clock museum. Pic Wiki

Germany Holidays: Cuckoo clocks

The heartland of the cuckoo clock is not Switzerland, but Germany’s Black Forest. And hundreds of thousands are still made there every year.

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Aldi Trier pic Wikimedia

Germany Holidays: Good old Aldi

Germany’s pocket battleship supermarkets have started to move further afield, challenging the bigger, brasher and on-the-bypass aircraft-carrier stores originating in the United States.

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