Every year, one of Germany's oldest festivals keeps alive local tradition and heritage in the most magical way.
This January, the Fichtel Mountains have a treat in store for everyone who loves walking, nature and snow.
Germany is proud of its traditions and its hospitality, and there will be a whole host of events over the course of the year to celebrate this fact.
Throughout the year, we have been showcasing interesting destinations and events to visit in Germany. If you think you might have missed something, why not take a look at our review of the year.
Waves, water slides, tropical ambience and perfect swimming weather regardless of the season – Germany's leisure pools are worth a visit at any time of year.
Germany offers many unforgettable ways to ring in the New Year, from a romantic evening for two to a buzzing party with crowds of people or maybe in an unlikely setting.
With their extraordinary glass edifices and exotic animals, plants and ecosystems, Germany's tropical glasshouses are treasure troves of green – and not just in winter.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Germany in the run-up to Christmas, you'll feel the sense of celebration everywhere you go, and you can expect some unforgettable events in delightful settings.
Whatever the weather, you can enjoy a spot of browsing, buy fresh produce and indulge your taste buds in one of Germany's many market halls.
From quaint little clusters of huts to huge traditional markets: nowhere on earth will you find so many uniquely individual Christmas markets as here in Germany, the place where it all began some 600 years ago.