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15th June 2020 by Budget Traveller

Travelling in the age of coronavirus - A weekend in Leipzig

The journey begins again. This was our first trip anywhere since the 10th March when we went to Amsterdam for my birthday/work trip. After the stress and strain of the last few months, packing the bag feels like a release. I dust off the packing cube. It has been sulking in the bitter depths of my backpack since early March. I’m little unsure of what to pack. I mentally go through my checklist. Sometimes, its these small rituals of travel that you miss the most about travel. We pack our...

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24th February 2020 by Budget Traveller

Perfect weekend getaway from Berlin - Potsdam

Just a 40 minute ride from the chaotic and bustling Berlin, stepping into Potsdam feels like entering a different universe. Having visited and lived in Berlin for the past 10 years, I immediately asked myself what took me so long to visit this city. From Prussia to the birthplace of film, European architecture, international science institutes, and the decision to divide Germany, Potsdam is a wonderful microcosm of Europe’s diverse history and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990...

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3rd May 2020 by Charlie, Distracted

A solo traveller’s guide to visiting Christmas Markets in Germany

It’s that time of year where a whole heap of us are tempted by cheap flights and the need to use up the last of our annual leave and head to central Europe for a festive fix. I LOVE Christmas and all the mulled-flavoured, pine-scented, sparkly-decorated joy it brings, and nowhere does that better than a Christmas Market in Germany. Replicated in countries all over the world, the originals obviously do it best, and having visited my first one in Frankfurt in 2015, I’ve been itching to go...

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23rd November 2019 by Twins that Travel

A seasonal guide to visting Germany

It’s been thirty years since the reunification of Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall. A monumental moment in both German and European history, the removal of the divide not only united a country, but pieced together a destination overflowing with extraordinary natural beautiful, fairytale towns and Tolkeinesque castles....

15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

Beautiful things to do in the Rhine Valley and Moselle Valley

Here's the second part of our road trip through Germany! This time we head off to explore the beauties of the Rhine Valley and the Moselle Valley - chock filled with some of Germany's most beautiful towns, villages and castles....

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11th October 2019 by Budget Traveller

2 days in Bautzen, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval towns

An hour’s train ride from Dresden, Bautzen with its impressive fortifications and beautifully preserved old town is a joy to wonder through. I had accidentally stumbled upon the city during my original Germany hostels roadtrip back in 2012 enroute to Leipzig and really was enchanted by its winding cobbled streets and colourful half timbered houses plus its impressive collection of 17 medieval towers which form a dreamy skyline, a kind of Manhattan of the German Middle ages. I was curious...

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10th September 2019 by Budget Traveller

48 hours in Meissen, the Porcelain city of Germany

Where are all the tourists ?’, we wondered as we sipped on a lovely glass of the local Müller-Thurgau wine. It’s 11.30am – must be wine o’clock somewhere. Suns beating down on our heads and there’s an eerie pindrop silence in the main square. The only thing that breaks our reverie are the occasional trucks delivering barrels of wine. Plus every 15 minutes you hear the unique 37 porcelain bells of the Frauenkirche ‘Church of Our Lady’ rattle the empty blue sky for a few seconds...