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Tips and Articles in Germany

British architect David Chipperfield’s nimble rebuilding of the Neues Museum was such a feat of renovation and reconstruction that the city admitted the public to the empty building for several days last March to show off the achievement. After 1...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants. You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not so strange. On the menu are items like reef-fish carpaccio and Wagyu beef. Not so strange ei...
See our slideshow of Europe’s Hottest New Artists. Just as the fast-paced life of Manhattan has a staring role in the films of Woody Allen, and the eccentric streets of Baltimore are John Water’s muse, artists everywhere are influenced by the pla...
Q: I’ll be visiting my son in Cologne, where he’s studying. What should we plan to do while I’m there? —Judith Levy, Newton, Mass. A: Artsy and sophisticated Cologne is the perfect base from which to explore the history-rich southern section of t...
The name may evoke images of monocled aristocrats taking the cure, but these days a distinctly younger, globe-trotting set walks the tree-lined boulevards of this Black Forest town in southwestern Germany. Known since Roman times for its natural...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms. Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive behavior? Is it the anonymity that leads guests to believe they’re not accountable—or the coddlin...
See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art. For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s Lower East Side. A direct route to my favorite bars and restaurants, the street was lined with te...
The only thing most Germans have seen of Saxony-Anhalt is the A9, the perennially logjammed highway between Berlin and Munich, lined with derelict factories and chemical plants. The bumper-to-bumper traffic usually discourages any further explora...
Move over, Berlin: With the opening of three über-chic lounges, Hamburg may be Germany's new nightlife capital. At the Modernist Neo (11Martinistrasse; 49-40/4677-9936; www.neogastro.de), in the tony Eppendorf neighborhood, young media professiona...
Known for endowing contemporary luminaries such as Richard Meier with lavish budgets, Germany's leading retailer Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf (65–67 Schildergasse, Cologne; 49-1803/211-900; www.peekundcloppenburg.de) commissioned Renzo Piano ...
If you're looking for Cinderella's castle, it's not far from the Pied Piper's village. No, this isn't Orlando—it's central Germany's Fairy Tale Road, a 400-mile stretch between Frankfurt and Bremen. Two centuries ago, the Brothers Grimm traveled t...
To create Munich's just-opened Allianz Arena soccer stadium, Pritzker Prize–winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron relied upon nearly 2,900 diamond-shaped, translucent "cushions" of durable foil. During matches, the otherworldly façade—which ...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
q. We'd like to go on a literary tour of the English countryside. -- M.W., Denver, Colo. a. If such sites as Virginia Woolf's Knole House, Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst, and D. H. Lawrence's hometown of Eastham are what you have in mind, co...