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best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

Stay in a castle

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Berlin sightseeing

Berlin sightseeing that most tourists don't know about

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If you want to discover underground Berlin before it goes mainstream, here's a unique list for sightseeing in Berlin – away from the tourist crowds.

Small towns in Germany

9 ways small towns in Germany will blow your mind

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There's more than just medieval charm to be found in the best small towns in Germany. Here are 9 reasons why small towns in Germany can be better than Berlin.

The 10 best places to visit in Germany

The 10 best places to visit in Germany

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A list of places to visit in Germany crosses of all demands – vibrant cities, stunning scenery, castles, culture and beer. Here’s a taste of the best places to visit in Germany.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

8 epic German tourist spots – that some Germans don’t even know

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Time to see something besides the usual German tourist spots? Get off the beaten path with these epic German tourist spots that even some Germans don't know.

Best Munich beer gardens

Best beer gardens in Munich

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Christianity has Bethlehem. Judaism has Jerusalem. Islam has Mecca. And beer-lovers have Munich.

Top things to do in Berlin

Top 10 quirkiest things to do in Berlin

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If you're hunting for off-beat Berlin, these top 10 things to do in Berlin will uncover Berlin's famed quirky side, from squat-house cinema to underground supper clubs.

Best Berlin clubs

The 10 wildest places to party in Berlin

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Discover why everyone raves about Berlin's nightlife scene – is it the wildest party scene in the world? Here are the top clubs in Berlin to find out.

Hipster guide Cologne

Hipster guide to Cologne

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Travel blogger Adam guides you to the hippest bars, clubs, cafes restaurants and gay scene in the German city of Cologne.

Barefoot trails Germany

Karilogue: Dirty and rejuvenated in Bad Orb

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Kari Martindale takes the plunge and explores Bad Orb – the longest barefoot trail in Germany – and finds the rejuvenation in getting dirty.

How to drive on the Autobahn

Road rules: How not to drive the Autobahn like a tourist

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Hyde Flippo outlines the German Way's seven golden rules for driving on the Autobahn like an expert, not a tourist. Hint: there are speed limits involved.

Amsterdam Mamas: Best Christmas markets

Amsterdam Mamas: Best Christmas markets

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Here is Amsterdam Mamas' list of their favourite Christmas markets in the Netherlands and Germany.

German Christmas markets

Best Christmas markets in Germany

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Germany's Christmas season kicks off with Christmas markets. American expat Jessica Geraci writes about Christmas markets in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt Munich and Nuremburg.



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