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The French are and always will be fussy. About smells. About food. About clothing. The very essence of a particularly Gallic kind of charm, this... Read More

Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth... Read More

The bleak terrain near Germany's border with Poland seems an unlikely locale for an elegant arcadia. Yet Branitz, the fanciful estate and personal... Read More

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An hour's drive east of Hanover and two hours west of Berlin is the unimposing industrial city of Wolfsburg—a crosshatch of broad streets and squat... Read More

Every five years the art world gathers in the German city of Kassel for a sprawling and usually provocative exhibition known as Documenta. It was here... Read More

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The New Berlin is a giant project in progress, a city obsessed with its future and self-definition but showing no sign of a due date. From the traffic... Read More

Munich's new Pinakothek der Moderne, designed by Stephan Braunfels, is not likely to find itself on postcards. A rectangular box with a façade of... Read More

Munich has often been defined by static images from its past: the history-rich Marienplatz district; the Frauenkirche, a 15th-century Gothic church... Read More

"Riding a GPS-equipped bus in Barcelona," says Maxwell L. Anderson, director of New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, "I got a hilarious glimpse of... Read More

No city embodies Germany's uneasy alliance of old and new more than its fashion and media capital, Hamburg. Part grit and part high style, Hamburg is as... Read More

What was once a bland concrete office building on the Kurfürstendamm, West Berlin's main shopping avenue, has been transformed into the Ku'Damm 101... Read More

OCCUPATION Conductor and music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia HOME BASES Fort Worth, Texas, and Auckland,... Read More

The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night... Read More

In the same industrial corridor as the Gastwerk, Hamburg's first loft hotel, the just-launched 25 Hours Hotel is a paean to all things mod. Every detail... Read More

I'm considering a summer trip to Peru, including some trekking. How crowded is it on the Inca Trail?—D.B., Windsor, Ont. ... Read More

Americans now understand how architecture can occupy the center of a national psyche. We know that what we build at Ground Zero will determine how we... Read More

Leave it to those innovative Scandinavians to improve simple strolling, with Nordic walking. In the sport, walkers use adapted ski poles with spiked... Read More

Munich's favorite bar is back. Since 1982, Schumann's Bar, the dimly lit hangout on Maximillianstrasse run by former boxer-model Charles Schumann, was... Read More

World music just got a lot more sultry with the release of "City Series: The Sex, the City, the Music." The CD collection, created by Sydney-based... Read More

In Hamburg, Germany's fashion capital, a small army of design-driven shops, restaurants, and hotels is challenging the old guard. Northwest of the city... Read More

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