Of course, you could spend your trip simply admiring Germany’s natural beauty: lingering over views of the lush Moselle valley, or Lake Königssee’s mighty backdrop of snow-dusted peaks. But what’s the joy in just looking, when you don’t delve into it all? Germany has wild lagoons to bathe in, forest trails to follow, and countless adventures to try – from cycling between spa towns on the Allgäu Loop, to abseiling the epic limestone towers of Saxon Switzerland National Park. In the Moselle valley, pick up a section of the Moselsteig Trail: it runs the river’s entire 365km through Germany, passing through pretty Medieval villages and pristine woodlands — while Lake Königssee, in Bavaria, offers paddle-boating, hiking and mountain climbing galore. Indeed, the wider Bavaria region is catnip for thrill seekers year-round, with paragliding and canyoning in summer, and crosscountry skiing in winter.