Posts Tagged "Germany"


HI just gets better with age!

In honour of HI’s founder’s birthday, we take a look back at the history of HI.

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Munich after dark

Read our pick of the best nightlife venues in Munich.

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A warm welcome awaits at these LGBT-friendly cities!

After the recent controversy at the Sochi Olympics, we’ve picked out 5 cities where it’s always OK to fly that rainbow flag high!

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Top tips to embrace Valentine’s Day

If you’re one of the lucky ones to have found love, then say HI to romance! Take Valentine’s Day in your arms, let it into your heart and give yourself completely to this special occasion. Plan ahead and the cost of Valentines won’t break your heart. With HI hostels offering private rooms, you and your sweetheart can still experience a perfect, romantic getaway on a budget…

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Discover historic castles, picturesque towns and medieval charm along the Romantic Road in Germany

The ‘Romantic Road’ is Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route. In medieval times it used to be a trade route which connected the centre of Germany with the South. Today it covers 350km, meandering along idyllic villages and impressive cultural landscapes, taking you from Füssen, across Augsburg, Donauwörth, Dinkelsbühl, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and finally to Würzburg.

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Snowglobes for sale in Cologne Christmas Market, Germany

Get in the festive spirit with Rhineland Christmas markets

Famous for its idyllic river landscapes, historical cities and some of the best wine-producing areas in the country, Rhineland transforms into a Christmas wonderland at this time of year.

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How to have a cheap family holiday to Germany

In these tight economic times, it seems almost ludicrous that a working family would actually have the means to take a vacation, let alone one to Germany, the beating economic heart of Europe.

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The HI guide to Oktoberfest

Get ready for over two weeks of lederhosen-wearing men, barmaids trussed up in dirndls enthusiastically serving up frothy steins of Bavarian beer, traditional German food and oom-pah bands all from the atmospheric confines of a hop-scented beer tent.

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Stay connected with German Youth Hostels

When you travel, you want to keep in touch with friends at home and get the latest information. For guests in German Youth Hostels that’s no problem: 160 of 520 Youth Hostels of the German Youth Hostel Association (DJH) offer free Wi-Fi now.

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Germany reaches out to young travellers with its campaign: Share the moment

Germany for young people – vibrant, fashionable, innovative

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