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Parts of Saxony and the Czech Republic form a World Heritage Site. And the mining past has left marks around Altenberg. Reporter Hannah Hummel visits the Altenberg sinkhole and heads underground in Zinnwald.
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DW's travel series on iconic European cities takes us to the capital city of Italy. We've picked out some must-see spots as well as insider tips for your next visit to Rome.
Tourists have started to trickle back to Mexico. Although the pandemic isn't over, visitors say they have a lot of confidence in the safety measures the Mexican government has put in place.
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Itching to whizz down ultra-steep ski slopes, or crisscross through scenic mountainscapes? We've selected some of the finest ski resorts from around the word — though many have strict coronavirus regulations in place.
Komodo National Park was declared a World Heritage Site 20 years ago to protect the Komodo dragon. Now the Indonesian government wants to expand tourism to the area, with what it is marketing as a real-life "Jurassic Park" experience.
The once sophisticated seaside resort Varosha in the restricted area of Cyprus is open to visitors again. The Famagusta hotels were once graced by international stars. Turkey has now reopened the ghost town to tourists.
The tourism industry has been one of the biggest losers in the pandemic. All over the world, airlines have been forced to cancel flights. Hotel, restaurant and store owners are facing bankruptcy due to travel restrictions.
In the absence of international travel and visitors from abroad, a Ugandan tourism company is turning to young local tourists. Also: A Syrian refugee got famous through a selfie he took with Angela Merkel in 2015. How is he doing now after the chancellor resigned?
In the absence of international travel and visitors from abroad, a Ugandan tourism company is turning to young local tourists hoping to travel closer to home. The company is building a small but loyal customer base.
From the musical city of Hamburg, to the multifaceted Leipzig, to picturesque Lake Constance—for the New Year, we're showing you travel publisher Lonely Planet's top picks for places to visit in Germany.
When Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted on 29 December 1971, it kiiled 25 people. Now its bubbling lava attracts thousands of tourists to the crater every year.
Mass tourism brought Maya Bay in the Phi Phi island chain to the verge of ecological catastrophe. After a three-year pause, tourists will once again be allowed to visit starting on January 1 — under strict conditions.
Some 60% Bali's GDP is attributed to tourism. The Indonesian island is technically open to foreign tourists, but only from selected countries, and with tight COVID-19 restrictions.
Germany's diversity as a travel destination is reflected by the large number of states. Which one is the most popular with foreign visitors? Check-in reveals the country's Top 5.
The economy of the Canary Islands depends on tourism but a rise in COVID-19 infections has many hotel and restaurant owners fearing for their future.
The omicron coronavirus variant is threatening to derail the fragile recovery in air travel. The travel industry is among the worst-hit as governments introduce fresh restrictions to keep the new variant at bay.
The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is hoping a new concept for tourism will help recover international tourist numbers, after a massive COVID-19 outbreak last season.
The tiny, picturesque island is not typical of the area. It is part of Yemen, but far away from the civil war.
The air is filled with the scent of roasted almonds, bratwurst and mulled wine at Germany's December Christmas markets. Some of the prettiest are open again in 2021 despite Covid. We tour markets in Cologne, Lübeck and Berlin.
Despite the pandemic, Christmas markets are open again in Cologne, Lübeck and Berlin. The air is filled with the scents of mulled wine and roasted almonds. What is there to see and do here? We've tested out the markets for you.
Despite the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant in Europe, the Ischgl ski resort is still hoping skiers will return en masse this season. The town has doubled down on efforts to restore its reputation as a safe winter sports destination.
In the pandemic's second winter, Swiss ski resorts rely on free movement for tourists. Unvaccinated people will be allowed in hotels, and on the ski slopes.
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