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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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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Berlin

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Berlin

    November 21st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Of all Europe’s capitals, Berlin carries the biggest buzz. In the two decades or so since it was reunified, the city has developed into a heady meld of grit and glamour that’s vastly different from anywhere else in Germany – or the rest of the world for that matter. Today, this is a city of... Read more »

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  • Get on board: the 5 best European river cruises

    Get on board: the 5 best European river cruises

    March 29th, 2016AnneLise Sorensen
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    Among a certain segment of travellers, cruising is sometimes maligned: the dismal buffet and watered-down cocktails. Those kitschy lounge acts. The contrived shore excursions. But that, as they say, was then. Cruising today, and especially river cruising, offers an entirely different experience, from celebrity chef-driven cuisine to stargazing lounges to bike rides along leafy canals.... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best European city breaks

    10 of the best European city breaks

    December 1st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    In this article sponsored by Scenic Australia, Emma Gibbs picks 10 of the best city breaks across Europe. Europe is so crammed full of fascinating, vibrant cities that narrowing down the options to an actual decision for a weekend away can be surprisingly tricky. Thankfully, we’ve got a guide to the best European city breaks to help... Read more »

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  • Discover Berlin’s biggest bathtub: the Baltic Sea

    Discover Berlin’s biggest bathtub: the Baltic Sea

    October 8th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Carved balconies like lace, swaggering villas in spacious gardens and an absurdly long pier. Who would have expected “Herring Village” to be so glitzy? Indeed, who would have imagined such Bäderarchitektur (spa architecture) in a backwater like Usedom, a little-known island in the Baltic Sea? Yet during the latter half of the nineteenth century, as German aristocracy went crazy for... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons why Cologne could be Germany’s coolest city

    7 reasons why Cologne could be Germany’s coolest city

    September 11th, 2015Greg Dickinson
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    If you’re looking for a city with fairytale architecture and gas-lit cobbled alleyways, you should probably stop reading now. Book a flight to Prague or Paris and be done with it. For Cologne (or Köln), is at first glance underwhelming in its postwar geometricity, with more busy roads than pedestrianised ones and only one blockbuster sight... Read more »

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  • A beginner’s guide to the best German beers

    A beginner’s guide to the best German beers

    June 9th, 2015Daniel Neilson
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    Think Germany and you think beer. It’s a country whose beer culture is so ingrained and recognised that Oktoberfest (16 September–3 October 2017) is celebrated around the world. It’s the birthplace of lager, and one that is full of life and flavour (a far cry from the insipid mass-produced stuff). In fact, the word “lager” just means... Read more »

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  • Stunning video shows why you should travel at home

    Stunning video shows why you should travel at home

    May 6th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    In this week’s featured video “adventure is on our doorstep” is the message from Sebastian Linda from Saxony, Germany. “We travel to far away places because we expect holidays, recovery, adventure and new experiences. But is that always necessary?”, he asks. In this visual tour of his home state, Sebastian explores it all from the city of... Read more »

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  • Hamburg: Germany’s second city is hotting up

    Hamburg: Germany’s second city is hotting up

    May 6th, 2015Stuart Forster
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    Most travellers thinking about a weekend break in Germany overlook Hamburg and put Berlin and Munich at the top of their wish lists. Yet within Germany, the nation’s second city proves a popular draw thanks to nightlife, shopping and museums. Stuart Forster, a regular visitor to Germany, finds out what Hamburg has to offer. Why... Read more »

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  • Video: 24 things not to miss in Germany

    Video: 24 things not to miss in Germany

    March 16th, 2015Site Editor
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    Whether you’re dreaming of Berlin’s buzzing nightlife or want to write your own fairytales on the Romantic Road, you’ll find a wealth of exciting things to do and see in Germany. Here, we’ve picked 24 of our highlights. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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