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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.
Mannheim might not be a beauty but it has plenty to offer. Go shopping in squares and be surprised by cool cafés and bars.
Every five years (next one in 2017) the world’s largest modern art exhibition works its magic on a mostly drab city
An Ayurvedic luxury resort right next to the Moselle – the Parkschlösschen in Germany is all the better for being totally unexpected.
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.
Germans love their cafés and you should try them as well. Have a piece of cake with your coffee. The choice will be large.
German wines can hold their heads up with the best, as every wine connoisseur knows. Just don’t mention Blue Nun.