In 1516 the Germans passed and edict, which ordered that beer could only be made from barley, hops and water (later they add yeast); making this declaration over 500 years old. In Munich each summer (July 22 - 24) Germans gather to celebrate the German Beer Purity Law. More than 100 Bavarian brewers descend upon Munich's Altstadt centre for this three days celebration, where they'll serve foaming but correctly brewed beers. Read more about Germany, the Country of Beers and Beer Festivals
The instant reaction to arriving in Salzburg is a sharp intake of fresh, Alpine air. It's a breathtaking knockout of a city, with piercing spires and Baroque domes set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and the fast-flowing Salzach river winding around it. Read more about Take a City Break in Salzburg
Leipzig could be the saviour of the weekend away. Located in Germany's old East, a few years ago you could be forgiven for not knowing much about Saxony's largest city, but now, as other cities become saturated with tourists, Leipzig has emerged as the ultimate secret getaway.
While peaceful protests i the city in 1989 directly led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was Leipzig itself that threatened with demolition after reunification. The city had fallen into such a state of disrepair some architects argued that it would be worth knocking it down altogether. Read more about Enjoy a Short City Break in Leipzig, Germany
With thousands of festivals and parties taking place across Europe each summer, there are a lot of pretenders to the crown of new European party hotspot. But the island of Malta may well be it, steadily building its reputation as a serious music and culture destination for those in the know.
Just three hours from the UK, Malta is becoming known by 20 and 30-somethings as an incredibly diverse destination. Those tired of paying Ibiza's prices or battling for a few inches of sand in Italy are finding a country with a lot of bang for your buck. Read more about Enjoy Some of Malta's Best Festivals
The Puerta del Sol is more than just the heart of Madrid, it is the hub of Spain. A tablet in the pavement here, marked Km 0, is the point from which all distances in the nation are measured. The "Gate of the Sun", as the name translates, is also an excellent location to begin a summer's day in the dazzling city of Madrid. Read more about Enjoy a City Break in Madrid
If you have exhausted the boutique of Paris and got your Gaudi fix in Barcelona. Why not try Zürich this summer, and add it to your list of shopping destinations? Fashion-forward and cosmopolitan, the Swiss city offers world-class art, upscale bars and haute cuisine in one beautiful lakeside location. Read more about Take a Weekend Shopping Break in Zürich
Luxembourg is a bustling modern city with approximately 110,000 inhabitants, a melting pot of people and cultures stemming from over 150 nations. The city is home to international corporations and the European Court of Justice, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is also a delight to stroll around, with a third of the city given over to parks and open spaces. Read more about Discover the City of Luxembourg
Nantes is the ideal starting pint for exploring the region and is well worth visiting in its own right. To make sure you see everything there without getting lost, just follow the green line which has been painted on the ground, it leads you to explore architectural, artistic, cultural historical highlights. Those points of interests demonstrate the multiplicity that makes Nantes unique. It’s a city with a wealth of history, heritage and centuries of trade centred around its port, you can find out all about it in the museum of the history of Nantes, situated in the Castle of the dukes of Read more about Visit the Historic City of Nantes
Each winter skiers and snowboarders are faced the options of deciding which ski resort to go, where they will have a good time and guarantee snow. We have found eight destinations in Europe and America that will give you a winter break to remember. The is the slow, busy, traditional, modern and old depending on your taste and how you want to spend your winter break. Read more about 8 Great Winter Sports Destinations
Nestled on the border between France and Spain, Andorra is an excellent ski destination, whether you are a pro or a first-timer, party animal or just want to take it easy on the slopes. Whatever you want from your ski holiday, you’ll find it in Andorra. Read more about Try Andorra as a Ski Break Destination