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Tips and Articles in Germany

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 Baroque buildings. But summer here was a revelation: the city, with its sun-drenched pastel façades,...
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. There, I said it. I'm an idiot. At least Martin Klanner wasn't there to see it. I'd never met...
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 from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
Dresden, Germany, was once a filigree of spires and steeples, immortalized in numerous 18th- and 19th-century paintings. But on February 13, 1945, the city center was destroyed by an Allied firebombing so intense that the flames burned for...
BEACH WHERE: Grand Cayman WHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one formal, ...
Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch, available in three styles. "I wanted it to be heavy, with simple chromatics," says Slimane, who is alwa...
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) — rated Asia's best hotel by Travel & Leisure readers — cost $264 in late 1996, but $185 in November...
"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 Fürstenhof in Leipzig, I felt the heel of my boot begin to come off. For once, I had packed sens...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations and old-fashioned manners, seeking out comfort and serenity and quiet. What’s old is new again ...
MADRID Twenty-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 lucky that she relented: Asiana (4 Travesía de San Mateo; 34/91-310-0965; tasting menu for tw...
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, or city hall; the annual Oktoberfest bacchanal; and mustachioed men wearing lederhosen. Style, a...
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), opens on October 30 for two years. The 6,200-square-foot space will host shows that demons...
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 pack and about to oven-dry some tomatoes, Benjamin and Iona called, identifying themselves as ...
Where to Stay Long and narrow, and spread over 36 square miles, Sylt has a verdant countryside peppered with its signature low-slung cottages. Many house tiny hotels, like the secluded Dorint Söl’ring Hof (1 Am Sandwall, Rantum; 49-4651/836-200; ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest TV Shows. 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 extravaganza could be the United Natio...