Luxury Germany

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With fascinating history, romantic landscapes, stunning architecture and buzzing big cities –there's much more to Germany than bratwurst and beer. From Munich's eclectic architecture, winter markets and fine beer to lively Berlin's iconic buildings and arty energy: in Germany you'll experience storybook landscapes, fascinating history and high culture. You'll see dramatic backdrops from a Rhine cruise past mountains, vineyards and enigmatic castles, to Germany's vertiginous Alps crowned by 2962m Mount Zugspitzen –handily its peak sports a gourmet restaurant and igloo hotel –and Franconia's limestone cliffs. Then there's Cologne Cathedral, Nuremberg's Old Town and the Baltic Coast's vast sandy beaches and aristocratic resorts –Germany is a roller coaster of feasts, romance and beauty that's just waiting to be explored. The vibrant capital, Berlin, continues to revel in the rejuvenation it has enjoyed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie stand as a visual reminder of the city's turbulent past. One of Europe's greatest –and greenest –cities, Berlin is a kaleidoscopic mix of grit and glamour with a hugely diverse blend of cultures. Its remarkable history is as famous as its notoriously wild nightlife, while it retains a longstanding hipster vibe as photographers and artists gather in search of inspiration. Munich is a welcome contrast: known by locals as the 'village of a million people', the best way to get to know Munich and its historic centre is on foot. Visit Nymphenburg Palace, once the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria in open countryside, one of the most well-known features in the complex is the extravagant Rococo-style Amalienborg Pavilion, nestled in the beautiful parkland.

Germany with A&K
When it comes to Germany, you can't give us enough positive feedback. Your accounts of A&K's guardian angels - our network of super helpful locals smoothing out your travels - are nothing short of miraculous. There's the angel who tracked down a specialist Berlin auction house for two antique-collecting guests. As they were heading home before the auction, he noted their desired items and price limits, bid successfully on their behalf and then packed the items and sent them to California.

And then there's the guest who realised at Munich airport check-in that he'd forgotten to write to his son in Sydney. He had, however, spotted the perfect postcard at a souvenir shop. The guardian angel tracked it down, wrote a suitable message and posted it to Australia.

And we really ought to mention the private gourmet cooking lesson, arranged with the Kempinski Grill chef after our party had enjoyed a superb meal. The stories are legion, reflecting the strength of our multi-centre European team that, over a quarter of a century, has established excellent contacts, a web of brilliantly informative guides and, of course, our guardian angels.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent Germany holiday in 2016 and we'll show you fascinating history, high culture and romantic landscape: Munich's eclectic architecture, winter markets and fine beer; surprisingly beautiful Hamburg's vast harbour and excellent museums; and lively Berlin's iconic buildings and arty energy.

You'll see divine scenery from a Rhine cruise past mountains, vineyards and enigmatic castles, to Germany's vertiginous Alps crowned by 2962m Mt Zugspitzen - handily its peak sports a gourmet restaurant and igloo hotel - and Franconia's limestone cliffs. There's Cologne Cathedral, Nuremberg's Old Town and the Baltic Coast's vast sandy beaches and aristocratic resorts.

Travel to Germany with A&K and it's all waiting for you. We can't resist one final story. During a long European break, our guest and his sons needed to do a sizeable laundry. Not wanting them to waste holiday time, our man in Berlin took their clothes home to wash, before delivering them to their hotel in pristine condition. Now that really is angelic.



Useful info

Germany
Best time to be there

Germany is a year-round destination. While Munich might be considerably further south than Berlin, the two cities have broadly comparable summers due to altitude of Munich. May through to September are the most popular months and best for getting outdoors. Spring and Autumn hold real attraction as they are quieter and the weather is still pleasant. Winter is Christmas market time in the main cities.

Fly to

Berlin - British Airways, easyJet
Munich - British Airways, easyJet
Cologne / Bonn - easyJet
Dusseldorf - British Airways, easyJet
Dortmund - easyJet
Frankfurt - British Airways
Hamburg - British Airways, easyJet
Stuttgart - British Airways

Flying time

Berlin - 1 hour 50 minutes
Munich - 1 hour 50 minutes
Cologne / Bonn -1 hour 20 minutes
Dusseldorf - 1 hour 20 minutes
Dortmund - 1 hour 15 minutes
Frankfurt - 1 hour 45 minutes
Hamburg - 1 hour 35 minutes
Stuttgart - 1 hour 35 minutes
Time difference

GMT +1 hour

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Wonders of Eastern Germany

Nights: 5 | from £1,800pp

This whistle-stop cultural tour of Eastern German highlights will provide a perspective on the country’s pre-war history and post-war reconstruction. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Berlin

Situated at Pariser Platz square and on the Unter den Linden boulevard, in view of the most famous landmark of Berlin the Brandenburg Gate the 382 rooms...Find out more

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Mandarin Oriental

Munich

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is a quiet and elegant luxury hotel, perfectly located in a side street, yet in the very heart of Munich near the popular...Find out more

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Amadeus Brilliant

Germany

With a pointed bow and fits, the MS AMADEUS BRILLIANT resembles the design of its sister ships and at 100 metres in length sits beautifully among the...Find out more

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The Charles Hotel

Munich

Built in a former university library, The Charles Hotel is a luxurious five-star property located in the heart of Munich's cultural district. Throughout...Find out more

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Holland America Cruise - Baltic Adventure

Nights: 13 | from £1,895pp

From the lavish glories of St Petersburg and the medieval charm of Tallinn to the whimsical appeal of Copenhagen and natural beauty of Stockholm, this... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Regent SevernSea Cruise - Stockholm to Dover

Nights: 13 | from £5,100pp

Spend three days discovering the incredible treasures of St Petersburg and experience a fascinating transit through Germany’s Kiel Canal as you visit... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online


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