The Hotel Adlon, overlooking Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin’s most famous hotel. The legendary institution has a rich history and the staff could probably tell many anecdotes – if it weren’t for their absolute discretion. We look behind the scenes.
As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the country's tourism industry has launched a campaign to highlight unique experiences in the land of the rising sun that will appeal to international travelers.
Towels are just the beginning. Some hotel guests, it seems, book a room with the intention of removing large objects from it. But how they manage to get TVs out without getting caught remains a mystery.
Passers-by couldn't help but pause at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate after three buses rose up directly in front of the German capital's iconic landmark. This weekend is the last chance to see it.
Berlin's popularity with tourists is growing, but so is local residents' resentment: noise, rubbish levels and prices are rising. Is the tourism boom backfiring? We assess the mood in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.
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