Germany holidays

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Rail route of the month: a steam-hauled climb through Germany’s Harz mountains
Our slow travel expert explores villages and forests on a narrow gauge line that terminates at the top of the Brocken, northern Germany’s highest peak

Nicky Gardner

01, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A Bavarian fairytale: hiking, frosty peaks and an ivory castle
The tale of a starry-eyed monarch’s fantasy fortress provides the backdrop to a dazzling walking holiday in Germany’s far south

Ben Lerwill

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Nuremberg, Germany: great glühwein at a traditional Christmas market
Tour guide Claudia Radtke leads us around this atmospheric city, famed for its Christmas market, rich culture and centuries of history

Interview by Paul Sullivan

22, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s 23C in the evening’ – readers’ best autumn breaks in Europe
Hot chocolate in the Hague, Halloween fun in Transylvania, nights out in Málaga – our tipsters share their best trips

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Beautiful, decadent, damaged: a walk back in time through roaring 20s Berlin
With the fourth series of Babylon Berlin starting on Friday, this atmospheric stroll peels back the history of a city that rarely stopped dancing – even during its darkest days

Matt Charlton

14, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A paradise for walkers: Germany is home to more than 150 long-distance hiking trails
An impressive network of trails, nearly all accessible by public transport, makes it easy to plan your own adventure in the Bundesrepublik

Joe Baur

30, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Fantasy island: a hidden idyll on Germany’s North Sea coast
Föhr, a speck off Germany’s north coast, was the scene of idyllic childhood holidays for our author, and decades later still holds a magical charm

Jamie Lafferty

27, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wish you weren’t here: the photos that show an hour in the life of ‘quiet’ tourist hotspots
Travellers trek to remote destinations in search of Instagram-worthy photos. But at what cost? Photographer Natacha de Mahieu visualises the impact of overtourism

Rebecca Liu

20, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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A local’s guide to Leipzig: dumplings, diversity and delightful G&Ts
With glorious boat trips on its canals and sumptuous food, from traditional Saxon to Vietnamese, this is a destination ripe for a city break, says restaurateur Nancy Naumann-Hirt

Interview by Paul Sullivan

01, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: from Bohemia towards the Baltic coast
On a bargain €9 one-month rail pass, our slow travel expert goes border-hopping on the historic Oder-Neisse line from the Czech Republic to Germany

Nicky Gardner

04, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Hidden Germany: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track
In our latest instalment on less-visited corners of Europe, we look at Germany’s coastal bike paths, scenic winelands and revamped industrial regions

Paul Sullivan

02, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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I took the train to Düsseldorf – here’s my guide to the city
Next stop in our series marking the Interrail pass’s 50th birthday is a city in the heartland of industrial Germany, home to avant-garde art, electronic music and high fashion

Emma John

22, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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