Once a year, the Panoptikum wax museum in Hamburg closes its doors for four weeks to repair the figures and give them a proper makeover. The likenesses of Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Barack Obama are all given the same beauty treatment.
US President Donald Trump has attracted criticism from within his own party for a Twitter tirade against female journalist Mika Brzezinski. Republicans said the comments were "beneath the office" of president.
It has already begun with the renovation of the legendary Becher's Bar. The new owner plans to optimize the décor and services in the luxury hotel in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary, once known as Carlsbad.
China has not yet become a go-to global tourist destination. The potential is there, but the country suffers from a poor image and a number of bureaucratic hurdles, says Frank Sieren.
Vermouth was long seen as cheap booze, but recently it's been undegoing a facelift. The wine, which is flavored with spices and herbs, is moving increasingly up-market and is starting to appear in smart bars.
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