On the slopes of Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, it was an itinerant journey; one that took participating skiers from one hut to the next in search of new dishes and internationally renowned chefs.
Architecture in Germany has a long and diverse history. After all, visitors to the country can find every major European style – from Roman to Post Modern, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Modern and many more architectural styles. We take a look at just some of the structures that showcase the vast creativity of German architects.
Explore Trentino-Alto Adige, the gorgeous mountainous region in the far northeast of Italy. You’ve probably seen photographs of the mighty Dolomites and maybe you’ve dreamed of exploring these mountains, meadows, and high alpine lakes. And while the region’s natural beauty is unsurpassed, Trentino-Alto Adige is so much more than its famously jagged mountain ranges. As a cultural and strategic crossroads for millennia, it’s home to pockets of unique regional traditions, a language (Ladin) found only in this part of Italy, and cuisine that bears witness to the dueling influences of Mediterranean and Tyrolean culture. And there are castles everywhere here — further testament to the region’s importance to emperors, traders, and marauders.
As a cultural and strategic crossroads for millennia, it’s home to pockets of unique regional traditions, a language (Ladin) found only in this part of Italy, and cuisine that bears witness to the dueling influences of Mediterranean and Tyrolean culture. And there are castles everywhere here — further testament to the region’s importance to emperors, traders, and marauders.
Art Deco: Two Decades of Transatlantic Collaboration
If you think that French-American architectural ties boil down to swapping a few Statues of Liberty, then you should visit the Art Deco France-North America exhibition, in Paris until March 6 – or at least read our article on two decades of transatlantic collaboration, a friendship etched in stone. Also in this issue: Paris through the eyes of American thinker Susan Sontag; former prime minister Alain Juppé on the Conseil Constitutionnel – the French version of the Supreme Court; and director Alice Diop on her latest film, Saint Omer, which has been shortlisted to represent France at the Oscars!
This year, Athens was crowned Europe’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards, and in this 143-page magazine, culture takes center stage. We guide you to Athens’ major museums and the neighborhoods around them; learn what life is like for the many artists who in recent years have sought their way from abroad to create homes and studios here; trace ancient philosophers’ favorite haunts in and around the Athenian Agora; present museum tours tailored specifically to children; discover the local dining scene through a historic lens as renowned Greek writer Christos Choumenidis presents five traditional and contemporary restaurants with their unique stories to tell; and check in on the development of the never-more-hot campaign for the return of the Parthenon marbles.
@GermanyMagazineDecember 2022 issue: White winter getaways, Germany’s apple cider route, the spa town of Bad Ragaz, a special focus on Christmas markets, an interview with actress Cristina do Rego, as well as a special look at interior design and architecture, the most innovative communication agencies, efficient digital solutions, top hotels across the DACH region, spa breaks and much more.
‘Tis the season to embrace cosiness and togetherness. And what better way to do that than to travel to hidden winter gems where visitors can leave their busy everyday lives behind? We picked three getaway ideas in Switzerland, Austria and Germany that embody white Christmas to the fullest and should be on everyone’s bucket list this winter.
While the Bavarians are chugging from their MassKrugs at Oktoberfest, and those along the Rheingau are celebrating the Feder Weisser festivals, the residents of Hessen are rejoicing in a different kind of harvest.
The Paris we love was born in the late 19th century – an elaborate staging engineered by Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann.Read our interview with Esther da Costa Meyer, professor of art and archeology at Princeton, who invites us to see the French capital in a new light.
LESSONS WELL-WORTH THE CHEESE
On Camembert, Culture, and Cleanliness
For months, an epic battle has been raging in France between artisan and industrial cheesemakers over one of the world’s most famous cheeses, Camembert – that disk of creamy, ivory-colored delight which, according to the poet Léon-Paul Fargue, smells of God’s feet.
Also in this issue: As part of World AIDS Day on December 1, read about the French-American race to discover HIV; discover how Jean-Luc Godard, who passed away in September, is still influencing American filmmakers; and pay a visit to the Fouquet’s, the chic Parisian brasserie and hotel that just opened in Manhattan!
France and the French can remain globally relevant only in English. Or so says British journalist Simon Kuper in one of a series of articles published recently by Le Monde. According to him, French is losing its utility, while English reigns supreme.
“The French Language Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You!”
Who better than this jovial linguist to champion the French language? Bernard Cerquiglini holds a doctorate in literature, formerly directed the Center for French and Francophone Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, and has been the vice-president of the Fondation des Alliances Françaises for the last two years.
The capital according to… Howard Jacobson tells Harry McKinley about the perfect bagel Trees for life. On the 50th anniversary of the Woodland Trust, Clive Aslet visits the Devon home of its farsighted founder, Ken Watkins. Speaking truth to power, British politicians have been at the mercy of cartoonists for centuries, finds Charles Harris.
The 17th edition of Festa del Cinema, Rome’s annual famed film festival, kicks off on October 13 until October 23. The main event takes place at Auditorium Parco della Musica, adorned for the occasion with an infinite red carpet, but the Festa also spreads to other evocative locations in the capital, like MAXXI and Casa del Cinema.
According to some, all roads lead to Rome. But you may have noticed Rome’s roads are far from eternal (and in serious need of a revamp), reason to why romans often chuckle when they hear the phrase and comment on how the current state of the roads lead more like nowhere rather than Rome.