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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
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.
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.
You may associate the name with a famous tower, but in Germany the Eifel – to the southwest of Cologne – is a rambling region of dormant volcanic land, pastoral and low-key.
Great river scenery with lots of culture and picturesque towns on the way. Germany’s western regions are perfect cycle land.
Frankfurt is a sophisticated expense-account city, but its most down to earth evening entertainment is in basic applewine (cider) taverns in the working class district of Sachsenhausen.
The self-styled ‘largest snow paradise north of the Alps’ is strangely unknown. And yet there are over 100 pistes spread over this rolling landscape east of Cologne.