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Germany's rail system is a great way to tour the country. It's cheap. It's (usually) punctual. And it has amazing views

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A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

Nominations for Design Museum's prestigious award have been revealed. Here are our top picks in each category
Where the pros go for snow: Skiing in Scandinavia

Where the pros go for snow: Skiing in Scandinavia

Nordic winter sports destinations are friendlier and less fashion conscious than the Alps -- but they’re still cool
11 hotels opening in 2015 we can't wait to check into

11 hotels opening in 2015 we can't wait to check into

These fabulous new properties will make you want to rethink your upcoming holiday plans
Norway's cool new passport has a hidden secret

Norway's cool new passport has a hidden secret

Beautifully designed travel document reveals image of Northern Lights when placed under UV light
Norway's new currency is art

Norway's new currency is art

The new Kroner designs, unveiled this week, will debut in 2017
The world's scariest stairs

The world's scariest stairs

Whether spiraling up mountains or sky-scraping attractions, these stairs give new meaning to the phrase "watch your step"
Video: A year of shimmering Northern Lights in Norway

Video: A year of shimmering Northern Lights in Norway

A Norwegian photographer spent 2013 documenting Auroras and whittled his footage down to five minutes. Here's the result
Remote celebration: Northern arts event explores 'Arctic state of mind'

Remote celebration: Northern arts event explores 'Arctic state of mind'

Norway's SALT fest is also on mission to highlight the fragility of sparsely populated landscapes
Floating snowflake could be the world’s coolest hotel

Floating snowflake could be the world’s coolest hotel

The 86-room Krystall, scheduled to open off the coast of Norway in 2016, heralds new wave of "climate change architecture"
Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

In what is undoubtedly the world's "coolest" surf video, photographer Chris Burkhard endures freezing temperatures, blizzards and injury to capture Arctic waves and their riders
The world's most incredible bike routes

The world's most incredible bike routes

Amazing two-wheel treks from the snow-capped Himalayas to the scorching forests of the Aussie bush