Tales from Oktoberfest gallery

About a million people head to Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, for its first weekend in Munich.

This year, it became clear that I'm too old to camp - or at the very least, to camp at Oktoberfest.

Lager extravaganza ends

Trip Tips: Munich's Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest: The keg is tapped

Ancient Side beckons

NIGHT OF CUTLURE: People watch the popular German entertainment show 'Wetten Dass...?' ('Bet it...?') hosted by Thomas Gottschalk at the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Aspendos near the Turkish Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.

After thousands of years of settlement by the ancient Greeks, Romans, pirates, Arabs and Jews, the town of Side is used to visitors.

Seduced by black gold

INSPIRING LINES: View inside the Central Kavehaz, in Budapest, Hungary.

For coffee with atmosphere, try the ornate old caffeine dens in Hungary's elegant capital.

Detour to Iceland

TOP FOR NORTHERN TOURISTS: Hot pools, geysers, ravines, waterfalls and other stunning natural wonders close to its capital Reykjavik make Iceland a popular stopover.

Hot pools, geysers, waterfalls and other stunning wonders make Iceland a popular stopover.

Catacombs open at night

Skulls and bones are stacked at the Catacombs of Paris.

As if visiting this underground maze of skeletons in the daytime wasn't creepy enough, you can now visit after nightfall, too.

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Catacombs open at night

Skulls and bones are stacked at the Catacombs of Paris.

As if visiting this underground maze of skeletons in the daytime wasn't creepy enough, you can now visit after nightfall, too.

125 years of the Moulin Rouge gallery

The iconic Moulin Rouge marks 125 of scantily-clad dancers and popping champagne bottles.

A new perspective gallery video

Eiffel Tower's makeover

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Italy's best hidden beaches

Italy, Tuscany, Elba island, Portoferraio, beach.

Beyond Italy's famous shorelines, there are spectacular hidden beaches that you’ll have all to yourself.

Where Clooney's guests will stay

George Clooney is getting married this weekend. Here's our review of the luxury Venice hotel his guests will stay in.

The world's deepest pool video

Taking tourists on a trot in Rome video

COLD TIMES: The spartan concrete interior of Barrack 41, at Campo 78, where prisoners of war slept in wooden bunks.

War stories from my father

Denise Irvine steps into the stillness of deserted Campo 78, where her father was held as a prisoner of war.

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Tales from Oktoberfest gallery

About a million people head to Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, for its first weekend in Munich.

This year, it became clear that I'm too old to camp - or at the very least, to camp at Oktoberfest.

Trip Tips: Munich's Oktoberfest

If you dislike crowds, noise or beer, this is not the time to visit Munich.

Oktoberfest: The keg is tapped

A new Berlin

About a million people head to Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, for its first weekend in Munich.

Lager extravaganza ends gallery

16 days of beer-soaked revelry have come to a close with a new record of naughtiness set for Germany's annual festival.