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.
World-renowned Bach soloists, classical music in beautiful venues and concerts to remember forever – you can experience all this and more from 23 November to 3 December in the city of Würzburg.
Old bunkers, tunnels, secret passages and the many tales they have to tell … If you're up for going down into the depths of Berlin, you'll be amazed by what you discover.
The New Fall Festival is everything that traditional festivals are not – but in a good way. And that's why it's so popular with fans and artists alike.
There's something hugely spooky about the ancient walls of castles that makes them a perfect setting for Halloween celebrations.
Over autumn, more than 150,000 cranes converge on the lakes of northern and eastern Germany on their journey south, creating a memorable natural spectacle.