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Category: Destinations

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Bamberg – the Franconian Rome

Built on seven hills flanking the River Regnitz and containing centuries of historic architecture, the Old City of Bamberg inevitably drew comparisons with Rome and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993,...

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Würzburg

With a beautiful riverside setting and a rich cultural and architectural heritage, Würzburg is a popular tourist destination, particularly as an important centre of Franconian wines. It is hard to believe that much of...

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Wertheim am Main

Located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers, Wertheim relied on this strategic position, and defensive wall with 18 towers, to maintain its independence from surrounding cities during the Middle Ages. It...

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The Middle Rhine Valley

Admired by painters and poets alike for its charming river landscapes, the Middle Rhine Valley was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Our journey between Cologne and the start of the Middle...

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Oh, Cologne

Cologne, or Köln as it is known in Germany, was founded in the 1st century AD as a colony of the Romans, and there are still some vestiges of their presence remaining today. Situated...

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Amsterdam – take two

We always vowed to come back. An unexpected and forced layover in 2010 gave us a tantalising taste of the city, so when the opportunity presented itself to return, we grabbed it with both...