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  • The Englischer Garten. Image: Getty

    Neighbourhood: Munich

    Far from being all beer halls and bawdiness, the Bavarian capital has a much softer side, with hippy hang-outs, plenty of green space and a laid-back LGBT scene Read More»

  • Brauhaus Lemke Restaurant, Berlin, Germany. Image: SuperStock

    Berlin: Bottoms up

    Germany’s beer laws mean that most pints have been brewed the same way for around 500 years, but there are a few microbrewers experimenting with new flavours Read More»

  • Hofbräuhaus. Image: Getty

    Top 5: Bars in Munich

    Pull up a pew — Munich local, Nico Rasp, suggests his favourite pint stops ahead of the annual stein-sloshing Oktoberfest, taking over the city from 16 September Read More»

  • Stall at Hamburger Fischmarkt. Image: Superstock

    Eat: Hamburg

    Meat-focused fast foods? Think again. This buzzing port, backed by the River Elbe, serves up some of the finest fish and seafood dishes the country has to offer Read More»

  • Bikini Berlin hotel

    City life: Berlin

    In a tale familiar to Londoners, the once mighty West Berlin has been overshadowed by the recent rise of the hip and trendy East. But while it may have lost… Read More»