Germany travel guide

Germany: lifting the black clouds in Lusatia

Germany: lifting the black clouds in Lusatia

Abandoned pits flooded, shores sprouting pine forests, beaches born from imported sand, vineyards planted on open-cast lignite mines… Europe’s largest artificial lake district is welcoming Mother Nature as she nurtures life back to a scarred land.

A city guide to Dresden, eastern Germany's rebuilt cultural masterpiece

After decades spent rebuilding from the rubble, the eastern German city is thriving, with beautifully reconstructed architecture, a hip art district and rolling Riesling vineyards.

Meet the maker: the Bavarian baker who elevates the art of traditional Easter treats

Easter in Germany is a time of indulgence, when bakers such as Arnd Erbel are busy making everything from dark chocolate hares to plaited loaves.

Four chic hotel stays in historic Cologne, Germany

The German city is embracing its modern side with a raft of stylish new rooms.

A city guide to Hamburg, Germany

Germany’s largest port city might be known as a business hub, but its lively neighbourhoods filled with indie boutiques and design hotels suggest it plays as hard as it works.

Meet the maker: Katharina Kock, the German butcher championing air-dried sausages

In central Germany, fifth-generation butcher Katharina Koch makes traditional air-dried sausages, but with a few surprises thrown in.

The inside guide to Stuttgart, south Germany's capital of cool

Be floored by contemporary art, futuristic architecture and life in the fast lane in this rapidly evolving German city.

Why Rhineland-Palatinate is Germany’s most romantic region

From fairytale castles sitting atop towering hills to the country’s most picturesque towns, here’s how to discover the famous wine-making state of Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany.  

Notes from an author: Adrian Duncan on Berlin

Fast-paced and frenetic, the German capital is often associated with hustle and bustle. Dig deeper, however, to discover secluded pockets of peace, and a whole new side to the city reveals itself. 

Why Germany's laid-back city of Freiburg has become a magnet for culinary aficionados

Freiburg im Breisgau is Germany's secret foodie capital. Discover the region's food and wine heritage, and find out what to eat and where to go for the city's best restaurants.

Like a local: Hamburg

For a snapshot of both classic and cool Germany, look no further than its second city. Whether you’re seeking high-brow concerts or bargain cast-offs, here’s where to head for the best of both worlds. 

Life in Berlin: meet the people making the city their home

German singer Jennifer Weist and Barry Burns of multi-instrumentalist of Scottish band Mogwai talk about their Berlin.

Eritrean beef and bubble waffles: discovering Berlin's street food scene at Markthalle Neun

Martkhalle Neun is transforming Berlin street food, introducing the likes of Eritrean beef stew and bubble waffles to a city weaned on currywurst and Pilsner.

Beyond Berghain in Berlin

Not cool enough to make it past the formidable doorman at Berghain, Berlin’s high temple of techno? No worries — your bar crawl options in Berlin never run dry.

11 ways to experience the best of Berlin

A city of all-night clubs and surprising street food, arthouse films and colourful graffiti, anything goes in Berlin. We meet the people and discover the places that make up one of Europe’s coolest — and most confident — capitals.

Meet the changemakers: Lorna Cannon from Refugee Voices Tours

In 2015, an estimated one million displaced people arrived in Europe seeking refuge. Berlin-based tour guide Lorna Cannon saw the opportunity to give them a platform to tell their stories.

How to spend 48 hours in Berlin as a vegan

From beetroot-glazed doughnuts to meat-free doner kebabs, vegan dining is revolutionising the German capital.

Exploring the Black Forest’s lyrical landscapes with Jack Wolfskin

Combine a city and outdoor break in Germany, with one of their new hiking routes — and do it in the right gear with Jack Wolfskin’s new capsule collection

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