A tasty tour of the historic Jewish quarter in Budapest
The Grand Synagogue in Budapest

A tasty tour of the historic Jewish quarter in Budapest

Our 30-year-old Taste Hungary guide and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, explains that not only has food always been an important part of the culture here

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Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany
Guest of the Westin Grand Berlin picking at the Berlin Wall

Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany

From the time the Berlin Wall went up in August 1961 till it was torn down in November 1989, thousands of East Berliners made their escape the short distance to the West in the most ingenious ways. At least 2,000 died trying. Today, it’s hard to believe this beautiful city was once divided by an ugly wall.

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Exploring Jewish Berlin – dark history and revival
Memorial to Holocaust victims at cemetery in Berlin's Jewish Quarter

Exploring Jewish Berlin – dark history and revival

You can’t visit Berlin without considering the horror of the Holocaust--the six million European Jews (600,000 of them German-born) who perished. Countless others had their lives uprooted, among them millions of children. Germany’s capital city confronts the horror head-on at places large and small.

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