Whether kitesurfing over Lake Silvaplana or mountain biking through the Alps, the famous upscale ski resort St Moritz offers a fairy-tale backdrop in summer, too. Switzerland hardly gets more beautiful than this.
For many years, Belfast was mired by the violence of the Northern Ireland conflict. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement finally brought peace. And since then, Belfast has grown increasingly popular with tourists.
History, art and fine dining by the sea - no wonder visitors fall in love with Montpellier. The city in southern France is popular with its resident student population, and visitors from across the globe alike.
Every year, the medieval town of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain receives hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at the end of the Way of St James. The long hike is over, but now the exploring can begin.
Perfect pose: an Italian theater group stages Caravaggio's paintings. Also: Luca Stricagnoli covers hits on his acoustic guitar. Plus, a library for sourdough in Belgium!
An Italian theatre group in Naples is re-creating famous works by baroque painter Caravaggio live on stage. In the nearly forgotten tradition of Tableaux Vivants, they freeze their movements in pre-rehearsed poses.
Luca Stricagnoli is regarded as one of Italy’s finest acoustic guitarists. YouTube clips showing him cover famous tracks by AC/DC, the Gorillaz and others are a major hit. They are absolutely fascinating to watch.
Belgian bread aficionado Karl de Smedt collects samples of sourdough starter. He has already gathered more than 100 different samples from 20 countries, and keeps scouring the globe for more.
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