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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...
“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 at the immensity of East Berlin’s iconic TV tower. At barely five foot six I know how that peng...
Paris On 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 $390). Everything about the restaurant is thrilling, from the minimalist Patrick Jouin desig...
Berlin | Kadewe The Place A veritable Disneyland of comestibles, the sixth floor of the KaDeWe department store showcases all the latest food trends and ingredients. At its 30-plus dining bars, one can taste anything from bratwurst to bouillabai...
Travelers are fueling demand for a bespoke approach to sightseeing: private, off-the-map tours led by savvy locals. "Nowadays, the most sought-after travel operators are those who can bring visitors into direct contact with local culture and peopl...
Wellness There’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 prayer room with blond-fir floors, illuminated Plexiglass walls, and a 130-year-old oak tree ...
France Hotels covered More than half of France’s hotels, rated from no-star to four-star luxe, participate in this voluntary system. Checklist After counting the number of bedrooms, about 55 criteria are considered—mostly having to do with ...
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 assess hotels based on a predetermined set of objective criteria. The result: the awarding of star...
Das Flötenkonzert, an oil painting by Adolf Menzel, shows King Frederick the Great, the most famous Prussian ruler, playing the flute in his summer castle, called Sans Souci. It hangs in the Alte Nationalgalerie, or Old National Gallery, which is,...
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 Rider group, which arose in the city before the First World War. Blue Horse I (1911), by Fran...
DESTINATION Cologne HOW TO GET THERE Continental Airlines recently began nonstop flights from Newark BEST TIMES TO VISIT Cologne is a mecca for artists (Gerhard Richter calls the city home), and the biggest event of the year is the fair Art Cologn...
Taj Mahal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of Moghul architecture—a marriage of Hindu, Persian, and Islamic design—the Taj sits amid serene...