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"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.Solitude is unlikely during the... 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

Almost 15 years after the fall of the Ber-lin Wall, the German Democratic Republic, a vanished country, has become a state of mind. Young people who... Read More

Acknowledging the tough truth that stadium-sized malls are not everyone's idea of heaven, luxury brands are reinventing the retail experience. Old-guard... Read More

1. SansibarIn warm months, lounge on bamboo chairs, sip champagne, and admire the city views from this open-air roof bar and lounge. No. 190; 49-69/9139... Read More

You may never have heard of Haeftling (German for "prisoner"), but it's becoming a fashion house—make that fashion big house. Jails in Germany and... Read More

I had known Munich only in winter. It can be a magical time of year — especially if snow has just fallen and the moon is shining on the newly iced... Read More

Yes, I crashed the Z4. A beautiful car. I know, I know, I know. Forty thousand dollars worth of curved steel and soft leather. What am I, an idiot?Okay.... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

Dresden, Germany, was once a filigree of spires and steeples, immortalized in numerous 18th- and 19th-century paintings. But on February 13, 1945, the... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch,... Read More

Don't you just love it when things cost less than they did a year ago?Well then, love this: • A double room at the Bangkok Oriental (800/526-6566) —... Read More

"FAIRYTELLS CAN COME TROO," A FRENCH FRIEND OF MINE USED TO SING, mimicking Frank Sinatra. Returning one evening to my Neoclassical suite at the Hotel... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends.In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations... Read More

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