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Climbing up the spiral stairs and through a stone tower to our room, we notice a passageway. “Where do you suppose it goes?” asks my wife, Sandra, as... Read More

Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover... Read More

A well-scrubbed complex of cafés, boutiques, galleries, and nightclubs rises from a sea of scaffolding in Mitte, the historic district in what was once... Read More

It's a crisp, sunny morning in Leipzig, and I'm on my way to Plagwitz, the heart of Leipzig's emerging art scene. As my taxi heads west from the Zentrum... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. ... Read More

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

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