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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
The nave of Cologne Cathedral, looking east. Note the wooden pulpit on the right and the north transept organ with gallery on the left

More than once I’ve been told by fellow travelers not to bother visiting the city of Cologne, Germany. “Don’t waste your time,” they said. “The only thing to see is the...

No canal view in Amsterdam is complete without an obligatory bicycle resting against the bridge railing

Not two minutes after I stepped off the bus from the airport, my girlfriend yanked me back up onto a curb. Before I had time to be startled, a bike whizzed...

The Red Light District of Amsterdam

The moment I stepped inside the Anne Frank House, a shiver shot up my spine and my hair stood on end. As I climbed into the rafters where eight Jews were...

Klaas Gubbels holds up his artists sketch at right; at left, the finished project, which he has titled Kaskade

There are many criteria by which the greatness of a city might be judged, but the height of its skyscrapers and the number of residents are not among them. For me,...

Charlottenburg Palace, severely damaged by bombing during WWII, has been restres and is open to the public

People visit Berlin for the history of the Berlin Wall, to stand in front of the historic Brandenburg Gate and walk down the Unter den Linden, and for its constantly evolving...

Berlin Wall Memorial preserves a section of the wall as it was on the day most of it was torn down

Twenty five years ago, on the evening of 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Berlin had been on my travel wish list for a long time. With the 25th anniversary...