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  • Why you must visit Czechia this summer

    Prague summer skyline

    Once it was Czechoslovakia, then the Czech Republic and now it will be Czechia. Famous for attracting millions of visitors to Prague, the Czech Republic is re-branding itself “Czechia” in an attempt to connect better with international audiences. The new name, pronounced ‘checkia’, will be an official shortening of Czech Republic, as “France” is to “The […]

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  • Highlights of Berlin: Bohemian neighbourhoods you must explore

    Image © Matt Biddulph

    From underground nightclubs to organic vegan cafés, Berlin’s bohemian neighbourhoods are packed full of vibrant attractions. Step away from the tourist trail in Germany’s capital and you’ll be transported back to the 1970s. Graffiti will be everywhere and the city’s pubs, vintage shops, and illegal raves will keep you partying until dawn. Staying cool we’re going […]

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  • Crazy Days at the Cologne Carnival

    Photo by DanieleCivello/ CreativeCommons

    Backpackers visiting Cologne, Germany, this February will experience a Germany you never thought existed. The Cologne Carnival is a flamboyant festival packed full of songs, dancing and jugs of beer. Any hint of Germany formality is forgotten during Carnival season. Even better for travellers there are some excellent accommodation deals this February. Book with us and […]

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  • Things to do in Munich for backpackers

    Munich Beer Garden

    With its world-class museums, gorgeous parks and enormous beer halls, Munich is one of Germany’s most celebrated cities. Most backpackers come to Munich for Oktoberfest, but the city has an abundance of attractions that can be enjoyed all-year round. Backpackers can explore the Englischer Garten and drink Bavaria’s finest in the legendary Hofbrauhaus beer hall. […]

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  • Budget Guide to the Munich Starkbierzeit

    Munich Starkbierzeit

    Munich Starkierzeit is the dream spring festival for beer loving travellers. Taking place from 27th February and peaking around St Joseph’s Day 19th March, the Munich Strong Beer Festival has beverages twice as strong and half the crowds of Oktoberfest. Bavarians call Starkbierzeit (Strong Beer Time) the “fifth season”, a three-week German drinking frenzy in beer halls […]

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  • How to survive the Cologne Carnival on a Budget

    Cologne Carnival

    The Cologne Carnival is Germany’s answer to the Mardi Gras. It’s perfect for budget travellers wanting to go local on holiday and has plenty of boutique hostels and low cost hotels available. Rivalling the flamboyant carnivals of Venice and Rio, the Germans love to celebrate Ash Wednesday in their own inimitable style. Famous for its glorious twin-spired cathedral, […]