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Calling all thrill-seeking ski bunnies: at the end of the month, Airbnb is giving away two nights in the penthouse atop Oslo’s Holmenkollen ski jump. The site of multiple Winter Olympics and World Championship competitions the “world’s most mod...
Over the course of five days in August 2013, the artist Marina Abramovic summoned a flash mob to a hill in Oslo’s Ekeberg Park, overlooking the city, and led them in a chorus of screams. Some howls were so deafening and disturbing that the police ...
The 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death brings a flurry of exhibitions. This month, the Beaux-Arts Museum in Mons, Belgium—a 2015 European Capital of Culture—explores the artist’s formative years (January 25–May 17). In May, Oslo’s Munch...
Top New Bridges No. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona No. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore No. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France No. 4 Ponte della Costituzione, Venice No. 5 Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia No. 6 Puente de la Mu...
Never walk away from home ahead of your axe and sword. You can't feel a battle in your bones or foresee a fight. -- from The Sayings of the Vikings Day 1: Northern Norway Americans who have traveled in Europe know what it's like to be spoken...
I WENT TO THE ARCTIC BECAUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. A few years ago, as I was annotating an edition of Mary Shelley's novel, I traveled to all the places in Europe where the major scenes are set—except one: the Arctic. It is there that Victor Frankenste...
Meet Mr. C. Thorne Corse, age 76, a retired San Francisco attorney who, in less than six years, has embarked on 63 cruises aboard the Crystal Symphony and her sister ship, the Crystal Harmony. No other passenger has logged more miles with the com...
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...
Some 12 years ago I began writing about a small town in upstate New York very much like the one I inhabit. There was an undeniable convenience to this. While I was certainly interested in my adopted hometown, there is no question that the place I ...
Oslo has never been known as one of Europe’s operatic centers, but that may soon change. Den Norske Opera & Ballet—Norway’s biggest producer of opera, dance, and symphony concerts—has a brand-new, world-class home. Designed by the Norwegian archit...