Dresden, Germany

Germany’s Best Cities for a Weekend Break

Famous for its fast cars (Audi, VW, Mercedes), beer festivals (Oktoberfest) and household name supermodels (Claudia Schiffer, Heidi Klum), as well as its long and troubled history, Germany has long been one of Europe’s top holiday destinations. Whether you want to discover the world-renowned landmarks of the capital, marvel over Cologne’s UNESCO-listed Cathedral or cruise through the country’s biggest port at Hamburg, here are some of Germany’s best cities for a weekend break.

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August 6, 2014 by
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Summer in Frankfurt, Germany

Summer Things to Do in Frankfurt

With temperatures soaring in the city, many Frankfurters escape the city to holiday in the nearby Black Forest or cruise along the Rhine River, but there are still plenty of ways to make the most of the weather without leaving the city. Here are some ideas for summer things to do in Frankfurt.

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July 30, 2014 by
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Summer Beach Bars in Hamburg

Relax at one of the many summer beach bars in Hamburg. Photo courtesy of Star5112 via Flickr.

Making the most of its idyllic location on the River Elbe, Hamburgers have been holidaying at the riverside beaches since the 20th century and with temperatures soaring during the summer months, the waterfront bars and bathing areas make the perfect spot to cool off. Hamburg’s summer beach bars are renowned as some of the best in the country and whether you’re spending a weekend partying in the city or cruising along the Elbe, bar hopping along the coast is an experience not to be missed.

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July 2, 2014 by
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Germany’s Best River Cruises

Cruising through Dresden on the Elbe River

Once the country’s principal trade and transport routes, Germany has a long-established network of rivers and canal-ways traversing the length and breadth of the country, and there’s no more atmospheric way to discover the German countryside than sailing through its heart. From UNESCO-listed cities to cliff-top medieval castles and riverside Christmas markets twinkling with fairy lights, Germany’s best river cruises will take you to some of the country’s most breathtaking destinations. Not sure where to go first? Read on…

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June 11, 2014 by
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Things to Do in Hamburg in Summer

With its scenic canal ways and lakeside beaches, Germany’s largest cruise port offers the perfect setting for whiling away a summer’s afternoon and there are plenty of things to do in Hamburg in summer. From paddleboarding around the lake to watching a movie at an open-air theater, or letting loose at one of Hamburg’s top events and festivals; here are some ideas for making the most of the sun.

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June 4, 2014 by
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Frankfurt’s Unique Wäldchestag Festival

Frankfurt, Germany

Traditionally held on the Tuesday after the Whitsun (Pentecost), Frankfurt’s unique Wäldchestag festival dates back to the Middle Ages and is one of the city’s most important folk festivals. While the Wäldchestag (‘Forest Day’) is no longer an official city holiday, the festival still draws huge crowds of locals, kicking off the summer season with a funfair, market and plenty of alfresco entertainment.

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May 14, 2014 by
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