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Kensington Tours Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Jul 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Often considered a turnaround moment in world history, the Berlin Wall's fall will see its 25th anniversary come November 9 this year. Kensington Tours is celebrating the occasion with an anniversary itinerary for history buffs of all stripes. Travelers will find themselves visiting and learning about locations centered on World War II, Prussian Kings and the city's division caused by the Cold War. In ensuring the quality of the information and locations toured, guides are German natives and extensively trained and educated on their history.

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Visit the Architecture and History of 11 of the World's Most Stunning Opera Houses

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia), but others tend to be quieter — though their stories are no less amazing. 

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Our 6 Favorite Talents & Designs From This Year's Ambiente in Frankfurt

Feb 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you missed it, the annual Ambiente consumer event in Frankfurt was held last week, where 4,724 exhibitors from 89 countries showcased their collections to more than 144,000 visitors. Though based in Germany, more than half of the buyers came from outside the country, which proves just how big Ambiente has become over the years.

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A Christmas Markets Odyssey: A Viking River Cruise Down The Danube

Dec 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Chiaroscuro — the contrasting movement of light and dark, background and foreground — usually found in static paintings is present on Viking River Cruises' Christmas Markets tour. The moment-to-moment land and waterscape changes cruising down the Danube are defined across the wake of Central European history. Unlike most rivers, the Danube moves 1492 miles, from west to east originating in Germany's Black Forest, and cutting through ten countries, finally emptying into the Black Sea in Romania.

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The Spider Webbed Art Experience of Tomás Saraceno's In Orbit

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A massive interactive art exhibit by Tomás Saraceno called In Orbit has been assembled under a vast glass dome ceiling at the K21 Museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. Planned to remain on display until fall 2014, the installation is made using steel wire mesh and transparent orbits which come together in a surreal landscape reminiscent of a sea of clouds [...]... Read More

Steigenberger Hotel Bremen Ready to Host Guests in Germany's Überseestadt District

Sep 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The four-star Steigenberger Hotel Bremen is now open for business in Germany. Located on the banks of the River Weser in Bremen's new Überseestadt District, the hotel is in walking distance to the city center; making it a great option for business travelers and vacationers alike.... Read More

On Board Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Recently named the “Best Cruise Line” in Los Angeles Times' 2012 Readers Choice Awards, the boutique river collection of luxury cruises has a world of options. Also named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and consistently placing on the Platinum Circle and Reader’s Choice awards, Uniworld cruises 13 rivers in 20 countries around the globe; the ships can be found throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia offering top-notch service and accommodations.... Read More

Chamaleon Theater

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

A highly recommended attraction in Berlin, the Chamaleon Theater is an extremely fun place to visit that provides guests with cool shows, lively humor and a good selection of food and drink.... Read More

Café Einstein

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

A great spot to take a few minutes out of a hectic vacation schedule, Café Einstein is a place where you can sit sown, relax, and truly enjoy your time in one of the best cafes in Berlin.... Read More

The Night Scene in Berlin

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

With so many amazing things to do and see in Berlin, deciding on what you should do while visiting this lively city can be a somewhat daunting task.... Read More

New Porsche Pavilion Opens at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Top board members of both Volkswagen and Porsche attended the grand opening of the new Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. They were among the 200 invited guests in attendance at one of the world’s most popular automotive theme-park destinations.... Read More

Audi Offers Custom Auto Features With quattro GmbH

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The demand for bespoke luxury automobiles is rising as affluent consumers are personalizing their vehicles with special options and upgrades. The custom process provides the opportunity to customize a car’s interior, exterior, and performance.... Read More

9 Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

No matter the travel destination, arriving somewhere new with a good handle on the local language is really helpful. Skipping the charades-style hand gesticulating and the awkward stumbling through the native tongue makes for much easier communication — and it’s also much more fun.... Read More

Compagnie du Ponant Cruise Itineraries Offer Gastronomy and Culture on Board

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In the small-ship specialized cruise niche, French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant is setting quite the creative bar this year. Its “Gastronomy: Coté Ouest” sailings will feature four Michelin-starred culinary talents, while its “Et Vogue L’Opera” 12-day cruise will showcase a host of notable European talent including returning Artistic & Stage Director Jean-Francois Vinciguerra.... Read More

European Christmas Traditions

Dec 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Europe's winter holiday traditions date back before the dawn of Christianity, and incorporate many belief systems and cultural eras under the umbrella name "Christmas." From Roman festivities to peculiar legacies like the giant straw yule goat of Gavle, Sweden (pictured), a European Christmas is actually a rich and varied mish-mash of festivities. Here's a gallery of our favorites.... Read More

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