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  • Cologne

    Cologne is the largest city in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. Cologne sits along the river Rhine and the city’s cathedral, Kölner Dom, is the third-tallest church and tallest cathedral in the world. The city has a strong rivalry with neighbouring city Düsseldorf and displays this through various sporting and cultural events.

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  • Groningen

    Groningen is the main and capital city of the Groningen province, located in the north of the Netherlands. The city has a population of around 230,000 and has a large student population, which accounts for around 25% of its population.

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  • Breda

    Breda is a city in the Netherlands located in the region of North Brabant. The city is home to beautiful old architecture and a variety of famous historic buildings, including the Castle of Breda and Saint Anthony’s Cathedral.

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  • Hamburg

    Hamburg, officially known as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany after Berlin. Hamburg is home to over 40 theatres, 60 museums and a whopping 100+ music venues, meaning that you’re never far away from something to do.

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  • The Hague

    The Hague is a city on the west coast of The Netherlands. It is the capital of South Holland and is the seat of the country’s government. Two of the most important criminal courts in the world reside here: the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

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  • Frankfurt

    Frankfurt is a city located in west Germany with the Main river running alongside it. It has a population of around 753,056 that is very culturally diverse, with residents coming from a variety of different backgrounds. The city has several prestigious educational institutions and a wide range of attractions, including museums and zoos.

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  • Modern architecture at night in Rotterdam

    Rotterdam

    Located in the south of Holland, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the country. The city is home to the largest seaport in Europe. Rotterdam hosts a very famous university, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and is well known for it’s picturesque riverside and aquatic culture and life.

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  • Birdseye view of Munich

    Munich

    Munich is the capital and most populated city of the state of Bavaria, with over 1.5 million people living there in July 2020. Running along the banks of the River Isar, Munich is a global hub for art, science and culture, and is home to two prestigious universities.

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  • Everything you need to know about the traffic light system

    On the 17th of May 2021, the international travel from the UK began to reopen, with a three-tiered ‘traffic light’ system being put in place to rate the safety of different countries. As you might be able to guess, the system rates countries based on a green, amber and red basis, with green being the most safe and accessible to visit, and red being the most heavily restricted.

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  • Travel round-up: what’s it been like to travel since things opened up?

    On the 17th of May 2021, international travel to certain destinations became legal again and travellers across the country were allowed to go on holiday again – provided the country they chose to go to was on the green list (see here for more information). This was really exciting news – it was a chance at freedom after being locked up inside for so long.

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