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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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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City breaks in Germany: Esslingen

Germany Holidays: Quality time in Esslingen

Cobble-stoned lanes, half-timbered houses and a fabulous Christmas market: Esslingen near Stuttgart is a medieval gem of a town and wine lovers will not be disappointed either …

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Neuschwanstein with cloud

Germany Holidays: Mad King Ludwig and his fabulous castles

King Ludwig II was a liability in his lifetime, but his legacy of three fabulous castles, including the spectacular Neuschwanstein, is responsible for attracting millions of tourists to Bavaria.

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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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Jakob Fugger does his accounts, painting, Augsburg

Germany Holidays: Meet the Fuggers

Meet the Fuggers: a family of medieval bankers who were famous for influencing elections and exploiting simple citizens. Sounds familiar?

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King Edward VII of England

Germany Holidays: The Saxecoburgs and the House of Windsor

We know them as the Windsors, but the current British royal family were originally Saxecoburgs, and they were German through and through.

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