Don't be fooled by the lack of a star rating at these trendy Berlin digs, writes Alison Stewart.
Once deep down in the urban dumps, these cities have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards.
From Stockholm to Berlin via Budapest, Paul Ewart explores the best Christmas markets the Continent has to offer - where hand-made gifts, local delicacies and lashings of tradition are to be found.
Four friends and I are going to Europe at the end of the year. Are there any specific places we should visit at that time of year that would, otherwise, not be as worthwhile?
My husband and I find Tripologist advice very interesting reading and often find answers to questions we haven't even asked.
With the rise of online booking sites that offer rooms at discounts, to what extent is the age-old advice to book early still valid?
Europe may be steeped in tradition but it boasts an eclectic mix of modern buildings, writes Steve McKenna.
The German capital openly wears its scars of war and division, writes Shaney Hudson.
Understated but cool, Berlin is an eclectic mix of glamour and quirks. River-side bars, posh restaurants and underground clubs; the city is a balance between modern efficiency, grandeur and rich culture. Cruise the city, east to west; wonder through endless halls of museums; explore inner-city graffiti laneways; find gems in the outlying boroughs; but don't miss the Brandenburg Gate or the East Side Gallery.