French museums to open 24/7

ROYAL EXPERIENCE: The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

France's top three most visited museums will soon open seven days a week.

'Journey to centre of the earth' video

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It might seem like hot air, but an Austrian hot air balloon pilot has flown his craft underground.

Breath-taking Norway video

Rustad Media - Norway timelapse

It took 5 months and thousands of images from a 15,000 km road trip. And the result is breath-taking. 

Trip Tips: Munich's Oktoberfest

SWEET LOVE: Gingerbread hearts with the slogan 'Ich liebe Dich' (I love you) are offered at the 2014 Oktoberfest.

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

War stories from my father

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

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

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French museums to open 24/7

ROYAL EXPERIENCE: The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

France's top three most visited museums will soon open seven days a week.

Love lockdown foiled

A push to rid the city of "love locks" weighing down its bridges is being thwarted by tourists' relentless romance.

Cruising the world

A stay in St Tropez

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War stories from my father

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

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

The world's deepest pool video

How long can you hold your breath? Probably not long enough to touch the bottom of this pool.

Taking tourists on a trot in Rome video

5 free things in Naples

VENETIAN CLASS: Hotel Cipriani, Venice.

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.

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Trip Tips: Munich's Oktoberfest

SWEET LOVE: Gingerbread hearts with the slogan 'Ich liebe Dich' (I love you) are offered at the 2014 Oktoberfest.

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

A new Berlin

It's been 25 year since the Wall came down and Berlin is just one big city, open and free and exhilarating.

You won't find this in the brochures

A goth weekend in Germany

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

Oktoberfest: The keg is tapped

Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer.