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Vienna: readers’ travel tips

City vineyards, cycling tours, reminders of a dark history and a walking tour of that Vienna movie classic, The Third Man. Readers share their favourite places in central Europe’s old imperial capital <b><br>• Vienna city guide: the best bars, hotels and restaurants</b><p>From anywhere along the Ringstrasse, take …

Vienna city guide: what to do, plus the best cafes, restaurants and hotels

For a perfect winter break, you need more than just a schmaltzy Christmas market. With its atmospheric coffee shops, opulent museums and galleries, food markets and a revitalised underground music scene, Vienna is a city that comes into its own in the colder months.<p>Until 1918 it was capital of that …

Expert guide to the Algarve

The Portuguese tourist board could make a poster of the seasons in flowers, with the delicate pink almond blossom framed against the blue sky in February, the blue-blossomed jacaranda tree lining the streets in May, the shocking pink bougainvillea framed against the blue sky in July and the flaming …

Guernsey

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Cottage Lodge, Brockenhurst, New Forest: hotel review

It’s a shame the last word my husband utters during our stay at Cottage Lodge Hotel in Brockenhurst is an expletive – as we head out of the hotel’s cheery yellow front door to go home, he cracks his head on the rather low lintel – because until now our exclamations have generally been oohs and aahs …

Top 10 hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Scotland for walkers

Culdearn House, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire<p>This small, efficient hotel in an elegant Victorian villa feels more like a luxury guesthouse; one to wallow in if you’re tackling the Speyside Way, which runs through the town. Great beds, open fires and a 60-strong whisky selection are a hit with …

Derby Arms, Longridge, Lancashire: hotel review

It may be part of a chain, but the Seafood Pub Company’s first foray into accommodation manages to offer a personal touch along with corporate competence<p>When we travel, we Guardianistas favour independent hotels, right? We want to give our money to those plucky owner-operators who are bringing a …

Berlin city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Berlin holidays,Germany holidays,City breaks,Short breaks,Weekend breaks,Cultural trips,Heritage,Berlin Wall,Travel,Restaurants,Hotels,Bars and clubs,Europe holidays<p>It’s 25 years since the fall of the Wall and Berlin is celebrating with a vast light installation of white balloons, but there are …

Guardposts and gardens: walking the Berlin Wall Trail

Photograph: Paul Sullivan<p>A plaque for Tunnel 57 at the Bernauer Strasse memorial.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/4/1415120473093/7b24a2fc-6cac-4b72-ba67-dca9ef394e50-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Paul Sullivan<p>A plaque for Tunnel 57 at the Bernauer Strasse …

Walking guides: the UK’s long-distance footpaths in easy stages

Britain’s walking trails provide great views of the country but if you’re daunted by their length, try tackling them in ‘collectible’ chunks, like our writer who is walking the Grand Union canal – over nine months<p>Long-distance footpaths can be seductive things. You gaze at them on a map – the …

Travel tips: medieval Krakow, plus the week’s best deals home and away | Joanne O’Connor

Exloring the Kazimierz district of Krakow, plus a Cornish seaside break and olive picking in Tuscany<p><b>Why go?</b><br>If you’ve seen <i>Schindler’s List</i> you’ll be familiar with the story of Kazimierz, home to Kraków’s Jewish community for 500 years before it was destroyed by the Nazis. No visit to Kraków is …

The Kings Head, Cirencester, Cotswolds: hotel review

This Cotswolds coaching inn has a rich history dating back to the civil war and beyond, but an extensive six-year refurb has given it a decor and facilities that are very much 21st century<p>Visitors to Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds, have been staying in the building that is now the Kings …

Exploring Switzerland’s green legacy – on foot

One hundred years after the creation of the country’s first – and only – national park, Switzerland’s conservation efforts are anything but idle.<p>In 1914, Switzerland stamped itself as a leader in European conservation, creating the first national park in the Alps, and the first on the continent …

National Parks

5 Reasons to Visit Nuremberg

As the second-largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg (Nürnberg, as it is called by locals) often gets overshadowed by Munich. With a recorded history …

Australia travel guide

Expert guide to Australia<p>An insider's guide to Australia, featuring the country's best hotels, restaurants, bars, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. Click on the tabs below for guides to Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and …

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

Expert guide to Malta

Essential Information<p><b>Flight time:</b> 3 hours<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hr<p><b>Currency:</b> Euro<p><b>Tourist Office:</b> There is a tourist information office in the arrivals hall of Malta Interntaional Airport and another excellent one in Valletta at 28 Melita Street; tel: 00 356 21220193 / 21220264; open Mon-Fri …

European Travel

Cheap city breaks – flights for under £50: Girona, Spain

Flights with Ryanair from Bournemouth to Girona cost from £46* return, including taxes, for the weekend of 17-19 October. The company also flies from Bristol, Stansted, Luton and Manchester.<br>* <i>Fares correct on 30 September, according to skyscanner.net</i><p>What to do<p>A highlight of Girona is its modernist …

Laura Ashley Hotel – The Belsfield, the Lake District: hotel review

In a hotel recently given a Laura Ashley makeover our writer feared chintz – but all was calm and tasteful with not a floral print in sight. And the view is to die for<p>Our stay at the Belsfield didn’t start well. The promised taxi didn’t collect us from the station. The delay made us too late for …

Cheap city breaks – flights for under £50: Béziers, France

Flights from Bristol to Béziers with Ryanair start at £48 return*, including taxes, for the weekend of 17-19 October. Flights also from Edinburgh, Luton and Manchester<b><br>*</b><i>Fares correct on 30 September, according to skyscanner.net</i><p>What to do<p>With its 13th-century cathedral perched on a bluff above the …

Stockholm: send us a travel tip

Have you been to the Swedish capital and unearthed something worth shouting about? It could be an arty tour, a day trip, a vintage boutique or the perfect spot for ‘fika.’ Tell the world your tip via GuardianWitness to be in with a chance of winning.<p>The best tips will appear in print in next …

Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …

Hiking

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

Paris to Barcelona direct TGV launches

The new service gives passengers the chance to travel from Paris to Barcelona within 6 hours, 25 minutes, or to Girona within 5 hours and 50 minutes.<p>The route makes it possible to do these journeys without the need to change in Figueres. Those who start their trip in London St Pancras will be able …