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Germany travel stories, activity recommendations and visitor information
Germany is much underrated as a tourist destination. It’s relatively affordable, has numerous great cities – such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich – plus scenery that ranges from Baltic Sea beaches to the mountains of Bavaria.
Grumpy Traveller author David Whitley has spent plenty of time in Germany over the last few years, and all the Germany stories on this site are linked to below. They include guides to Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich plus insights into Berlin’s microbrewers and a street art workshop.
Forget the great museums – it’s the bizarrely, little ones that have real heart. In every lasting relationship, there is a moment when you just know it is just meant to be. For me,Read More »
A musician’s art project in Berlin offers up possibly the weirdest accommodation in Germany, as David Whitley found out… It wasn’t a promising welcome. My instructions had led me to a building covered inRead More »
In Berlin, Germany, one Irish bike courier’s flight of fancy has grown into a karaoke challenge for the truly brave… This is an awful time to realise that I don’t actually know the words.Read More »
David Whitley heads underground in the Bavarian Alps to find a salt mine that’s pretty much an underground city. Deep underground, the oversized raft ploughs quietly across the lake. The lights dim slowly untilRead More »
Whether travelling by rail in France, Germany, Austria or the US, applying the tricks you’d use in the UK can save you money on overseas train fares. If there’s one thing that British peopleRead More »
Munich may be famous for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, but cocktail, wine and spirits lovers have plenty of great options too. Munich is unmistakably a beer city. It is where the beer gardenRead More »
Destinations with Christmas links that you may not be expecting – including Myra in Turkey, Cologne in Germany, Riga in Latvia, Bari in Italy and Ypres in Belgium. Whilst Bethlehem and Lapland do aRead More »
David Whitley searches beyond the obvious beer gardens and churches to get under the skin of Munich. Introduction to Munich It would be perfectly possible to spend a weekend in Munich without deviating fromRead More »
David Whitley meets the small band of craft brewers that are trying to change Berlin’s reputation for making bad beer. Change is brewing in Berlin. Germany may have a worldwide reputation for excellent beers,Read More »
From Nazi era and Cold War history to street art and nightlife – twenty compelling reasons to visit what I reckon is the best city in Europe. The Story of Berlin The German capitalRead More »