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  • Christmas Markets in the Harz Mountains

    Christmas Markets in the Harz Mountains

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    22 December 2017

    It’s the smell of Christmas more than anything. The puzzling fuzz of deep red glühwein, the sharp nostalgic crackle of a lit brazier, and the gentle waft of German incense.

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  • Top 5 reasons to see Ireland

    Top 5 reasons to see Ireland

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    19 October 2017

    The reasons to visit Ireland are fairly self explanatory. It is beautiful, green, and filled with millennia of history and tradition. In case you need a bit more convincing, however, take a look at our top 5 reasons to visit the breathtaking ‘Emerald Isle’.

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  • Oktoberfest and Alternatives

    Oktoberfest and Alternatives

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    18 October 2017

    Munich’s annual Oktoberfest (ironically starting in September) is a hedonist spectacle that sees one of Bavaria’s most popular cities flooded with tourists, eager to sup local beer, and, as we all now know, become raucously drunk.

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  • Oberammergau

    Oberammergau

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    12 June 2017

    What do the black death epidemic, that ravaged much of Europe during the 17th century, and an epic five-hour play performed over 100 times in the space of a few months have in common? Very little most would think, but then most would be wrong…

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  • Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

    Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

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    4 May 2017

    Over the past decade, the choice and variety for vegetarians wanting to eat out has boomed – it’s not just stuffed peppers and goats cheese tartlets anymore! But there are some destinations that seem heaven sent for those keeping to a meat-free diet, places where local delicacies cater more to a vegie palate than any other and where it may even be the meat eaters who are in the minority! So here are 5 of the expected and the unexpected when it comes to global vegetarian hotspots.

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  • Imperial Cities: Berlin

    Imperial Cities: Berlin

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    11 November 2015

    Berlin binds you with its own unique spell and offers an intoxicating mix of history, civilisation and excellent food and drink. It is without doubt a worthy stop on any trip through Europe.

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  • Five of Europe’s most scenic railway lines

    Five of Europe’s most scenic railway lines

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    24 March 2015

    Rail is undoubtedly one of the most romantic ways to travel, and complementing a rail journey perfectly is stunning scenery. Here we peruse some of the most alluring railway lines in Europe.

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  • The Amazing Trains of Germany

    The Amazing Trains of Germany

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    11 August 2014

    Explore Germany's trains on a holiday from Great Rail Journeys. From narrow-gauge railways to high-speed locomotives, Germany is a rail-lover's dream.

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