Germany Holidays: Prora, a giant resort with a dark past

Built by the Nazis as a giant holiday resort for the masses, Prora on Germany’s Baltic coast has recently been reborn as a complex of upmarket apartments and hotels

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Germany Holidays: Magdeburg’s zany Zitadelle

Magdeburg’s bleak recent history is readily overlooked when you clap eyes on its zany Grüne Zitadelle, a multi-use building by Austrian genius Hundertwasser.

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Germany Holidays: Leipzig emerges from Berlin’s shadow

Much loved by locals and visitors alike, Leipzig is one of Germany’s best kept urban secrets

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City breaks in Germany: Berlin hotels

Germany Holidays: Berlin’s hotel heaven

Cool, quirky and something for every budget – hotels in Berlin

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Trabi through wall Mural East Side Gallery Berlin

Germany Holidays: Cold War sites

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.

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Schloss Lübbenau in the Spreewald pic: Schloss Lübbenau

Germany Holidays: Returning aristocrats and country house hotels

Vilified, imprisoned or exiled by the GDR, east Germany’s former aristocracy is trickling back, and bringing new life to rural tourism.

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