Top holiday shopping: the Rhine Gorge

Germany is known for its beautiful scenery, mountains and lakes, and there are few better views than those down the Rhine Gorge between Koblenz and Bingen. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, the Rhine Gorge is a 65km stretch of the River Rhine famous for its castles, historic towns, vineyards and river cruises. The region is a magnet for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors. Here’s our pick of the top shops to stock up on walking shoes, outdoor clothing and camping gear in Cologne before you head south

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