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The handsome, wine-rich city of Mainz on the Rhine south of Frankfurt was the home of Johannes Gutenberg, an inventor whose work brought the printed word to a much wider audience
An intoxicating mix of architecture, history, scenery and student kisses. Rhine cruise passengers and international students create a very international ambience.
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.
Germany’s football temples are state-of-the-art and tickets for a Bundesliga match are easier to get than you might think. Try it and see for yourself.
The Ruhr was once Germany’s sweaty armpit, but today the region is a shining example of how industrial areas can be reborn with a shed-load of taxpayers’ money.
German wines can hold their heads up with the best, as every wine connoisseur knows. Just don’t mention Blue Nun.
Wuppertal, a green, albeit industrial city to the east of Dusseldorf is home to the world’s most long-lived urban monorail, the Schwebebahn.
Speyer’s culinary city tours give visitors a special flavour of the old imperial city on the Rhine.