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Heidelberg old bridge

Germany Holidays: happy Heidelberg

An intoxicating mix of architecture, history, scenery and student kisses. Rhine cruise passengers and international students create a very international ambience.

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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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Germany Holidays: dOCUMENTA puts Kassel on the map

Every five years (next one in 2017) the world’s largest modern art exhibition works its magic on a mostly drab city

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Zeche Zollverein celebrates capital of culture 2010

Germany Holidays: Industrial Tourism

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.

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Wuppertal Schwebebahn Ohligsmühle station

Germany Holidays: Wuppertal’s Schwebebahn

Wuppertal, a green, albeit industrial city to the east of Dusseldorf is home to the world’s most long-lived urban monorail, the Schwebebahn.

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City breaks in Germany: Speyer

Germany Holidays: Eat your way through Speyer

Speyer’s culinary city tours give visitors a special flavour of the old imperial city on the Rhine.

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