Thoreau-ly enjoyable: Nature trail along Italian lake affords serenity, solitude
Lago Santa Croce is one of many scenic locations where social distancing is possible as coronavirus extends its stay in Italy.
Things get trippy at Stuttgart’s Museum of Illusions
The museum offers mind-blowing fun for the whole family.
Day trip from Naples puts visitors in the ‘Versailles of Italy’
The Royal Palace of Caserta boasts an area of 47,000 meters and includes five floors and its own chapel, library and theater. Yet it’s the Royal Park’s vast lawns, wooded areas, reflecting pools, fountains and gardens that will keep you coming back.
Anglo-Saxon history, archery lessons and ‘Lord of the Rings’ in one place
West Stow Country Park provides hands on experience of life may have been like during the period from 420 to 650 AD.
Mannheim’s Kunsthalle is ‘open for art’ after $56 million donation
The original Kunsthalle has been joined by a new, modern building, adding more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Under green hills and grapevines, a Cold War secret awaits 
A vineyard road snakes along the wooded hill in Germany’s Ahr Valley that hides what was once the biggest of state secrets: a vast doomsday bunker.
Get acquainted with the waters of Italian resort town Abano Terme and free your inner hedonist
The spa town is awash in warm mineral waters from the Euganean Hills funneled into hundreds of hotel spas and baths, many of them old and grand, with a focus on wellness and a path toward gluttony and sloth.
Museum Wiesbaden dons a bit of sparkle with a mesmerizing mineral exhibit
The temporary exhibit of “Fritz Geller-Grimm’s Crystals: From Diamond to Gypsum” is showing now through March 13.
A dim, steely day seems appropriate on a trip to the town of Frankenstein
The village of less than 1,000 residents winds through the Hochspeyerbach Valley, a vein of civilization running through one of the largest contiguous forests in Europe, the Pfaelzerwald-Nordvogesen biosphere.
Nuerburgring’s Ringwerk theme park and museum offer fast-paced fun in high-horsepower environment 
Germany’s best address for an infusion of octane is a roadway that also happens to be among the world’s most legendary racetracks: the Nuerburgring and its notorious, wooded “north loop,” or Nordschleife.
Stunningly decorated Dresden dairy products store is a feast for the eyes
Dresdner Molkerei Gebrüder Pfund is dressed in elaborate neoclassical artwork and stunning hand-painted tiles.
Luminaries’ masterworks shine in exhibit that chronicles Vicenza’s Renaissance rise from obscurity
Vicenza’s Renaissance treasures have proved to be equally enduring and glamorous. Many of them can now be viewed in all their dazzling brilliance in one location — and for much less than the cost of a precious stone.
Drop in to Sorrento to experience Italy’s good life
The quaint Italian town of Sorrento contains plenty of Italian charm, but moves at a slower pace more conducive to resting and taking in the beautiful views.
Opel Villas in Ruesselsheim, Germany, has become a center for cultural experiences
The onetime private residences of the Opel automaker have been turned into spaces for art exhibitions, concerts and lectures. The current exhibit displays the relationship between people and the animals they love.
Through lens and time: German museum brings history of camera, cinema and TV to life    
The 3F German Film and Photo Technology Museum is named after the three types of imagery it preserves: “foto, film und fernsehen,” or photo, film and television. 
History of Jewish life in Frankfurt can be seen at two city museums
The history of the Frankfurt Jewish community, from the Middle Ages to the present, can be traced at two places: the Jewish Museum and the Museum Judengasse.
Grape escape: Visitors will find Stuttgart wine museum just vine
The Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture puts visitors in touch with tradition and explains Stuttgarters’ obsession with the local trollinger and lemberger wines.
French ‘village of potters’ creates handmade marvels that make holiday gifts and souvenirs
Soufflenheim is one of those European villages you’d miss if you blinked — and if you didn’t know about the pottery that’s made there.