Germany

Tips and Articles in Germany

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...
The best thing about Knopf' s just-released city guides (for New York, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, and London) isn' t the flashy design-- though that is inspiring. It' s the hundreds of photographs, which let travelers see inside hotels and rest...
Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere between traveling by land and by sea lies a blissful medium. It's now possible to sail Europe's...
IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT OF TRAVEL WRITERS, he must have foreseen the riches I would bring home from my trip along the Rhine. He must have decided to relieve me of my notes (I left them in a taxi), to cause my camera to malfunction and double-ex...
FRANCELa Maison de BricourtOne of the great conundrums of modern French cooking is Michelin's coconut-headed refusal to bump up Olivier Roellinger from two stars to three. For years Roellinger has been one of France's most visionary chefs, drawing...
I have a love-hate relationship with hotels. I'm dependent on them 200 nights a year, and it's hard to describe the life--it's so episodic, but I love it. When I stay at a hotel, my expectations are very high. Part of that is my desire for honesty...