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Too many travellers think they know Germany. Theirs might be the country of oompah and sausages in Bavaria, the arty, hipster districts of Berlin, the cuckoo-clock villages in the Black Forest or wonky fairytale towns along the Romantic Road to Schloss Neuschwanstein – the original Sleeping Beauty castle. Each is brilliant, yet the more I see, the more I realise how extraordinary Germany is.

Nowhere else in Europe combines so much history or scenery – from white powder beaches on the Baltic coast to romantic river valleys like the Rhine or Elbe and corkscrew alps – with such excellence. If England had as many outstanding galleries, museums, brilliant nightlife, world-renowned beers or the best Christmas in the world, it’d be insufferable. Germany? Not a bit. Welcoming and relaxed, it has never been a more rewarding destination to travel. Given that autobahns and rail are the envy of Europe, it excels in that too.

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A high level ski traverse on the Black Forest Fern-Ski-Wanderweg in Germany

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Discover the Wittelsbach family & their elegant capital, Munich. Remarkable museums & galleries full of wonderful treasures & paintings. Two marvellous country palaces at Nymphenburg & Schleissheim. Superior hotel in the historic central district. Excellent opera & chamber music, including Jonas Kaufmann & Anja Harteros in Andrea Chénier.

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Discover the treasures of three of Germany's most enigmatic cities, emerged from the tribulations of recent history.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £775
  • Operator: Inntravel
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A self-guided hike along the Rhine Gorge (UNESCO world heritage) from Bingen to Koblenz, through famous villages (Kaub, Bacharach, Boppard and Rhens) and the Loreley of legend. 20 castles and local Rieslings to delight in.

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Follow the route of the “Romantic Road” by train from Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south of Bavaria. We continue into Austria and visit the best known Castles and Palaces of King Ludwig. Our travels also include a rack railway and cable car to the summit of Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitz.

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Elaborate architecture and exceptional cuisine, legendary landscapes and live history on the streets – western and central Europe is a place well worth its accolades

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During eight days we will follow the events of 1806 and 1813 in a mostly chronological order, allowing us to appreciate the time, distance and geographical challenges that had to be overcome by armies fighting mainly in Saxony.

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An iconic performance that takes place just once every decade, Oberammergau is something you won't want to miss. Along with witnessing this spectacle, you'll enjoy an 18th century inspired dinner concert at St. Peter's Monastery, visit the Nymphenburg Palace, dine at the legendary Hofbräuhaus, explore the Munich Residenz and tour Salzburg.

  • Holiday duration: 6 days
  • Price from: £2,245
  • Operator: Andante Travel
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Bellotto's Eye: Christmas in Dresden from CICERONI Travel. Enjoy Dresden in its Christmas livery. Compare the city as depicted by Bellotto with today’s remarkable recreations. Discover the insatiable patronage of the art-mad Electors of Saxony. See some amazing pictures & the world’s finest collection of Meissen porcelain. Festive programme.

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• Experience the 42nd production of the iconic Oberammergau Passion Play, performed once every ten years

• Enjoy cultural excursions to historical sights in this scenic corner of Bavaria

• Travel with musician John Bryden and art historian Andrew Spira, each lending their individual perspectives to this unique event

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