2 MAY 1931, Page 34


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AT this time of the year the minds of many of us, I suppose, subject to such sordid considerations as time and cash, are concentrated on working out the details for our summer holidays. To which part of Europe shall we go ?

Although the number of British visitors to Germany is increasing, it is not nearly as large as it should be. There are few parts of the world where a more delightful holiday may be spent either by the motorist, the walker, the art student, the historian, or the visitor merely in search of health. As one who has visited Germany a great number of times may

I make a few suggestions ? I shall be pleased to answer any questions which readers of the Spectator care to address to me. There is hardly an ill to which the flesh is heir which cannot be treated at one of the German Spas. I have

happy recollections of holidays spent in Kurdrte in the Rhine Province, in the Black Forest, in Bavaria and elsewhere. An excellent little pamphlet is now published giving full

details as to the treatment in the leading German Spas and watering places, but it is advisable to book accommodation in good time.

Walking Tours.—Walking is practically a national pastime, certainly so far as youth is concerned and Germany, in this

matter shows a splendid example to the rest of Europe. De- lightful walking tours can be planned in almost any part of Germany and few holidays are healthier or cheaper.

I would suggest any of the following eeqtres Saasaik. Switzerland, close to Dresden, near the . atier of Ciecho- Slovakia. The Thuringawald taking Eia ri,c11- as a centre_

for the more sophisticated there is asivaNi with delightful excursions in the neighbourhood:P" ":;uagenschwal- back, Schlangenbad or along the banks ca. •,ne Lalm, starting from Coblenz and on to Bad Ems. The Vack Forest, taking either Freiburg im Breisgau as a centre „,..,r starting further

north either from Wildbad or Baden-BdOen, offers endless expeditions' or for those who like quiet'. in delightful sur- roundings, the visitor could not do better:t. han go to Baden- weiler, near Miilhausen. But practically every part of the Black Forest is delightful.

To those who like mountains the Bavarian Alps offer great attractions. Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck are good starting places. Accommodation must be booked in advance, at any rate during August. For those who like a seaside holiday, the Baltic Coast offers a wide range of attraction in places where a bracing holiday at moderate rates can be enjoyed. For the lover of the old world many happy days can be spent in Rothenburg which is about four hours from Nfiremburg, with excursions to some of the other old towns in the neighbourhood. Rothenburg in many ways is one of the most attractive places in Europe.

Starting up the Rhine from Cologne there are many delightful side excursions up to Moselle, to the Eifel District and else- where. It is a pity that so many English people only stay at such places as Cologne, Coblenz and Mainz and not at the many delightful smaller towns on both banks of the Rhine. On the whole the food in Germany is excellent, just as good as it is in France, and the accommodation reasonable apart