Phoenix nights: The rejuvenated Dresden skyline, as seen from the Elbe

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Seventy years after Allied bombers reduced it to charred rubble, this ‘Florence on the Elbe’ is glorious again

Vallehermoso and Roque Cano

La Gomera, Canary Islands: Whistle while you walk

Communication once took an unusual form on little La Gomera. Today, paths make things easier, says Steve Richards

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Hotel des Dromonts, France: Modernist marvel goes upmarket

On first inspection, the Hôtel des Dromonts might not look like a listed building. The steeply angular, shingled structure resembles a flat-topped pyramid, its quirky planes matched by interior arches and sloping floors designed to maximise views of the surrounding mountains.

Natural larder: Westfjords

Eating in Iceland: How a grassroots culinary movement is growing

The sub-Arctic island's menus are full of wholesome, local seafood dishes. Elizabeth Adams indulges.

Cold comfort: The slopes at Morzine

Is Morzine the new Courchevel?

There might not have been any snow, but that didn't stop Mary Novakovich enjoying Morzine's newly upmarket outlook

Winter wonder: snowshoeing in La Brevine can feel 'like you’re at the end of the world'

La Brévine, Switzerland: Siberia with a fairy sprinkle

Temperatures in a valley of the Swiss Jura can drop below minus 40C, but the villages of La Brévine show Caroline Bishop that there's beauty in the cold

Streets ahead: Nice is France's fifth largest city

Nice travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians and let winter melt away on the Côte d'Azur

Room with a view: Juvet Landscape Hotel

Norway: 'Ex Machina' puts the Valldal valley in focus

Alex Garland's new film is a set piece of startling landscapes in a dramatic Norwegian valley


Rotterdam: Make this Dutch city your port of call

Almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, this coastal location is now awash with contemporary architecture and forward-thinking designers. Stuart Forster pays a visit ahead of the annual art festival

Fly the flag: there is no reason to cancel a trip to Greece

Greece: Why this is the summer to go

Last weekend's election triggered turmoil and uncertainty, but life – and tourism – goes on, says Simon Calder

Frank Cieszynski relives his movements the day the Berlin Wall fell

Modern Berlin through the eyes of one of the city's last escapees from the East

Frank Cieszynski is an Airbnb 'super host' based in west Berlin and escaped to the West just two days before the wall fell

A late-night graffiti stroll around Marseille (with help from Google and a toddler)

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Light fantastic: From land or air, the aurora borealis is a magnificent celestial spectacle

Northern Lights: Take flight for a little light entertainment

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Italy: In search of orange

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