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When Germans began debating what kind of a national Holocaust memorial should be built in their capital, cynical Berliners worried that the government... Read More

Sundown at the main market in Trier. As the light faded behind the roofs of the half-timbered houses that border the main market square, the produce... Read More

Mayor Klaus Wowereit’s description of Berlin in 2003 as “poor but sexy” still holds, but these days the city is much more than shabby chic. Massive... Read More

There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby,... Read More

Now that Berlin is being reborn as Germany's capital, many awkward remnants of its tumultuous past are starting to slip out of sight. Fresh plaster and... Read More

What stood out for you at Cannes this year?A highlight was the digital restoration of Luchino Visconti’s seminal 1963 Il Gattopardo, financed by Gucci... Read More

Heiligendamm, Germany's first beachfront resort, was born in 1793, when the Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was ordered by his doctor to take the waters.... Read More

There are no toilets at Burgermeister, which is somewhat curious as the place itself is really a toilet. I don’t mean that disparagingly; I mean it is... Read More

Q: Is there any way to avoid the long lines at Western Europe’s more popular museums? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif.A: “You can often purchase advance... Read More

“A limo whisks me to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, where I’m escorted up, up to the high-rollers’ suite—bowling alley; pool table—and... Read More

Making Merry Around MunichThanks for Guy Trebay’s excellent article on Munich at Christmas. Well-bundled, my wife and I made our way around the city... Read More

The sky over Munich is the dull silver of old coins and hung with fat, theatrical clouds. Church bells sound in the air, their peals muted by snowfall.... Read More

A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities.Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph... Read More

Berlin Simon Boccanegra BerlinStaatsoper (October 24–November 13). Plácido Domingo has long said he wantedto end his career by singing the baritone hero... Read More

British architect David Chipperfield’s nimble rebuilding of the Neues Museum was such a feat of renovation and reconstruction that the city admitted... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The name may evoke images of monocled aristocrats taking the cure, but these days a distinctly younger, globe-trotting set walks the tree-lined ... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The only thing most Germans have seen of Saxony-Anhalt is the A9, the perennially logjammed highway between Berlin and Munich, lined with derelict... Read More

Move over, Berlin: With the opening of three über-chic lounges, Hamburg may be Germany's new nightlife capital. At the Modernist Neo (11Martinistrasse;... Read More

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