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Dreamy white Christmas

If you think the festive season is missing its magic, a wander through some of Europe's best Christmas markets will do wonders for your yuletide spirit, says Brian Johnston.

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Women wearing traditional Bavarian Dirndl pose with beer during the opening ceremony for the 176th Oktoberfest in Munich ...

Why Munich's beer gardens rule, 200 years on

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the law that brought into existence one of Germany's greatest institutions, the beer garden. Yvonne Salisbury reports.

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24 hours in Munich

A cosmopolitan city with an historic centre to explore on foot or by bike sees Daniel Scott raise a glass to toast Munich.

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The path of Poirot

Like the famous detective, Gavin Bell travels the classic Orient Express route across Europe, at a fraction of the cost.

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