• Cologne Neumarkt
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    Christmas capers in Cologne

    Cologne is arguably the best-known of Germany’s Christmas market towns and justifiably so. With no less than seven main markets to explore, Christmas lovers can trail the day away as they trundle merrily from one square to another in the search for Christmas goodies. From old town markets to garden markets to fairytale markets, each one has its own individual theme. Most are located within the city centre and all are accessible by a handy Christmas road train that runs in the busiest part of the season. Markets are understandably busy with a mix of tourists, local shoppers and those soaking up the Christmas atmosphere. I love that the markets…

  • Night-time in Dusseldorf
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    Festive fun in Dusseldorf

    All hail to the world of Christmas! With magic, mince pies and mayhem for the masses, Christmas markets pull in hundreds of thousands of visitors every year all on the search for the best gifts and decorations their pennies can buy. For me, this festive time has always been about winding down and spending time with people I care about plus a little bit of sparkle. Like most I indulge at this time of year, but my indulgence is to surround myself with as much Christmas spirit as possible either by making decorations, baking, listening to yuletide tunes, (okay singing badly to yuletide tunes) or following my elf-like nose to…

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    Top 10…foods to try in Berlin

    Berlin was a hidden foodie destination for us. In the four short days spent in Berlin, we wandered the city streets viewing many of the must-see attractions and munched on German fayre all the way. Not a single dish or drink we tried was a disappointment, so if you decide to visit prepare yourself for culinary happiness. Here is a quick guide on some of the best food options that you won’t want to miss! Cocktails in an Indian Restaurant – who knew that this was a thing? But amongst the many Indian restaurants in Berlin, sipping on an evening cocktail appears to be a local past-time. The restaurants take…

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    Berlin

    A modern metropolis mixes with urban streets to form an individual city scene in this German city. Shopping malls can be found among the business district for all the city-lovers among you. In contrast, the industrial feel to the streets outside of this sector make for some unusual sights and sounds, with communities residing in dwellings built from corrugated iron, wood, scrap metal and anything else are hidden within the lesser know streets of the city. These areas tend to be fenced off to outside wanderers, but a variety of people enter and exit these inner-city villages. The biggest surprise being the small stream of men in suits that came…