5 reasons not to overlook Hannover for a short German break

Judging by some of the reactions I have had to my recent weekend away in Hannover, it’s not top of people’s list for a short break in Germany.  And it’s true that it’s probably pipped by the likes of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne.  But this doesn’t mean it’s not worth spending some time here –...
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Hannover’s Herrenhausen: wandering the stunning Royal Gardens

You won’t be in Hannover long before realising it’s an incredibly green city – there are parks and lakes galore as well as a 1,600 acre forest to amble around.  And although it’s true that the rebuilding of large swathes of the city centre after the World War II Allied bombings focused more on functionality...
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Nuremberg’s Palace of Justice: a fascinating but sobering reminder of the past

I deliberately chose to visit Nuremberg because I wanted to see the Palace of Justice.  Over the years, I’d visited enough museums to have learnt a little about the Second World War trials of the Nazi war criminals – known as the “Trial of the Main War Criminals” – that took place in the city...
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Baden-Baden: So good they named it twice

Baden-Baden.  So good they named it twice.  On a dip into to Baden-Baden you will discover how true this is.  A pretty spa town on the edge of the German Black Forest, it has everything you could want: great bars and restaurants overlooking green and leafy boulevards, elegant museums and gardens juxtaposed with ornate flowing fountains,...
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