Borkum Island – Allergy-friendly vacations

Borkum is the westernmost of the East Frisian Islands and also the largest island in the North Sea. It has a maritime climate that is especially low in pollen and pollutants. It is the perfect destination for people with allergies. The islanders want to make that their trademark, and now cater for the needs of […]

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Dessau has unique attractions

Dessau is the centre of a great many attractions, unique to this part of Germany. A good base is the Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel (www.hotel-dessau.city.de) which is named after Prince (Fürst) Leopold 111 Friedrich Franz (1740-1817) who did so much for this area. His great grandfather had married Henriette Catharina, a Dutch lady, so […]

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Germany: Readers’ Tips, Recommendations and Travel Advice

Best of the Baltic Think of Norfolk’s solitary beaches, curlew-haunted creeks, forest-fringed dunes and its panoramic, glowering North Sea. Lay on the sophistication of a Deauville, with boisterous bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants serving seafood and traditional German dishes enjoyed by prosperous holidaymakers (mostly German, but also outdoor-loving Dutch and Belgians). Garnish with mile-long, crumbling Nazi […]

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Honeymoons in Germany: romance with modern comforts

  Pretty little towns full of medieval houses and narrow lanes, palaces, parks and gardens for majesty and magnificence, or secluded sandy beaches along the coast. Germany offers romantic destinations to suit all tastes – the perfect choice if you’re planning a dream honeymoon or a holiday for two. So you want to begin your […]

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Hainich, a National Park and World Heritage Site

There’s a primeval forest growing in the heart of Germany. The forest in Thuringen with its ancient beeches and more than 8,600 species of animals is a protected national park and part of a UNESCO world heritage listing. Hainich Forest Visitors can view the woods right from the treetops on the Hainich Canopy Walk Way, […]

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The Westerwald – central Germany’s green oasis

The Westerwald boasts forests, plateaus, river valleys, and with half-timbered houses. The heavily-eroded mountain range north-west of Frankfurt is the perfect spot for nature lovers. Hiking trails are the best way to explore this region. The Westerwaldsteig is 235 kilometers (146 miles) long and is one of Germany’s most attractive hiking trails. It runs through […]

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Germany woos Indian tourists with attractive holiday packages

In a bid to increase tourist traffic from India, the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has started focusing on attracting Indian youth to visit the country by offering cheap budget holiday packages. The GNTO today unveiled the offers at a road show here to promote Germany as leisure and incentive destination with budget holidays, free […]

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