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The Parthenon is shown, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. <br>Jerrin Heller/via Associated Press

Athens in winter: See timeless sites without the heat and crowds

As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination than a winter escape. But if you’ve got more than beaches on your mind, there’s plenty of upside to a brief, cool visit that avoids the crowds and heat of summer.

A new plan would make getting to Stonehenge easier. It may also ruin it

A a $2.4 billion plan to construct a two-mile tunnel underneath Stonehenge and widen the nearby highway has the support of English Heritage and UNESCO. But it has infuriated archaeologists who worry that the construction will destroy vital heritage.

2017 brims with events and anniversaries in Europe

2017 in Europe: What’s in it for you? Plenty, according to a survey of travel magazines, tourism board calendars, museums, railways and bargain-flight providers.

Paris on the cheap: Family of 4 mostly sticks to budget of $100 a day plus lodging

Our goal during five nights and six days in Paris was to spend no more than a total $250 per day among the four of us. With our bargain accommodations price fixed at $150 per night, that left $100 per day for food, transportation, attractions and trinkets.

Edelweiss guests can soon bunk with their dogs

Starting in February, some guests at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen may be a little on the furry side.

USO ends popular leisure tours at 3 centers in Germany

The USO is discontinuing its popular express and overnight leisure bus tours in three U.S. military communities in Germany, ending a long-standing operation that shuttled countless servicemembers and their families to popular destinations all over Europe.

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Final home shows unassuming nature of first German president

The modest Theodor Heuss House on Stuttgart's north side is now a museum marking the life of the former president, who, alongside Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer, led the country from postwar hardship to economic boom.

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Kaiserslautern's Eiscafe Dolomiten proves it's always time for ice cream

Over the course of our many visits to Eiscafe Dolomiten, my family and I have popped in for single scoops, nursed sundaes at an outdoor table and even shared an ice cream cake with a couple dozen guests.

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Festivals & events for January 2017

It's time to plan a month of fun. Here are this month's events on the docket in Europe.

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