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    Nuremberg - a brief overview

    Bavaria’s second largest city after Munich straddles the Pegnitz River. When people think of the name Nuremberg, they may think of Christmas markets, the Third Reich Rally Grounds, or the infamous post-war trials. But the walled Old Town is filled with medieval marvels. On 2 January 1945, Allied bombers

    reduced it to rubble, but a painstaking reconstruction process that took several decades returned the Altstadt to its former glory. The city isn’t only steeped in history. This is also an energetic and youthful place with a booming nightlife scene. In short, it’s somewhere for young and old alike.

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    Kaiserburg Nürnberg

    Burg 13
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 244 6590
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1800 (Apr-Sep)
    1000-1600 (Oct-Mar)

    The Imperial Castleonce the residence of the Holy Roman Emperor – dominates the Altstadt. Comprising several buildings, the oldest part, an old pentagonal tower, dates from around 1050.

    St Lorenz Kirche

    Lorenzer Platz 10
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 209 287
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0900-1700
    Sun 1200-1600

    The Lutheran St Lorenz Church is arguably the most beautiful in the city. Completed in 1477, its twin towers flank a main entrance that is liberally covered with fine carvings, as is much of the building.

    Frauenkirche

    Hauptmarkt 14
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 20 65 60
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0900-1800
    Sun 1230-1800

    The late-Gothic Church of Our Lady dates from around 1350. The main attraction is the Männleinlaufen, an elaborate 1509 clock that puts on an unforgettable display every day at noon.

    Germanisches Nationalmuseum

    Kartäusergasse 1
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 13310
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    Opening times:
    Tue and Thurs-Sun 1000-1800
    Wed 1000-2100

    In a former monastery, the German National Museum shows off the country’s culture, history and scientific advances. One highlight is a large collection of German Renaissance paintings.

    Spielzeugmuseum

    Karlstrasse 13-15
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 231 3164
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Fri 1000-1700
    Sat-Sun 1000-1800

    The playful Toy Museum appeals to young and old alike, with a remarkable collection of remarkable 19th-century mechanical toys and some unfeasibly complex Lego constructions.

    Albrecht-Dürer-Haus

    Albrecht-Durer-Strasse 39
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 231 2568
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Wed and Fri 1000-1700
    Thurs 1000-2000
    Sat-Sun 1000-1800

    The home in which the great Renaissance painter Albrecht Dürer lived from 1509 until his death in 1528 is a beautifully preserved medieval merchant’s house, typical of the period.

    Hauptmarkt

    Hauptmarkt
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    The central market square was created under dubious circumstances when this former Jewish Quarter was razed in a pogrom in 1349 to make way. In the northwest corner is the 18m (59ft) Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain), carved around 1400.

    Memorium Nuremberg Trials

    Bärenschanzstrasse 72
    90429 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 321 79 372
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    Opening times:
    Wed-Mon 1000-1800

    Memorial exhibition to the War Trials that took place here in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. The trials were held in Courtroom 600, which is still in official use, and only opened to the public when not in session.

    Ausstellung Faszination und Gewalt

    Bayernstrasse 110
    90478 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 231 7538
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 0900-1800
    Sat-Sun 1000-1800

    In an eastern suburb, the sobering 19-room Fascination and Terror Exhibition at the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds documents the socio-political and architectural history of the Nazi Party.

    Neues Museum

    Luitpoldstrasse 5
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
    Tel: (0911) 240 2069
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun 1000-1800
    Thurs 1000-2000

    Contrasting with the WWII and medieval monuments, this modern collection focuses on international design since 1945. The building interior is a work of art in itself.

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    Country Information

    Country overview

    Still misunderstood by many, Germany stands as one of the most endlessly engaging countries on the continent. Anyone expecting a homogenous nation conforming to rigid Teutonic stereotypes is in for a shock. As a travel destination it’s somewhere with huge personality, notable for a clutch of truly lovable cities, culture served up in hefty portions and rural scenery so heart-melting you’ll be left bemused why some people still think of the place as lacking allure.

    It’s the country’s urban highlights that tend to draw the attention first. Berlin is the very definition of a dynamic city, having forged a goodtime reputation for ground-breaking creativity while still keeping sight of it’s past. Elsewhere, the likes of Cologne, Munich and Hamburg are rich in historical buildings, eyes-to-the-future nightlife and excellent gastronomy.

    Geography

    Germany borders Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. The northwest has a coastline on the North Sea while the Baltic coastline in the northeast stretches from the Danish to the Polish border.

    The country is divided into 16 states (Bundesländer) and has an exceedingly varied landscape. In what was once known as West Germany, the Rhine, Bavaria and the Black Forest stand as the three most famous features, while in the east, the country is lake-studded with undulating lowlands.

    River basins extend over a large percentage of the region, and some of Europe’s most prominent rivers flow through the country. These include the Elbe, the Danube and the Rhine.

    The highest point in the country is the 2,962m (9,718ft) peak of Zugspitze Mountain in the Bavarian Alps. Cable cars run to the summit – it can also be climbed.

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    Key facts

    Population: 81.147.265

    Population Density (per sq km): 227

    Capital: Berlin.

    Language

    German is the official language. Regional dialects often differ markedly from standard German. Minority languages include Danish and Sorbic, while some English and French is also spoken.

    Currency

    Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

    Electricity

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style round two-pin plugs are in use.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0800-1600 (many close earlier on Fridays).

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.
    Note: Regional observation only.

    2014

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2014
    Epiphany: 06. January 2014
    Good Friday: 18. April 2014
    Easter Monday: 21. April 2014
    Labour Day: 01. May 2014
    Ascension Day: 29. May 2014
    Whit Monday: 09. June 2014
    Corpus Christi: 19. June 2014
    Assumption: 15. August 2014
    Day of German Unity: 03. October 2014
    Day of Reformation: 25. October 2014
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2014
    Repentance Day: 19. November 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014

    2015

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Epiphany: 06. January 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Easter Monday: 06. April 2015
    Labour Day: 01. May 2015
    Ascension Day: 14. May 2015
    Whit Monday: 25. May 2015
    Corpus Christi: 04. June 2015
    Assumption: 15. August 2015
    Day of German Unity: 03. October 2015
    Day of Reformation: 31. October 2015
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2015
    Repentance Day: 18. November 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015

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    Getting around

    Public Transport:
    The Old Town is small enough to explore on foot. For places further afield, there is a network of metro (U-Bahn) lines – one of which operates with driverless trains – and trams and buses. Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg (VAG; tel: (0711) 66060; www.vag.de) operates everything. Get tickets from machines in metro stations, tram stops or from bus drivers. Buy them as single tickets, five-ticket strips, or day tickets. The latter usually offer the best value for visitors – those bought on Saturday are also valid on Sunday. The tourist Nürnberg Card includes free transport across the network.

    Taxis:
    Pick up taxis from a designated rank, or call the central taxi line Taxizentrale Nürnberg (tel: (0911) 19410). Tipping isn’t necessary.

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    Nightlife in Nuremberg

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    Nuremberg has a vibrant nightlife scene, where a host of long-standing dance clubs rub shoulders happily with traditional

    old beer halls. And the city can still find room for a few chic cocktails bars in between.

    Hausbrauerei Altstadthof

    Bergstrasse 19-21
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Sprawling central brewpub with a warren of bars decked out in different styles.

    Barfüsser

    Hallplatz 2
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Cavernous Bavarian beer hall and brewpub in the heart of the Altstadt.

    Mata Hari Bar

    Weissgerbergasse 31
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Long-running cocktail joint that lays claim to being the city’s smallest bar.

    Die Rote Bar

    Peter-Vischer-Strasse 3,
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Trendy modern bar with an impressive line in cocktails and other drinks.

    Mach 1

    Kaiserstrasse, 1-9
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Nuremberg’s most popular dance club has been in business for 20 years and shows no signs of aging.

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    Restaurants in Nuremberg

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    There is a wide choice of restaurants in all price brackets, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to rock bottom.

    Anyone who isn’t vegetarian should not leave town without trying the legendary local grilled sausages.

    Essigbrätlein

    Weinmarkt 3
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Price: Expensive

    Exclusive two-Michelin-starred place featuring a uniquely creative ‘spice cuisine’.

    Restauration Fischer

    Schottengasse 1
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Price: Expensive

    Romantic international fine dining with a restaurant above and bistro below in the heart of the city.

    Estragon

    Jakobstrasse 19
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Price: Moderate

    Modern German and Italian dishes served in generous portions in a central location.

    Zum Albrecht Duerer Haus

    Obere Schmiedgasse 58
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Price: Budget

    Atmospheric restaurant serving local Franconian dishes including traditional sausages for little money.

    Bratwursthausle

    Rathausplatz 1
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Price: Budget

    Popular sausage house where traditional Nuremberg sausages are grilled and consumed in quantity.

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    Calendar of events

    Old Town Festival (Aldstadtfest)

    18 August – 29 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: Old Town.

    Beer tapping, a parade, autumn market, musical and theatrical performances, fairground rides, jousting and puppet shows are all part of the packed programme of events during the annual Old Town Festival. Around 1 million visitors enjoy the entertainment and tasty food and drink.

    Spring and Autumn Festivals (Frühlingsfest and Herbstvolkfest)

    29 August – 14 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: Fairground at Dutzendteich Lake.

    Twice yearly, adrenaline seekers flock to the fair to loop the loop on the Black Out rollercoaster, spin on the Sky Lounge Ferris wheel or plunge 66m (216ft)on the Power Tower. Not forgetting the costumed characters, live entertainment and tasty treats (sugared almonds, roasted pigs’ trotters and barrelfuls of beer).

    Christmas Market (Christkindlesmarkt)

    28 November – 24 December 2014
    Website

    Venue: Marketplace.

    Winter shoppers mingle among row upon row of decorated stalls to stock up on wooden crafts, tin toys, music boxes or silver jewellery, and munch on gingerbread, stollen, roasted almonds or Nuremberg bratwurst. A highlight is the opening night, when the Nuremberg Christkind recites the festive prologue.

    The Blue Night (Die Blaue Nacht)

    1 – 31 May 2015
    Website

    Venue: Cultural venues throughout Nuremburg.

    Nuremberg’s museums, galleries and churches open their doors to around 120,000 visitors late into the night for a nocturnal immersion into the city’s cultural side. Around 60 venues participate, with special art and light installations, and the chance to climb three church towers for spectacular Old Town views.

    Cycle Race Around the Old Town (Radrennen Rund um die Aldstadt)

    1 May – 30 June 2015

    Venue: Old Town.

    Elite cyclists entertain a crowd of 130,000 fans as they zoom round Nuremburg’s Old Town streets and battle to cross the finishing line. First up are the women, followed by the male athletes, with plenty of the big names in cycling on the course.

    Rock in the Park (Rock im Park)

    6 – 9 June 2015
    Website

    Venue: Zeppelinfeld.

    Green Day, Linkin Park, The Killers, Metallica and German punk group Die Toten Hosen are among the major bands to have hit the stage at this massive rock festival. Rock in the Park runs simultaneously with the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring.

    Norisring Speedweekend

    27 – 29 June 2015
    Website

    Venue: Norisring.

    One of the highlights in the DTM motor-racing series, this motorsports weekend sees touring cars roar round the Norisring 2.3km (2-mile) track 83 times in the main event. Canadian Bruno Spengler and British driver Jamie Green have dominated the race in recent years.

    Classic Open Air (Klassik Open Air)

    27 July – 9 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: Luitpoldhain.

    The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and Nuremberg State Philharmonic play classical music to over 100,000 fans during two captivating summer evenings of music, with a morning concert for families too. Locals and tourists pack picnics and flock to Luitpoldhain park for these open-air performances.

    Singer Songwriter Festival (Bardentreffen)

    1 – 3 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues.

    Over 200,000 visitors listen to performances across eight stages during this three-day world music festival. Artists travel from across the globe to participate, and all compose their own songs. It’s a completely free event and a great chance to hear a huge range of traditional and modern vocal music.

    Summer Night Film Festival (Sommer Nacht Film Festival)

    6 – 30 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues.

    Armed with blankets and deckchairs, cinema aficionados have the pick of around 80 classic and contemporary films in this open-air movie festival. Screenings take place over 25 nights in a variety of venues, from public squares and parks to the ruins of historic St Catherine’s Church (Katharinenruine).

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Hotels in Nuremberg

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    Nuremberg has plentiful top and middle-range accommodation, but budget options are in short supply. As it’s a prime tourist destination, book well in advance for a summer visit.

    Prices can also spike during the annual Toy Fair in February and the Christmas market in December.

    Sheraton Carlton Hotel

    Eilgutstrasse 15
    90443 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Category: Expensive

    The city’s top hotel has elegantly luxurious rooms and a full range of wellness facilities.

    Drei Raben

    Königstrasse 63
    90402 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Category: Expensive

    Romantic boutique hotel with individually themed rooms in a central spot.

    Sorat Hotel Saxx

    Hauptmarkt 17
    90403 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Category: Moderate

    Recently renovated comfortable hotel on the city’s main square.

    Best Western Nürnberg am Hauptbahnhof

    Allersberger Strasse 34
    90461 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Category: Moderate

    Comfortable hotel with reasonable rates, by the main station.

    Jugend Hotel

    Rathsbergstrasse 300
    90411 Nuremberg
    Germany
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    Category: Budget

    Basic but friendly place near the airport, and a rare budget choice.

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    Climate and best time to visit Nuremberg

    Nuremberg is one of Bavaria’s biggest tourist draws and popular with visitors all year round. Winters can be cold, but are enlivened by the excellent Christmas market in December – one of the largest in Germany and among the most famous in the world. First mentioned in writing in 1628, it fills the city to bursting by attracting more than two million visitors every year. Summers on the other hand are mild and wet, but rarely rainy enough to dampen the spirits. The warmer months are also the time when outdoor festivals are held, filling the air with both rock and classical music.

    Climate & best time to visit Germany

    As with most European countries, Germany is a year-round destination but not especially dependable weather-wise. In general terms though, it’s temperate throughout the country with warm summers and cold winters – prolonged periods of frost or snow are rare. Rain falls throughout the year, with much of Germany experiencing its maximum rainfall over the high summer months. Unpredictability, then, is a major factor. The average January daytime temperature is 3°C (38°F) and in July is 22°C (72°F). Extremes commonly reach -10°C (5°F) in winter and 35°C (95°F) in the summer months.

    While Munich might be considerably further south than Berlin, the fact that the Bavarian capital sits at a much higher altitude means the two cities have broadly comparable summers. The highest annual temperatures tend to be in the southwest, where there’s almost a Mediterranean feel to the landscape at times. Unsurprisingly, this is where much of Germany’s wine is grown.

    May through to September are the most popular months in terms of tourist numbers, and certainly hold the most appeal for visitors aiming to spend significant periods of time outdoors. However, the spring and autumn shoulder seasons also hold real attraction for those who want the promise of decent(ish) weather without the tourist levels. The winter holidays are also a big draw in their way, due in no small part to their attendant Christmas markets. Peak season for ski areas is from December through to the end of March.

    Away from the mountains, January through to April will appeal to those who enjoy the benefits of uncrowded attractions, although be aware that cities like Berlin rarely witness "slow" periods at any time of year. Prices tend to be slightly higher over the summer months. One other thing to bear in mind is that hotel rates can increase when large trade shows are in town (potentially a problem in Frankfurt, for example).

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +49

    Telephone

    Local and international calls can be made from phone boxes in towns and cities. These usually accept both coins and pre-paid cards (available at post offices and other outlets). In larger cities, you’ll often be able to make international calls from internet cafes too.

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with many international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving. If you’re going to be in Germany for a long period of time, consider obtaining a local SIM card.

    Internet

    Internet is readily available; there are many Internet cafes all over the country. Large Internet access centres exist in most main cities. Most hotels also provide facilities, either included in the room rate or charged separately.

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    Shopping in Nuremberg

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    Key Areas

    The main shopping area is the Lorenzer Altstadt, the Old Town south of Pegnitz River. The cheaper high-street stores are found along Breite Gasse. Karolinenstrasse goes for mid-priced goods, while Kaisserstrasse, by the river, caters for more exclusive tastes. The major department stores are all located on and around Königsstrasse. Sebalder Altstadt north of the river is the place for antiques and designer shops.

    Markets

    For food and other everyday goods, there’s a daily farmers’ market on Hauptmarkt. In December, the same square hosts the Christkindl Christmas market, one of the biggest, best and most popular in Germany.

    Shopping Centres

    The most central conventional shopping mall is City Point (Breite Gasse 5) with around 60 shops. Franken-Center (Glogauer Strasse 30-38), in a southern suburb, is the largest shopping centre in northern Bavaria, with over 100 outlets.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Handshaking is customary, and it is considered rude to address people by their first name unless invited to do so. Normal courtesies should be observed. Before eating, it is normal to say “guten Appetit” to the other people at the table to which the correct reply is “danke, gleichfalls” (“Thank you, the same to you”). If you’ve been invited to eat at a German house, it is customary to present the hostess with unwrapped flowers (according to tradition, you should always give an uneven number, and it is worth noting that red roses are exclusively a lover’s gift).

    In shops and other businesses, courtesy dictates that visitors should utter a greeting such as “guten tag”

    (or “grüss gott” in Bavaria) before saying what it is that they want; to leave without saying “auf wiedersehen” or “tschüss” can also cause offence.

    Similarly, when making a telephone call, asking for the person you want to speak to without stating first who you are is impolite. Casual wear is widely acceptable, but more formal dress is required for some restaurants, the opera, theatre, casinos and important social functions. Smoking is prohibited where notified and on public transport and in most public buildings.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Food & Drink

    There’s nothing to mark out German produce as particularly risky to general health (although it has a partly founded reputation for being fatty). Tap water is safe to drink.

    Other Risks

    Tick-borne encephalitis is present in forested areas of southern Germany; vaccination is advisable. Rabies is present; look out for ‘Tollwut’ signs. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered.

    During the summer months, sunburn can be a problem. The southwest generally draws the highest temperatures. The usual precautions apply: use a generous amount of sunscreen and be sensible about how long you spend in direct sunlight. Be aware that a breezy day can sometimes mask high temperatures.

    If walking over a long distance in warm weather, it’s advisable to drink – and carry – plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing, including a sun hat. Blisters can be another problem for hikers. These can often occur if new walking shoes are being worn across a long distance. Ideally footwear should be worn in before the trip.

    As a counterpoint to the balminess of the summer, German winters can be fairly severe. This is generally truer the further east you travel. If you’re arriving during the coldest months of the year, ensure you have adequate clothing. At any time of year, in fact, temperatures can be unpredictable – even in July and August, it makes sense to have a sweater (and maybe a brolly too) to hand.

    Other health problems that inexperienced travellers might reasonably encounter are the various knock-on effects of too much alcohol consumption. The risk, unsurprisingly, is particularly prevalent among those attending Munich’s Oktoberfest. Be aware that some beer’s ABV levels can be 6 or 7%, so should be treated with respect.

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