Germany’s Captivating Baltic Coastline

The Baltic Coast may be terra incognita, but a recent visit uncovered civilized beaches, fresh seafood and a true hideaway.

9 Best Hamburg Cafés for Kaffee und Kuchen

The Teutonic version of afternoon tea, Kaffee und Kuchen, is still going strong in Germany. Here are nine of the best cafes in Hamburg.

Indelible Memory: Baltic Coast Beaches

Between Ole Liese and Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort, in the coastal town of Hohwacht, Germany, is the start of one of Europe's great beach walks.

Hamburg Bookshelf: Thomas Mann’s “Buddenbrooks”

Thomas Mann's novel "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" is a masterpiece. It would be enjoyable for anyone, but especially those traveling to Hamburg.

Lübeck and the European Museum of the Hanseatic League

The Europaeisches Hansemuseum in Luebeck chronicles the story of the Hanseatic League, the trading partnership of the 12th through 15th centuries.

Schleswig’s Magnificent Schloss Gottorf

The tidy town of Schleswig has a quaint old quarter of colorful small houses and one of Germany's most impressive palaces: Schloss Gottorf.

Gourmet Retreat on the Elbe

Just minutes from Hamburg, Jacob's Restaurant, in Hotel Louis C. Jacob, is a sensational Michelin two-star experience overlooking the Elbe.

The Elbphilharmonie: The New Symbol of Hamburg

It seems only fitting that the birthplace of Brahms and Mendelssohn should have one of the world's great concert halls: The Elbphilharmonie.

Germany's Most Exciting City: The Newly Vibrant Hamburg

The most exciting city in Germany right now is Hamburg, one of the continent's wealthiest cities and for centuries one of its most important ports.

Shopping in Hamburg’s Passages

Hamburg's shopping "passages," mostly in the Neustadt neighborhood, are worth a visit, especially on a cold or rainy day.

Favorite Hamburg Restaurants

In Hamburg, Andrew Harper sought out restaurants with more of a sense of place. Here are six of his delicious discoveries.

Letter From the Editor: October 2017

The October 2017 issue sees Andrew Harper in Peru, trying new hotels in Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The issue also covers Hamburg and the Baltic Coast.