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When: Head out to Germany in the peak of the summer months when the country's continental climate makes for blissfully hot and long days of unbroken sunshine.
Where: Berlin has something for everyone to enjoy and find fascinating. There are the historic attractions of Unter den Linden and Museum Island, the relics of the tough twentieth century such as the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie and some of the best nightclubs in Europe including the legendary Berghain.
Why: Berlin is a city of contradictions - a place heavy with history and one that is simultaneously youthful and exuberant. There are fantastic museums and concert venues, there are charming markets and excellent restaurants and there are some of the best techno clubs in the world!
When: Why not head out to Germany in September for the world famous Oktoberfest?
Where: Oktoberfests have sprung up across Germany in more recent years but its cultural home will always be the stunning historic city of Munich. Munich offers plenty to see and do other than consuming beer though! Be sure to check out such stunning attractions as the Frauenkirche, the Neues Rathaus and the Schloss Nymphenburg, and if there's a game on, get tickets to see Europe's best football team in action.
Why: Oktoberfest is famous around the world. It is one of the biggest festivals on the planet and is responsible each year for the consumption of 8 million litres of beer! It is truly a sight to behold!
When: Germany can get very hot in the summer months. Depending on your climatic preferences, you might like to head out in the late spring months when the weather has heated up sufficiently and when the countryside is in full bloom.
Where: Germany boasts a great number of stunning historic cities which make the ideal destination for a romantic mini break. Check out Dresden - one of the continent's finest baroque cities and home to such marvels as the Semper Opera, the Zwinger Palace and the Frauenkirche as well as a great many excellent restaurants, bars and luxury hotels.
Why: Germany's rich cultural history makes for some truly beautiful cities, all displaying a great determination to distinguish itself from the other regional capitals. If it's not Dresden, why not visit the stunning gothic cities of Cologne, Nuremburg or Bremen?
When: Why not take the kids out to Germany for the christmas holidays? It's a country that really does christmas well - with festive markets and snow capped mountains.
Where: The Bavarian Alps are a great destination for a family skiing holiday. There are numerous ski resorts - including those of Fichtelebirge, Berchtesgadener Land and Inzell - all of which boast stunning scenery, long pistes of all levels of difficulty and a great apres-ski scene.
Why: The Bavarian Alps offer some stunning mountain landscapes dotted with chocolate-box-pretty villages ancient spa towns and historic castles - don't pass up the opportunity of seeing the Neuschwanstein Castle - it's the stuff of childhood fantasy!