Considering a short family cycling holiday with a difference? We explored the Ruhrgebiet – an enormous industrial region in the north-west of Germany. Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Dortmund – they are flat, cheap… and utterly unique. What more would you want?
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Hidden gems of Nuremberg
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is famous for its gingerbread, bratwurst and hilltop castle. But delve deeper to discover fascinating hidden gems which bring the history of this Bavarian city closer. OK, ok… and there’s Playmobil Fun Park too…
Luisenpark – The most beautiful city park you’ve never heard of
What’s the most beautiful city park in Europe? Ask tourists and you’ll probably hear about the well-known parks of London, Munich or Barcelona. But ask the people of Mannheim, Germany, and you may get a different response…
Cycling with kids in the Ahrtal, Germany
Germany is a wonderful destination for getting outside and active with the whole family. Camping, hiking, cycling and, er, extreme ballet… what’s not to like about a short break in the Ahrtal?
Lohr am Main – The Snow White town
Did you know that Snow White actually existed? We ventured deep into the heart of Germany to explore the real-life town which inspired the fairest fairy tale of them all.
Playmobil Fun Park
A review of Playmobil Fun Park in Nuremberg, Germany. More giant playground than theme park, this family attraction in Nürnberg is perfect for kids who just love to play.
The Celtic Fort of Otzenhausen
A hilltop fortress in Germany has several different names, a mind-boggling number of stones… and has been around for almost 2,500 years.
Mannheim: it surprised us!
Travel isn’t about ticking off beautiful places; it’s about gaining new experiences, stepping outside your everyday world and seeing things from a different perspective. So for my village-reared country kids, Mannheim was a source of wonder and amazement.