Places in Germany
Berlin's combo of glamour and grit is bound to mesmerise anyone keen to explore its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, intense parties and tangible history. Time Travel Bismarck and Marx, Einstein and Hitler, JFK and Bowie, they’ve all shaped – and been shaped by – Berlin, whose richly textured history stares you in the face at every turn.
Frankfurt am Main
Unashamedly high-rise, Frankfurt-on-the-Main (pronounced ‘mine’) is unlike any other German city. Bristling with jagged skyscrapers, ‘Mainhattan’ – the focal point of a conurbation with some 5 million inhabitants – is a true capital of finance and business, home base for one of the world’s largest stock exchanges as well as the European Central Bank.
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Top 20 free things to do in Berlin
Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing...
Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys
Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in...
Walpurgisnacht: celebrate the arrival of spring with witches and warlocks in Germany
'Walpurgis Night' by alinnman...
Hit the highlights of Berlin with this three-day itinerary in the German capital...