BMW's headquarters are a formidable part of the Munich skyline—its four cylindrical towers suggest a car engine. The factory below is a car freak's...more
The unavoidable Oktoberfest was invented in 1810 to celebrate the nuptials of Crown Prince Ludwig (later Ludwig I) and Therese von Saxe-Hildburghausen. It...more
Berlin remains a place where artists can rent studios and gallery spaces can be opened for a reasonable sum. But Mitte no longer has the lock on the gallery...more
Munich's third Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, opened in September 2002. It's the little sister to the Old Pinakothek, which houses 14th- to...more
Berlin boasts more new buildings designed by top international architects than perhaps any other European city. At the turn of the last century, it was, after...more
To get a quick visual history of the city, start at the 19th-century Hauptbanhnof (central train station), restored under the eye of architect Sir Norman Foster...more
The area known as the Altstadt is centered on Rathausmarkt. Here, you can visit the 647-room Rathaus (Rathausmarkt; 49-40-428-312-470), one of the most...more
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