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Get lost in Germany’s Black Forest

There’s more to the land of cuckoo clocks and fairy tales than meets the eye

Protected: St. Gallen

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Protected: Basel: urban art and five-star luxury

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Protected: Lucerne: through the eyes of Turner

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Protected: Lugano: a slice of Italy in Switzerland

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Protected: Geneva: the whole world on a plate

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Protected: Lausanne: the culinary jack-of-all-trades

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Protected: Bern: the chilled-out capital where time stands still

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Protected: Winterthur: Compact, cultural and charming

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Protected: Zurich: art and the city

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David Bailey: the man behind the lens

From The Beatles to Andy Warhol, William Cook meets the architect of some of the most iconic portraits of the sixties

A 21st century Grand Tour of European art

Here are a series of weekend breaks to Europe’s finest galleries to reinvent the Georgian grand tour for the modern era

Jackie Stewart in his Formula 1 heyday

Jackie Stewart: Why I’m haunted by Formula 1 deaths

The racing legends is proud of his 27 Grands Prix victories — but even prouder of saving countless younger drivers’ lives

Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

Salzburg Festival: High-brow culture in a historic city

The annual celebration of theatre, opera and classical music is the perfect excuse to visit a stunning corner of Austria

Sir Peter Blake interview: ‘I’m a jobbing artist, a journeyman’

The Pop Art pioneer chats to William Cook about childhood, the importance of drawing and teaching Ian Dury

The art that got away

Throughout history, masterpieces have been stolen or destroyed, but it’s the ones that vanish which hold a special fascination

Vienna: A modern city with history at its heart

The Austrian capital is a stunning place to visit – and without the crowds of Europe’s major cities

Anton Mosimann interview: ‘I’m proud to be a chef’

The legendary Swiss chef on bread and butter pudding, cooking for prime ministers and why swearing is banned in his kitchen

Leiden: The eccentric city that’s worth leaving Amsterdam for

One of the Netherlands’ hidden gems is only a short hop from the capital

Dublin’s best museums and galleries

Discover fine art, archaeology, military history and much more in the Republic of Ireland’s capital

Ken Dodd: a comic genius who inspired true devotion

What set Dodd apart wasn’t his one-liners, but his ability to build an extraordinary rapport with his audience

Brussels deserves a break – and is a good place for one

There’s a lot more to Belgium’s capital than EU politics

The rotten king with an exquisite taste in art

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition reunites paintings from Charles I’s legendary collection