Posts Tagged ‘ Germany ’

The Christmas market in Berlin

Dec 20th, 2016 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

The number of Britons travelling to Germany has been growing year-on-year. The mindless acts of individuals and terrorists could strike any country. Don’t let it deter you from visiting Germany.

A virtual Rameses II

Dec 6th, 2016 | By
the head of Rameses II

A new exhibition in the German city of Karlsruhe about Rameses II – also known as Rameses the Great – may herald another bout of interest.


Dec 4th, 2016 | By

Paul Wojnicki reveals why Cologne is possibly Germany’s coolest city…

Saturday snippets: 19th November 2016

Nov 19th, 2016 | By
overhead view of Thorne Island

A listed fort, toilets, supersonic flights, high-speed rail between Singapore and Malaysia, APD and Christmas Markets are on Adrian’s radar screen this week.

For he’s a jolly good thello

Nov 8th, 2016 | By

Paul Wojnicki lets the Thello train take the strain and showcases some of the highlights of the route

The best of both worlds

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

So all your travelling companions want to do is unfurl in the sun yet, while you’re looking for blazing sunshine, you don’t want to spend all day on the beach. Sound familiar? Please don’t worry. We have some suggestions sure to fulfil every sand and culture nirvana

Three bars to blow your mind

Jun 10th, 2016 | By

The low-down on three of the most incredible places in the world to grab a drink

The great Dusseldorf invasion

May 6th, 2016 | By

Some 600,000 people will be in the German city for the celebrations which, this year, take place on May 21st.

Spring in Munich

Apr 11th, 2016 | By

The Oktoberfest is one of the main things that the southern Germany city of Munich is known for the world over. Not so copied have been the events that attract visitors to Munich in the spring time.

Saturday snippets: 9th April 2016

Apr 9th, 2016 | By

We visited florida and Germany in bumper numbers last year but strkes and Butlin’s birthday also occupy Adrian’s summary of the week.

Saturday snippets: 12th March 2016

Mar 12th, 2016 | By

From ITB in Berlin, Adrian reports on which destinations are in the ascendent and which are suffering. But it is Batman’s car and Maine lobster that attract his serious attention!

Postcard from Argentina: part three

Feb 11th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef

Our tips for 2016

Dec 29th, 2015 | By

In summary, then, in alphabetical order, here are our top tips for 2016: Anguilla, Cardigan Bay, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Hull, Peru, South Korea, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

25 Years of German Unity

Sep 24th, 2015 | By

This year’s commemoration of the Day of German Unity – the 25th anniversary – will be held in Frankfurt from the 2nd to the 4th of October.

Bardentreffen or Glastonbury? Bardentreffen is free!

Jun 25th, 2015 | By

How is it that this month of music called Bardentreffen came about and why is it Nuremberg?

Barrier-free travel in Germany

Mar 15th, 2015 | By

Few tourist boards pay more than lip service to barrier-free tourism despite the figures showing that the tourism market for those possessing disabilities runs into billions within Europe.

Saturday snippets: 7th March 2015

Mar 7th, 2015 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

Adrian has been in Germany this week at a travel trade show where he finds that Germany has been attracting more British visitors. But then few destinations have not announced greater visitor numbers.

Saturday snippets: 20th December 2014

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
image of Stirling Castle

As the year nears it’s end, Adrian looks at holiday promotions that are under way or about to start but forgets to thank readers for putting up with his sometimes acerbic comments during the year!

The year that was

Dec 17th, 2014 | By

It’s been a busy year of travelling and it’s time to take stock. Here Just About Travel contributor and travel enthusiast, Kaye Holland, shares five of her favourite 2014 travel destinations

Saturday snippets: 15th November 2014

Nov 15th, 2014 | By
Cape Tribulation YHA

This week Adrian wonders why we can’t have Christmas markets reflecting the best of local produce, sees more national parks announced in Australia and charts the rise of Croatia as a holiday destination.

German Christmas markets

Nov 9th, 2014 | By

It won’t be long before the time is on us for Christmas markets. Germany is the home of many and the influence of their markets has been astonishing over the last 10 years or so.

Saturday snippets: 4th October 2014

Oct 4th, 2014 | By
image of Stirling Castle

Adrian remebers the entreprenrial Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, records the saving of the Wedgwood Collection for our countries, and looks at how successful some places have been in enticing us to visit them.

The best place to be today

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

The low-down on where we should be escaping to this October

Saturday snippets: 20th September 2014

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

Deciding he hasn’t enough money to buy his own hideaway in the Maldives, Adrian settles on some other upcoming events.

Discovering the heart of Germany

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
Goslar market place clock

The Harz Region in the centre of Germany straddles the border between what was East and West Germany. Formally a mining area with a small range of mountains, it has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Natasha Blair discovers what the area has to offer.

Hanging out in Hamburg

Aug 17th, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland cuts loose in a city that has become a real hot bed of hedonism

Germany and the World Cup fall-out

Aug 3rd, 2014 | By
Berlin Reichstag

Germany’s success at the World Cup in Brazil is expected to be the spur that persuades more of us to holiday in Germany.

Wunderbar! The best of Germany

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

It’s not just football that Germany is good at: Deutschland is also a top travel destination. Here’s a few of our favourite German hotspots