Half an hour by train from Dresden, the medieval citadel of Meissen survived the war unscathed and has had a rigorous spring cleaning since German...more
At the height of Cold War tensions, the name of this neighborhood, Mitte (Middle), seemed anachronistic. Once the heart of prewar Berlin, Mitte, subsumed into...more
The seat of the Wittelsbach dynasty, Bavaria's ruling clan for 500 years, the Residenz was begun in 1385 and grew by fits and starts over the next several...more
The third Pinakothek, a $170 million building exhibiting contemporary art, opened in fall 2002, bringing together pieces formerly scattered throughout the city....more
After 1989, Berlin's bohemians came to settle in this former East German working-class neighborhood of gray, unrenovated tenements, many of them with coal...more
A tangle of streets in the bohemian St. Pauli district down by the riverbank, the Reeperbahn is notorious throughout Europe as one of the Continent's biggest...more
From 1802 to 1805, Friedrich von Schiller spent his last years in this much-photographed house. His last works, including Wilhelm Tell, were written here, and...more
This three-floor museum houses European art from the Reformation through the 20th century. Highlights include the paintings by Lucas Cranach on the first floor,...more
The summer palace of Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, is a huge semicircle in an extended classical park on Munich's...more
Ever since Christopher Isherwood wrote The Berlin Stories, which served as the inspiration for the musical Cabaret, Schöneberg has been associated with gay...more
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