Stepping back in time along Germany’s gentle walkways

Discover the romance of the Rhine on this three-day trek through the historic spine of Europe

15th March, 2020
An appealing vista: Katz Castle, above the Rhineland town of Sankt Goarshausen

“In early times,” jibed Mark Twain, “some sufferer had to sit up with a toothache, and he put in the time inventing the German language.” Which, I promise, has nothing to do with why it’s taken until my fifth decade to finally visit the Bundesrepublik.

What Twain had called that “awful German language” is vastly softer, easier on the ear when you get here, to that which is stereotypically...

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