We’d love to hear about your favourite city, town or village in Germany. We’d like to steer away from the huge draws like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, and focus on smaller characterful gems that dot the country – places such as the Unesco world heritage town Goslar in the Harz mountains; or Bad Wimpfen in the Black Forest with its pointed spires and half-timbered houses; or Bremm in the Moselle Valley, home to Europe’s steepest vineyard.
Tell us what you saw and did that made it special – maybe it was a lovely place to stay, a brilliant family restaurant, the architecture or a local festival – with websites and prices where appropriate.
If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition.
Keep your tip to about 100 words
The best tip of the week, chosen by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet, will win a £200 voucher to stay at a Sawday’s property – the company has more than 3,000 in the UK and Europe. The best tips will appear on the Guardian Travel website, and maybe in the paper, too.
We’re sorry, but for legal reasons you must be a UK resident to enter this competition.
The competition closes on 12 October at 9am BST