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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.
British Airways serves many of Germany's most exciting cities. Fly direct to Berlin and put your finger on the pulse of the country's best nightlife. Head to Cologne for Christmas Markets, a captivating Cathedral and a museum dedicated to chocolate. Do business in Frankfurt – or just sample its bar scene. And when you’re done with the cities, don’t neglect Germany’s great outdoors: where fairy-tale castles peep out from behind bristling pines. Book your flights to Germany now.
Where we fly in Germany
We fly direct all over Germany. Check out our seasonal routes to get your Christmas Market fix, or hit Germany's powerhouse cities for beer halls, Bauhaus and more. See where we fly, below.
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New for 2018: Winter flights to Cologne
From November 2018, British Airways flies non-stop to Cologne four times a week: so you can easily plan your next winter city break. This pretty Rhine-side city comes to life in the winter with not one, not two, but six Christmas Markets. And make sure you save time for the cathedral, too.
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Things to do in Berlin
Berlin continues to be one of Europe's coolest destinations for a city break: whether you head there for clubbing (and a serious brunch afterwards) or for a lesson in 20th century history. From the Brandenberg Gate to the Berlin Wall, Berlin might no longer be a city of two halves, but it still has multiple things to do to entertain every traveller.
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Christmas is coming – catch a flight to our new route Cologne. Discover the opulent Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg for your winter wonderland stay. Explore twinkling Christmas markets nearby, warm up in the 4 Elements Spa, then get cosy in the Salvador Dali Bar. Visit ba.com/AlthoffGrandhotel #cologne #christmasmarkets #winteriscoming #luxurystays #travel
Things to do in Munich
It's time to experience some Bavarian hospitality. Munich is a delightful university city stuffed with architectural gems. Look out for ledehosen-clad locals around Oktoberfest. The rest of the year, enjoy the city's charming looks, historical walking tours – and don't foget to hit a beer hall or two.
Art without the queues
No selfie sticks, no jostling crowds: just world-class art. Discover the art destinations that have so far slipped under the tourist radar. Discover early 20th century masterpieces by the Blue Rider Group in Munich, or Surrealism in Lanzarote. Visit these museums and find some peace among the paintings.
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.
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
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.