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Keeping The Soul At The Bavarian State Opera

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts

MUNICH, Germany — The man who runs Germany's biggest opera house says a chance encounter with an American colleague brought home to him just how...

The New Manrico Of 'Il Trovatore'

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts

MUNICH, Germany -- Parodied by everyone from Gilbert and Sullivan to the Marx Brothers, Verdi's "Il Trovatore" is often dismissed as an absurd story a...

5 Must Hit Bars While Backpacking Through Europe

Party Earth | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Backpacking through Europe can be one wild ride, especially if you know the best places to meet fellow travelers and locals along the way. Below are s...

Is This Munich's Best Hotel?

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

There are Asian touches throughout the 73-room hotel (including a volume of Buddhist teachings in the bedside table along with the usual Gideon bible), but the general impression is of international luxury in a comfortable space.

Opera With A Beer Chaser In Munich

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

As the Michelin guide says of three-star restaurants, Munich's opera and food were both "Worth the journey."

3 German Holiday Market Recipes

Clara Schuhmacher | Posted 02.19.2013 | Taste
Clara Schuhmacher

Strolling through the Holiday Market in Union Square, with its soft light and scent of cinnamon, takes me back to winters spent in Bavaria, and many a cold evening spent at the glittery christkindlesmarkts in Munich and Nuremberg.

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

PHOTOS: Bavarian Celebrations In Germany's Christmas Markets

Viator | Posted 02.08.2013 | Travel

Germany's most famous Christmas Market is often referred to as the "Little Town from Wood and Clot," due to the 180 wooden market stalls decorated with red and white fabrics in the picturesque old town.

PHOTOS: 10 Amazing Works Of Architecture

Trippy | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel

Whether it's intricate carving on an ancient temple or steel bended in ways you never thought possible, the complexities of architecture never cease to amaze.

Painting Outdoors: The Illusion of the Idyllic

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I get to see the clammers at 7 a.m. going to work in the bay, the herons, osprey and migrating warblers. I hear the sounds of life that participate around me and those experiences bring unique perspectives incorporated into my painting.

Oktoberfests Coming To A Town Near You

Home Away | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Oktoberfest has been carrying on for about a month now, but beer, bratwurst and polka bands aren't out of style just yet.

Gay Germans Use Oktoberfest To Push For Same-Sex Marriage

Christian Science Monitor | Moises Mendoza | Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices

By early afternoon on the first Sunday of Oktoberfest this past weekend, the Bräurosl beer tent in Munich was already filled with thousands of merry ...

The Bleak Necessity Of The Dachau Tour

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Traci L. Slatton

Our group meandered into the next room to hear about brutal capos who oversaw the prisoners, about twelve starving men sleeping in plank-board bunks built for three, about floggings and pole hangings.

PHOTOS: Is Oktoberfest A Tourist Trap?

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

Oktoberfest has gotten huge. With six million drinkers expected to descend on Munich's 64 acres of tents and consume roughly seven million liters of b...

Massive WWII Bomb Detonated

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Explosives experts in Germany have detonated the remains of a 550-pound World War II bomb in central Munich. The dapd news agency cited a p...

The Home Of Germany's Fairy Tale King

George Hobica | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Let's lift our steins to poor Ludwig, the original fairy tale king.

Michael Jackson Remembered Forever In Munich

Rick Steves | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

It is worth noting that though every country has its own leader, there was only one "King of Pop."

The Middle East's Romance With Munich

Rick Steves | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

A majority of the people I saw on the street were wealthy, conservative-Muslim Arab families dressed men, happy children and women covered in black burkas.

Thinking In German

Rick Steves | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Germanic people even seem efficient about hedonism. Every country seems to have its own firewater. While I gingerly sip it, locals throw it down in a gulp.

PHOTOS: 25 European Travel Ideas For Summer 2012

Viator | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel

It is the perfect summer to head to Europe.

Munich Is For People, Not Cars

Rick Steves | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Munich pedestrianized its main street for the 1972 Olympics, starting a trend in Europe.

I'm With Stupid: The Sudsy Bavarian Secret to Getting Along

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Real beer gardens, as I've learned since arriving in Munich, bring together people from all walks of life to sit at long tables, eat pretzels and quaff ale from steins the size of Delaware.

Traffic Solutions for the Future

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.

David Lohr

Biker Caught Speeding 26 Times Gives Police The Finger | David Lohr | Posted 05.04.2012 | Crime

A German motorcyclist who repeatedly gave a traffic enforcement camera the finger because he thought he would not get caught has been outwitted by law...

WATCH: Ornate Tattoo Captures Year Of World News

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

The Chaos Crew Tattoo Studio in Munich, Germany loves to show off their incredible artistic talent. And what better way to achieve that than with ...