Culture

Gutenberg

Germany holidays: Mainz, cradle of printing

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

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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: Mannheim – where Rhine and Neckar meet

Mannheim might not be a beauty but it has plenty to offer. Go shopping in squares and be surprised by cool cafés and bars.

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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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Wine in Germany: Neustadt

Germany Holidays: Classy wines, stunning scenery

German wines can hold their heads up with the best, as every wine connoisseur knows. Just don’t mention Blue Nun.

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Stadtmusikanten of Bremen

Germany Holidays: The Brothers Grimm

In the land of once upon a time, the two Grimm brothers are kings of the castle. But where did all their stories come from?

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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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Hotels in Germany: Heidelberg Suites in Heidelberg

Germany Holidays: Try Heidelberg for romance and an ultra-chic boutique hotel

Heidelberg is an extremely pretty German destination and the Heidelberg Suites are the perfect boutique hotel for a romantic city break.

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