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MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... Read More

For much of the world, Munich is likely to evoke one or more stereotypical images, among them the Glockenspiel in the tower of the neo-Gothic Rathaus,... Read More

The minimally named Temporary Art Hall, a cube parked on the Schlossplatz next to the rusty remains of the Palace of the Republic (kunsthalle-berlin.com... Read More

Before leaving New York for Schloss Velden, in southern Austria, and Capella Castlemartyr, in County Cork, Ireland, just as I was choosing which ties to... Read More

Where to StayLong and narrow, and spread over 36 square miles, Sylt has a verdant countryside peppered with its signature low-slung cottages. Many house... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

“Berlin ist gross und ich bin klein” (Berlin is big and I am small) reads a popular children’s T-shirt featuring a forlorn mite of a penguin staring up... Read More

ParisOn the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, is Alain Ducasse’s new Le Jules Verne (Ave. Gustave-Eiffel, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/45-55-61-44; dinner for two... Read More

Berlin | KadeweThe PlaceA veritable Disneyland of comestibles, the sixth floor of the KaDeWe department store showcases all the latest food trends and... Read More

Travelers are fueling demand for a bespoke approach to sightseeing: private, off-the-map tours led by savvy locals. "Nowadays, the most sought-after... Read More

WellnessThere’s nothing like a short rubdown at Gesunde Impulse to get the kinks out after a transatlantic flight ($1.30 per minute). The tiny Zen-like... Read More

FranceHotels covered More than half of France’s hotels, rated from no-star to four-star luxe, participate in this voluntary system.Checklist After... Read More

While an unexpected upgrade is welcome, it’s rarely fun to be surprised by what’s behind your hotel-room door. Enter hotel ratings, which attempt to... Read More

Das Flötenkonzert, an oil painting by Adolf Menzel, shows King Frederick the Great, the most famous Prussian ruler, playing the flute in his summer... Read More

One of Munich’s most splendid treasures is the Lenbachhaus, a yellow villa rich in 19th- and 20th-century paintings. At its core is the work of the Blue... Read More

DESTINATION Cologne HOW TO GET THERE Continental Airlines recently began nonstop flights from Newark BEST TIMES TO VISIT Cologne is a mecca for artists ... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah... Read More

When illustrator Marc Stüwe and graphic designer Raimond Radtke—passionate collectors of furniture classics—ran out of space in their apartments,... Read More

The recently opened Corner Berlin (40 Französische Strasse; 49-30/2067-0950; www.thecornerberlin.de) emporium in the city's historic center is not... Read More

Francewww.autoroutes.frUnusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over... Read More

Trip 1Instead of Brittany, FranceGo to Rügen, GermanyWhy This island in the Baltic Sea was a getaway for the East German elite during the Cold War. With... Read More

HOTEL Radisson SAS Frankfurt ROOM COUNT 428 RESTAURANTS Two options. We preferred the Mediterranean-inspired Gaia, where our favorite dish was quail and... Read More

BarcelonaThere's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique... Read More

One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear... Read More

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