Nuremburg – great art and cultural attractions in a city known for rallies and trials – and which has restored more than its medieval centre
In summer Munich heads to the hills and lakes of the Bavarian countryside to cool down, where the water is pure enough to drink and there are cosy lakeshore inns a short hop from the city
The country’s natural wonders, combined with cold war history, fairytale castles and great cities make it a prime destination
Watching football / soccer in Berlin and Brussels is a wonderful experience. I watched the Sweden v Paraguay game at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin during the 2006 World Cup and there was a wonderful atmosphere. 50,000 Swedish fans and 200 Paraguayan fans were in attendance plus some neutrals like me. Recommended.