Why book a hotel room when you can rent a whole village in Austria, Switzerland or Germany?
Once down in the urban dumps, cities like Berlin, Beirut and Glasgow have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations.
For centuries, this scenic region has been a trade route for both the material and the metaphysical, not to mention Germany’s best wines.
From the Saxon courts at Weimar and Dresden to the Bauhaus movement in the 20th century, for the new generation of German artists, inspiration is close at hand.
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