Germany, Berlin, Reichstag, Bundestag glass dome

Pleasures and pain

The bonhomie of present-day Berlin casts into sharp relief its sinister past.

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Keukenhof

Petals from heaven

Spring has almost sprung in the northern hemisphere, writes Brian Johnston.

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Busy beach at Strandbad in Wannsee in Berlin Germany

A wall ran through it

As Berlin prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the great divider, Michelle Griffin takes a lakeside walk through layers of history.

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Japan. Teshima Art Museum.

A look back in wonder

Our writers spend their year going places. In 2013 these were their most memorable experiences.

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