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GIVEAWAY – top books for armchair or actual travel to GERMANY

16th June 2019

Top books for armchair or actual travel to Germany. WIN  a copy each of:

  • The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding, one house 5 generations of inhabitants, a mesmerising account of a century of Germany history, beautifully told.
  • Homeland by Walter Kempowski, as one man goes to explore the former lands of Prussia
  • PLUS BONUS SURPRISE BOOK that is destined to be one of the top summer reads 2019! (also set in Germany, of course)

top books for armchair or actual travel to GERMANY

How To Enter:

Just  tell us by midnight 29th June (UK time) what you would most like to see in Germany … would it be a Beer Garden in Munich? Or would it be the Reichstag Glass dome? Or maybe climbing the towers of Cologne Cathedral? Perhaps a river cruise down the Rhine or Mosel River…..


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  1. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 30/06/2019 at 2:58 pm

    I’d love to visit Berlin as an adult. Had a short trip there with family as a child but hear great things about the relaxed feel and inclusive atmosphere.


  2. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 30/06/2019 at 2:46 pm

    Nerys M’s address came out of the hat!!


  3. User: Fiona jk42

    Posted on: 28/06/2019 at 10:04 pm

    I would love to visit Berlin and take in the art & music scene there


  4. User: Megan

    Posted on: 28/06/2019 at 9:19 pm

    The Black Forest.


  5. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 28/06/2019 at 7:56 pm

    I’d like to visit the Black Forest


  6. User: Denise Walker

    Posted on: 28/06/2019 at 2:19 pm

    My son lives in Berlin so I’d most like to see him and also I’d love to have a picnic on the river spree.


  7. User: Alastair bull

    Posted on: 28/06/2019 at 1:25 pm

    Climbing the towers of cologne cathedral is a definitely on the bucket list.


  8. User: Pat Stubbs

    Posted on: 28/06/2019 at 1:20 pm

    I would like to walk down the Unter Den Linden as it was closed for major reovation last time we visited and it was something we really wanted to do


  9. User: Anna Pearson

    Posted on: 27/06/2019 at 9:20 pm

    I’d love to see Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria. Like a real fairytale!


  10. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 27/06/2019 at 5:35 pm

    The port city of Hamburg


  11. User: Adrian Lee

    Posted on: 27/06/2019 at 4:45 pm

    I would love to do a Rhine cruise, or a train trip to Baveria


  12. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 27/06/2019 at 3:15 pm

    I would love a cruise down the Rhine!


  13. User: Shelley White

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 5:41 pm

    I’d like to visit the Black Forest and eat gateau!


  14. User: Rebecca

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 12:57 pm

    The Bauhaus, both in Dessau and Weimar, especially since it’s the 100 year anniversary and we’re finally hearing more about the women artists of the Bauhaus era!


  15. User: Jackie Smith

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 12:55 pm

    I have read so many wonderful stories of Berlin and its various neighbourhoods, each with their own different characters. I would love to visit for real and take some time exploring on foot to compare my jumbled impressions with the reality.


  16. User: Helen Jones

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 12:08 pm

    Love to take a Rhône cruise slowly seeing beautiful castles and stopping in towns along the way


  17. User: Jo Heinrich

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 11:46 am

    I’d like to go to Ostholstein and stay by the sea: I spent a summer there working in a hotel to improve my German thirty years ago and would love to have a chance to see that beautiful area again!


  18. User: Sarah Pybus

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 11:37 am

    I’d love to go walking in the Black Forest and also visit Dresden.


  19. User: Helen Clayton

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 8:49 am

    Heidelberg-sitting on the river in a beautiful valley and a university town full of life and historical interest would be a wonderful visit.


  20. User: Zoey H

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 8:26 am

    I’d love to visit Dresden, whilst it has loads of history to see how it’s all been rebuilt would be great.


  21. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 26/06/2019 at 6:01 am

    I’d love to see what’s left of the Berlin wall


  22. User: Kenneth Thomson

    Posted on: 25/06/2019 at 5:21 pm

    I would love to go to the Munich beer festival and to see the Alliance Arena and Bayern Munich


  23. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 25/06/2019 at 5:00 pm

    The gothic cathedral at Cologne.


  24. User: Millie Clinton

    Posted on: 25/06/2019 at 11:38 am

    I would love to explore Hamburg – I am visiting next month. I’m looking forward to exploring the warehouse district – looks really rustic and cool!

    xo Millie


  25. User: Ruth Harwood

    Posted on: 24/06/2019 at 7:47 am

    I wanna see the magical palaces of Bavaria and explore their magnificence x


  26. User: Janine Hann

    Posted on: 23/06/2019 at 7:33 pm

    I would like to go to Burgdorf where my mother was born. I went as a kid but that’s quite some time ago. She is 91 now and can’t travel.


  27. User: Tracey Neil

    Posted on: 22/06/2019 at 7:12 pm

    My son & daughter in law most of all. But also a family day at the amazing food markets


  28. User: Meryl Thomas

    Posted on: 21/06/2019 at 10:03 am

    I’d love to see the Gothic Cathedral in Cologne. I just love Gothic architecture and this is a gem


  29. User: hannah ingham

    Posted on: 19/06/2019 at 10:00 pm

    I would love to visit the Holocaust memorial in Berlin!


  30. User: Catherine Bullas

    Posted on: 19/06/2019 at 8:38 pm

    I would love to go to Koblenz and Trier. These are 2 of the places my Grandad who is now 100 years old, went through when he was a prisoner of war. He escaped twice and was recaptured both times. He then went on a 33 day forced march and saw parts of Germany along the way. I would love to see the places he has told me so much about.


  31. User: David

    Posted on: 19/06/2019 at 8:10 pm

    I would like to go hiking in the Black Forest as I think it would be really beautiful.


  32. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 19/06/2019 at 11:11 am

    As I’ve seen the gothic cathedral in Cologne on a school journey, it would have to be the Christmas markets of Nuremberg, sharing a glass of Gluhwein with my mum!


  33. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 19/06/2019 at 9:53 am

    I would love to see the town of Celle, in Lower Saxony. I loved there for 6 months, 40 years ago, and loved the beautiful historic buildings and Schloss, but I didn’t get as much chance to explore as i would have liked because I was busy having my first baby at the time.


  34. User: Vivien Taylor

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 3:50 pm

    A concert at the Elbe in Hamburg


  35. User: Myrthe Korf

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 3:44 pm

    I am an avid long-distance hiker and would love to travel across Germany on foot along the E11 hiking trail – all 996km from the border with the Netherlands to the border with Poland.


  36. User: Cliff Davis

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 11:55 am

    I would like to visit Berlin and go to the Berlin Zoo & Tierpark.


  37. User: Anna

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 10:43 am

    Neuschwanstein Castle


  38. User: Khadija Afzal

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 10:38 am

    I would love to see the devil’s bridge located in Kromlauer Park in Eastern Germany. It is fascinating to see how the curvature of the bridge is designed to be one half of a perfect circle, so that when the waters are still and the light is right, it creates the illusion of a complete stone circle. It would be a dream come true to see this amazing human build structure from stone from 1860!


  39. User: Parina Prior

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 7:03 am

    I’d love to explore the Bavarian countryside and see some of the spectacular castles and drink some beers too!


  40. User: Paul Bingham

    Posted on: 18/06/2019 at 6:12 am

    Neuschwanstein Castle


  41. User: Lucy Barlow

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 10:44 pm

    I could pretty much fill you an ideal Berlin Itinerary!

    Stay at the Titanic Gendarmarkt, breakfast on Bircher Museli, in-house made yogurt and honey dripped from the hotels own Honey-comb slab!

    Let the crazy host of Design Panoptikum amaze and amuse you with his weird and wonderful collections.

    Afternoon tea is a Baumkuchen at Konditorei und Cafe Buchwald, then chill out at Liquidrom, floating in the salt and sounds pool (music piped in the water) or sit out in the Japanese garden hot tub, looking up at the stars!


  42. User: Sophie B

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 8:00 pm

    I hear the River Rhine is well known
    As is the beautiful city of Cologne
    I simply can’t contain my wanderlust
    A trip to Germany really is a must!


  43. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 7:19 pm

    I would like to see where my maternal grandfather’s family came from. I don’t know the city, but hope to find out via ancestry research.


  44. User: Chris Andrews

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 7:02 pm

    what l would most like to see in Germany is . . . . . . my friend with whom l lost touch 45 years ago. l have tracked him down through the internet and we have been chatting and corresponding, but to see him again in Frankfurt would be amazing


  45. User: fiona waterworth

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 6:45 pm

    I have always fancied seeing the Black Forest


  46. User: Nikki Maffia

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 5:45 pm

    Top of the list Neuschwanstein Castle in the Alps. Then Oktoberfest. Followed by my old favourite the hop on bus and a dinner cruise down the Rhine. I’ve never been but it’s on my bucket list !


  47. User: Graeme

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 5:09 pm

    I would love to visir Berlin


  48. User: iain maciver

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 3:37 pm

    anything as i have never been yet


  49. User: Rachel Taylor

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 2:04 pm

    Definitely a river cruise down the rhine


  50. User: Sheryl

    Posted on: 17/06/2019 at 12:07 am

    Neuschwanstein castle


  51. User: Margie Hunter

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 10:42 pm

    I’d like to visit German wine country!


  52. User: jenh1

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 10:22 pm

    Cologne Cathedral I would like to see!


  53. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 9:52 pm

    Well, I’ve never been to Germany so would be happy to see anything and everything!


  54. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 9:27 pm

    I’d love to visit Berlin, followed by a river cruise to take in all the wonderful scenery.


  55. User: Linda Smith

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 9:21 pm

    I have wanted to take a river cruise on the Rhine for a long time!


  56. User: Sylvia Robbins

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 7:20 pm

    I think a trip to Oberammergau to watch the Passion Play would be great.
    I went there in my twenties but the play wasn’t on that year.
    It’s on next year. 2020.


  57. User: Tracy Terry

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 7:15 pm

    Without a doubt it would have to be the Christmas markets and preferably the ones in Munster and Cologne.


  58. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 7:06 pm

    I’d like to visit Berlin x


  59. User: Elaine Guymer

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 7:02 pm

    Would love to go to Bavaria. I would love to go to Neuschwanstein castle and the Swarovski Crystal factory.


  60. User: Christie Temple

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 6:47 pm

    Definitely a river cruise on the Rhine because my mom grew up along the Rhine river ❤️


  61. User: Sanja Rozmaric

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 6:30 pm

    I love history so I would love to visit Cologne,as one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne also offers examples of Germany’s past to visit . And there are so many places to visit it’s really hard to choose.


  62. User: Jennifer moorman

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 6:26 pm

    I’d love to see a off Germany


  63. User: Tracy D.

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 6:16 pm

    Definitely a river cruise. And, would love to see some of the castles in Germany.


  64. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 6:02 pm

    I would love to take a river cruise.


  65. User: Jess Dimovski

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:54 pm

    Love a river cruise down the Rhine


  66. User: Sara

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:53 pm

    I’d love to visit the Black Forest. I’ve been to Munich and it was enchanting. I will definitely return to Germany in the future, with my family.


  67. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:50 pm

    I would most like to visit Berlin, so I can see how the former West & East compare & see the site of the Berlin Wall.


  68. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:42 pm

    Would love to visit the Harz Mountains, the background to many of the Grimm brothers fairy tales.


  69. User: Maureen

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:38 pm

    The tribute to Holocaust survivors


  70. User: Pam

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:37 pm

    I’d like to see Herford again. This is the lovely little German town where I lived in the seventies. We lived on the top floor of a very old house, overlooking the river


  71. User: Nerys McKee

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:31 pm

    Cruising the Rhine would be perfect !!


  72. User: Claire

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 5:30 pm

    A trip to the Black Forest & it’s fairytale castles.


  73. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 16/06/2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’d love to holiday in the Black Forest, with the natural beauty of mountains & lakes, & delicious food.