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Weimar has a unique classical heritage and an air of elegance. Moreover this vibrant Thuringian town also knows its onions – and celebrates them with a big onion bash every October!
Much loved by locals and visitors alike, Leipzig is one of Germany’s best kept urban secrets
The backdrop to recent Hollywood blockbusters, the obscure east German town of Gorlitz is stepping back into the limelight, and deservedly so.
Germans love their cafés and you should try them as well. We have some recommendations from Berlin and Leipzig.
How Berlin’s Ampelmann was first ostracised, then Ossi-fied. Now he’s the city’s very own (slightly tubby) superhero.
Cool, quirky and something for every budget – hotels in Berlin
‘Allotment’ is too trivial a word: Germany’s Schrebergärten are a social, cultural phenomenon. And for some, these suburban garden kingdoms are gnome sweet gnome
A carefully preserved fleet of paddlesteamers work the Elbe from Dresden, on routes that provide the basis for several scenic day trips.
The elevated S-Bahn train route across central Berlin still has a frisson of history about it, a shadow of east/west hostility, of ghost stations and of spies coming in from the cold.
Top secret no more: the Wall may be gone, but the Cold War bunkers and listening posts were built to last, and now accessible to all.