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  • Luxury hotel holidays and touring holidays to Germany

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    Luxury hotel holidays and touring holidays to Germany

    Germany is a fascinating and richly varied country, with regional quirks and personalities a strong feature of German life, a hangover from the days, not too long ago, when the country was once a patchwork of independent states. Today, to travel from the ancient ports of the north, across the open fields of the German plain, and down through the Ruhr and onto the forests, mountains and cosmopolitan cities of Germany’s Bavarian south, you’ll experience an intriguing variety as great – and appealing – as you’d find anywhere else in Europe. Several of Germany’s cities have the air of national capitals. Cologne, though enmeshed in one Europe’s most intensively industrialised regions, is rich in monuments. Bavaria’s capital, Munich, is another star attraction, with great museums and galleries. Berlin, the nucleus of the turmoil of reunification, is now one of the most sophisticated, artistic and exciting cities on the planet, while Nurnberg is thrillingly ancient, with the most charming of winter markets in the 11th century square, and summer festivals when the cobbled streets come alive with street artists and musicians. Scattered between these city big-hitters, quieter, utterly charming cities and large towns abound, with medieval old towns straight out of fairytale picture books. Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany, is an absolute gem, nestling between wooded hills on the banks of the Neckar river, a setting that has seduced visitors ever since the days of the Grand Tour. But from Trier to Bamberg, Marburg to Meissen, Regensburg to Rothenburg, enchanting old towns abound. Beyond Germany’s beautiful cities and towns, the Bavarian Alps, right on Munich’s doorstep, are a spectacular playground for hikers and bikers, horse-riders and skiers. The Rhine and Mosel are both littered with castles and vineyards, offering an enchanting backdrop for the cruise boats that drift serenely along their waters. And stretching more than 100 miles north to south, and 45 miles from east to west, the Black Forest is awash with pretty spa towns and exquisite health resorts, crisscrossed with walking trails. The Black Forest also boasts some of the most spectacular rail journals on the planet. A beautiful, intriguing country vastly at odds with its stiff stereotype, Germany is a wonderful holiday destination for active outdoorsy types and city-breakers alike.

    Facts

    CapitalBerlin
    Airportsseveral airports are served from the UK, including Berlin, Bremen, Cologne-Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart and Munich.
    CurrencyEuro (£1 = 1.24 Euros)
    Size137,000 sq miles
    Population82 million
    Average temperaturestemperatures vary depending on location, with snow a permanent feature on the summits of the Bavarian Alps; summer temperatures throughout the country average in the low 20Cs.

    Local highlights

    Berlin’s world-class museums, bustling bars, galleries and monuments; Rugen Island, with its rugged chalk cliffs, windswept beaches, Romantic-era spa architecture and tree-lined country roads; Dresden, with its baroque beauty on the banks of the majestic Elbe; Cologne’s magnificent cathedral; the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg; the sandy dunes of Sylt, a North Sea island with fabulous beaches and surf; the beer halls of Munich, ideally in September during the Oktoberfest; Lubeck, a Hanseatic gem; Muritz National Park, where you can go paddling and camping in a paradise teeming with birds; Bremen, a metropolis in miniature, with lovely red-brick and Art Nouveau architecture; the Alpine resorts of Bavaria, including Berchtesgaden, with dramatic peaks, dreamy lakes and superb walking trails; drive or cruise along the Rhine or Mosel, visiting castles, medieval villages and superb vineyards along the way; the walled medieval towns of Rothenburg and Trier, both with wonderful Christmas markets; the Christmas market at Nuremberg, oldest – and still most picturesque – in the world.

    Getting out and about

    Hiring a car is probably the best way to explore the country, which has as good a network of roads as you’ll find anywhere in the world. Driving the Rhine and Mosel valleys is particularly rewarding, littered as they are in medieval castles and villages, as well as world-class wineries. Buses and trains also represent a relatively cheap and highly efficient way of exploring the country.

    Travel arrangements

    British Airways flies to Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Frankfurt and Munich. Flight time is about 2 hours.

  • Highlights of Berlin Prague and Vienna rail tour

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    7 nights rail holiday to Berlin, Prague and Vienna. From £1,690 per person. By rail all the way out and bac

    Germany Czech Republic and Poland three historical countries rail tour

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    13 nights rail tour to Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Krakow and Warsaw. From £2,130 per person.

    Highlights of Germany rail tour

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    9 nights rail tour from £2,130 visiting Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Cologne
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne - Luxury hotel holidays

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    The five-star Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne offers guests a traditional environment in which to enjoy

    Hotel Bulow Palais Dresden - luxury hotel holidays

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    The Bülow Palais is a super, five-star hotel that offers a unique style with excellent dining and spa fac

    Hotel de Rome Berlin - Luxury hotel holidays

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    Hotel de Rome Berlin is close to Unter den Linden in the Mitte district, and Museum Island.

    Hotel Torbrau Munich - Luxury hotel holidays

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    The Hotel Torbräu is a good-quality, comfortable four-star hotel in an excellent location for exploring M

    The Charles Hotel Munich - Luxury hotel holidays

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    The Charles Hotel Munich is a spacious and contemporary five-star property with an excellent range of facil

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