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If Germany were an engineering workshop then Berlin would be is its design studio. Tucked away deep in the country's north-east corner less than 100km from the Polish border and bisected by the Spree River the nation's capital bears itself with a new-found pride. Once a symbol of a divided Europe it is now a synonym for style, creativity and trend-setting edginess. From some of the 20th Century's most notorious political icons to moving modern-day memorials, Berlin mixes historic reminiscences with futuristic flair. Find out more in the Berlin Travel Guide
Cologne is Germany's fourth largest city. Situated in the country's central-west it is within a hop and a step of its Benelux neighbours and not far from Bonn to the south and Dusseldorf to the north. It has an engaging personality defined by its glorious cathedral - Kolner Dom, Roman associations and fine panoramas of the Rhine on whose banks it sprawls. Its people tend towards a more cheerful lifestyle with a fondness for wit, conviviality and partying that defies the formal German stereotype that reaches its apex during Carnival time coinciding with the onset of Lent in late February/early March. Find out more in the Cologne Travel Guide
Dusseldorf is Germany's modern and vibrant fashion capital with a robust commercial focus and a sophisticated appreciation for fine art, architecture and urban design. Sometimes likened to Milan with its elegant style and astute business sense, the city has a little less pretension and more of a down-to-earth fondness for fun and leisure activities. Located less than 50km from the Dutch border in the far west of Germany Dusseldorf is defined geographically by its position on the banks of the Rhine. Find out more in the Dusseldorf Travel Guide