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This 1,000-room palace in Regensburg is still a family home

In the heart of Regensburg lies the elegant palace of the Thurn und Taxis family, and unlike many others in Germany, St. Emmeram Palace is still inhabited. Not only does this former monastery-turned-palace showcase a beautiful array of state rooms, ballrooms and more, it also comes with a small history lesson. 

Spa and Echternach: Deluxe walking, gawking in Belgium and Luxembourg

Within an hour’s drive of Spangdahlem Air Base are two awe-inspiring hiking trails, each boasting the added attraction of being near a charming city begging to be explored. Belgium’s Promenade de La Hoegne is an hour away, and a 40-minute drive south leads to the stony splendor of Luxembourg’s Gorge du Loup.

Treasure of San Gennaro offers insight into Naples’ love of patron saint

Three times a year, hundreds of Naples citizens gather outside the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the city’s historic district to see if the martyr will liquefy his dried blood, a relic kept since his beheading in 305. Visiting the site’s chapel and museum offers not only a better understanding of Naples’ love for San Gennaro but also preparation for taking in the fervor and spectacle of upcoming miracles.

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