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9 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”


Berlin’s monuments polarise

On 7 and 8 September, a Europe-wide initiative opens normally inaccessible World War II bunkers, former concentration camps and relics from the German Democratic Republic.
Read more… 06 September 2013

Under-the-radar cultural destinations

For every well-trodden favourite there is a lesser-known city worth discovering.
06 November 2012

In Munich, trachten turns trendy

In the last decade or so, Bavaria’s beer tents have become reminiscent of scenes of the past, with women sporting the hottest new dirndls and men donning their best lederhosen.
Read more… 27 September 2012

Beyond the Headlines

10 sites of religious pilgrimage

As Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, is threatened by development, we take a look at several awe-inspiring centres of worship that draw devotees from all around the world.
Read more… 20 January 2012

A tale of two Berlins

From West to East, the city experience is mired in the gravitas of a past as chilling as it is rich and charming.
Read more… 13 December 2010

Oktoberfest turns 200

Join in the world’s biggest collective knees-up as it celebrates its bicentennial.
Read more… 16 September 2010

How to see the Berlin Wall

Little more than 1.5km of the Berlin Wall still stands. Its remnants symbolize the triumph of freedom over oppression and are a reminder of the Cold War era.
Read more… 03 August 2010

Lonely Planet's top 10 Berlin experiences

Berlin is a scene-stealing combo of glamour and grit, teeming with top museums and galleries, grand opera and guerrilla clubs, gourmet temples and ethnic snack shacks.
Read more… 03 August 2010

The Gay Games VIII in Cologne, Germany

The VIII Gay Games will be held in Cologne from 31 July to 7 August 2010, and are open to all. Thirty-four athletic events will be staged, as well as five cultural disciplines.
Read more… 03 August 2010

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