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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

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

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