The five best traditional Christmas markets in Europe

Visiting one of Europe’s famed and fabled Christmas markets is a must. Here are what we consider the best of them for pure Yuletide charm and old-time authenticity.

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Perpetrator of Berlin Christmas market terror attack still at large: reports

12 dead after truck ploughs through crowd at German Christmas market in Berlin. One man arrested but real suspect still at large, claims German news.

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Berlin: relive Germany’s enthralling recent past, all in one incredible city

Dense in a rich and sometimes sordid, not-too-distant history, Berlin is a fascinating city break not to be missed.

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Where are the world’s friendliest locals?

One of the greatest pleasures of travelling is meeting the locals but where are the world’s friendliest?

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Confessions of a fussy, flying foodie in Berlin

THE WHOLE MEAL | When following a strict diet, eating out whilst on holiday can prove a challenge. Luckily Berlin has a range of options suited to everyone, whether gluten-free, vegan or lactose-free.

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Breaking down Berlin

What first attracted BRENTON SHAUGHNESSY to Berlin was the history behind the legendary German city. But what he unravelled beneath the famous city’s facade was an almost unrivalled alternative sub-culture not to be missed.

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This week’s top 5 travel deals

This week’s best deals, as spotted by our travel editor, include £200 off a Contiki Mediterranean trip, budget prices on posh hotels and a Cuba bargain.

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Germany – united despite diversity

Germany is a country full of contrasts — from the obvious east-west divide based on political and social structure, to the differing attitudes to the past and present in the north and south. KATE OLSEN avoids the one litre steins of Munich to try to make sense of it all.

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Germany to show the world

Speak to any Antipodean and you will find that Germany rarely rates highly on their travel hitlist. Why should it? Popular belief tells us that this is a nation of cold hearts, raised voices, carbohydrates and butch women, writes Lisa Cox.

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