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DESTINATION Cologne HOW TO GET THERE Continental Airlines recently began nonstop flights from Newark BEST TIMES TO VISIT Cologne is a mecca for artists (Gerhard Richter calls the city home), and the biggest event of the year is the fair Art Cologn...
Taj Mahal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of Moghul architecture—a marriage of Hindu, Persian, and Islamic design—the Taj sits amid serene...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
When illustrator Marc Stüwe and graphic designer Raimond Radtke—passionate collectors of furniture classics—ran out of space in their apartments, Cologne's latest design oasis was born. Belle Histoire (1 Hirschgässchen; 49-221/860-5684) is filled ...
The recently opened Corner Berlin (40 Französische Strasse; 49-30/2067-0950; www.thecornerberlin.de) emporium in the city's historic center is not quite a gallery—though it's certainly curated like one. The owners, a former movie producer and a c...
France www.autoroutes.fr Unusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over the speed limit can have their licenses confiscated. Speed Limit 50 kmh (30 mph) in...
Trip 1 Instead of Brittany, France Go to Rügen, Germany Why This island in the Baltic Sea was a getaway for the East German elite during the Cold War. With its 400-foot-high chalk cliffs and white-sand beaches, Rügen now attracts a stylis...
HOTEL Radisson SAS Frankfurt ROOM COUNT 428 RESTAURANTS Two options. We preferred the Mediterranean-inspired Gaia, where our favorite dish was quail and chorizo sausage served with purple figs and peppered-tuna rice NICE SURPRISE The health club'...
Barcelona There's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique beans. And that's before you even zero in on the dining bars. While Pinotxo (466 Mercat de la ...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Sports. It takes nerves of steel to ride India’s Wall of Death. In fact, it takes gumption just to watch cars and motorcycles swirling on the walls of a 30-foot diameter, near-vertical barrel. For the dr...
According to Rae Jones of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, what your mother told you still rings true: washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to avoid catching a cold or the flu. Dr. Stuart Levy, a Tufts Unive...
Mexico At midnight, those who hope to travel run in and out of the front door 12 times, suitcase in hand. Philippines Villagers bang loudly on pots and pans to drive out evil spirits. Brazil Clans who live on the coast jump seven waves and...
It's Saturday Night, and the marble lobby of Berlin's Hotel Adlon is humming with the lubricated buzz of convention-goers. The bar, where William Shirer had his last drinks as he watched the rise of Adolf Hitler, has been annexed by beefy guys in...
Hotel Alpenhof, Austria Would the von Trapp family have felt at home?Probably not. Adolph Loos's rigorously Modernist rendition of an Alpine retreat, the 14-room Hotel Alpenhof, was envisioned as a sophisticated summerhouse better suited to the...