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Why go? Set attractively on a sweeping curve in the River Main and close to the peaks of the Odenwald mountain range, Miltenberg is a former prosperous trading town famed for its small but charming Old Town, wealth of half-timbered houses, and two top-notch museums. Where do river cruise ships dock? Miltenberg has two official
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Why go? The capital of Alsace is well known as a political powerhouse and the seat of the European Parliament. But its Unesco World Heritage city centre undermines this someshat bureaucratic reputation with an alluring amalgam of winding canals, medieval architecture and fairytale Christmas Markets. Where do river cruise ships dock? There are several ports
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It’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and more importantly, sensational food and wine. Here are the highlights from around the world.  Gorgeous Georges You may have heard – the locals have mentioned it once or twice – that France knows a couple of things about wine. Particularly in autumn, when it starts
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Venice is all about light effects: the dazzle of the midday sun on the canals, the play of watery refractions on a crumbling brick facade, the pinks of the Doge’s palace marbles deepening in the sunset stretching across the lagoon, the glinting foam in the wake of the water bus at night. Even the fog
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The glamorous Italian Lakes, long a favoured destination of the famous and fabulous throughout the centuries, doesn’t immediately conjure up images of affordability. That said, there is a way to stay in the region without blowing your budget. Sprinkled along the shorelines and tucked away inland are a number of reasonably priced hotels, b&bs and
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