Picture Germany and Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, Munich's lively beer hall tradition and creamy Black Forest gateau spring to mind. But there's more. Slip under Germany's skin to find storybook villages, rich culture and hearty food.
Flights and holidays to Germany
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Hack the bank holiday weekend
Friday 26 August marks the start of the last bank holiday weekend until Christmas, and is, for many of us, the final hurrah of summer. And while many destinations will be crowded with families, anyone unencumbered with children can make their escape to places bursting with grown-up indulgence – with timings ideal for maxing out the long weekend
Christmas Markets in 48 hours
A mid-week visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a chance to combine an indulgent city break with shopping for truly individual gifts. Travel writer Simon Heptinstall – who once drove through 12 European countries in one day – reveals five of the continent’s best cities to soak up the fairy-tale festive atmosphere.
Holidays in Germany
Our recommended holidays in Germany
After you've experienced Berlin's stellar art collections and pulsating nightlife, go east to Dresden, where Baroque residences cluster around the domed Frauenkirche cathedral. In Munich, sample Bavarian hospitality to the sound of an oompah-pah band in the Hofbruhaus traditional beer hall. Germany's financial heart beats in Frankfurt, where skyscrapers create a dramatic horizon. See Hamburg's harbour lights twinkle by night.
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Fly-drive holidays in Germany
Stride through the Black Forest's wooded vales, speckled with hip-roofed (four-sided roof) farmhouses, or schuss down the Bavarian Alps' slopes. Off Germany's north coast, the Frisian Islands dunes and cliffs are pummelled by the North Sea. In West Germany, the River Rhine snakes past gently sloping vineyards and turreted castles. Edge east to climb the bizarre pinnacles of Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Things to do in Germany
Discover the rich variety of Germany's 16 states: from Rhineland Palatinate's castle-dotted vineyards in the west to the north coast's rolling dunes, thrashed by the North Sea. In summer, hike the Black Forest's velvety woodlands streaked with purple heather. Down south, the first snow lures skiers to the pointy Bavarian Alps, grazing the Austrian border.
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