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  • Going underground in Hamburg: 6 ways to see the city’s alternative side

    Going underground in Hamburg: 6 ways to see the city’s alternative side

    July 18th, 2017Neil McQuillian
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    Hamburg is perpetually on the brink of falling out with itself. On the one hand, it’s a city of convention and millionaires – Hamburg has the highest concentration in Germany – with all the associated trappings. But Hamburg’s alternative side is in rude health and full voice too. Ranging from seediness and vice all the... Read more »

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  • Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    July 14th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    France remains one of the most visited countries in the world – and it’s easy to see why. From the bucolic charm of Provence to the metropolitan allure of Paris, the country’s diversity can make deciding where to go a challenge. We’ve put together this quiz to help.

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  • 7 reasons to visit Lithuania this summer

    7 reasons to visit Lithuania this summer

    June 20th, 2017Monica Woods
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    Stuck for summer holiday inspiration? Lithuania has loads to offer, from wild, dune-backed beaches to even wilder festivals. And, with the country gearing up to celebrate 100 years since the restoration of independence (in 2018), there’s never been a better time to visit. The Centenary Song Festival (in the capital Vilnius, June 2018), an extravaganza of folk music, dance, art... Read more »

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  • Why you should travel around Poland by train

    Why you should travel around Poland by train

    June 19th, 2017Jonathan Bousfield
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    Polish cities are undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Thanks to a combination of urban renovation, bold contemporary architecture and blossoming nightlife, there’s never been a better time to travel around Poland. And never a better time to travel by train. Here’s why: 1. You can cover more ground Poland’s cities all have very different personalities,... Read more »

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  • The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    June 7th, 2017David Hillier
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    Festivals are a different beast in 2017. They used to be associated with drinking warm cider while watching crusty bands in your naffest clothes; now the best events are kaleidoscopic extravaganzas designed to tease out the hidden, spectacular you that doesn’t get aired in the office. From Morocco to Norway, we pick 10 summer festivals... Read more »

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  • Why Turin should be your next foodie break

    Why Turin should be your next foodie break

    May 26th, 2017Edward Aves
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    Not so long ago, Turin (Torino) – Italy’s great northern powerhouse – was largely ignored by tourists, unfairly dismissed as little more than a giant Fiat factory. Yet this elegant city of Baroque palaces and graceful piazzi would be a prime draw were it anywhere else other than this spectacularly beautiful country. Since hosting the... Read more »

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  • Why you should go back to Paris in 2017

    Why you should go back to Paris in 2017

    May 11th, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    There’s nowhere else quite like Paris. No other city can match the allure of its rooftop vistas, café-lined boulevards and striking monuments. Paris’s ability to be at once a bastion of cutting-edge culture, classical arts and old-school romanticism are just a few of the reasons why we named it our top city to visit in... Read more »

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  • 7 Dutch cities to explore beyond Amsterdam

    7 Dutch cities to explore beyond Amsterdam

    April 27th, 2017Stuart Forster
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    Amsterdam — with its museums, gabled Golden Age houses and network of historic canals — is a sure bet for a weekend break. But it’s not all the Netherlands has to offer. Beyond the capital, there are a whole host of lesser-visited cities worth a trip – and they’re likely to be easier on the pocket.... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beach holidays in Europe

    The 10 best beach holidays in Europe

    April 14th, 2017Mary Novakovich
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    For a relatively small continent, Europe has some extraordinary coastlines. Their variety is dizzying, from sheltered rocky coves fringed with olive trees to vast stretches of soft sandy beaches. Whittling down the list for possible beach holidays on this continent can be tough, so here are a few places that will get you in the mood for lazy... Read more »

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  • Back to nature: 8 of the wildest places in Europe

    Back to nature: 8 of the wildest places in Europe

    April 5th, 2017Jonathan Bousfield
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    Europe is often seen as an over-populated, over-travelled continent. But it can still serve up huge helpings of mind-blowing natural beauty – and the peace and quiet with which to contemplate it at leisure. To prove it, we’ve listed eight of Europe’s wildest, most exhilaratingly and away-from-it-all spots – and the best ways to explore them.... Read more »

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  • 8 of Europe’s most haunting ghost towns

    8 of Europe’s most haunting ghost towns

    March 23rd, 2017Kiki Deere
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    Abandoned buildings with crumbling walls. Deserted streets. Eerie silence. Scattered across Europe are a number of once-bustling towns that are now left uninhabited. Some were the scene of fierce fighting; others were abandoned when natural disasters struck. From France to Norway, these are the ones you should add to your bucket list. 1. Oradour-sur-Glane, France The small... Read more »

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  • The cheapest places to travel this spring

    The cheapest places to travel this spring

    March 20th, 2017Michelle Bhatia
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    With the slightest hint of spring in the air we can all be coaxed from that winter hibernation and out into the world as it blooms. Spring is a great time for travel, so whether it’s catching some sun, mountain hiking or delving into some history and culture – or even some last-minute snow action... Read more »

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