marks the centenary of the end of the First World War but the catalyst was the German port city of Kiel and a sailors’ mutiny against an order to engage the enemy. It quickly spread to Hamburg and throughout Germany and led to the fall of the Government, the abdication of the Kaiser and peace. A poignant memorial to all the Fallen at sea sits near Kiel which itself is a two-hour coach journey from Hamburg. These days pleasure cruises sail out of Kiel while they also host the world’s biggest regatta during Kiel Week from June 22-30. Aer Lingus flies Dublin-Hamburg from €92. See www. aerlingus.com.