Munich can be appealing in winter as well as in summer. When the warm autumn winds gust down from the Alps, it's time to hit the sidewalk cafés; when snow falls, it's time to hit the sledding hills in the English Garden.
A relieved Strasbourg prepared to reopen its popular Christmas market on Friday after French police shot dead the gunman who killed four people there in an attack.
The 18th century dukes created artistic landscaped gardens here; the Bauhaus masters ushered in the era of modern architecture. For visitors, that means UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look.
The British market research institute Euromonitor has determined which cities counted the most visitors in 2017. With 27.9 million visitors, Hong Kong once again achieved 1st place, Bangkok 2nd place, London 3rd place.
You need to be at least 16 or 18 years old to be allowed to stay there: Adults-only hotels are in demand. What is it like to take time off in such a hotel? DW reporter Christina Deicke checked it out in Gran Canaria.
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