Cover story: Europe’s second cities

The likes of Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin dominate the conversation when it comes to Europe’s best-loved cities, but what of the Continent’s rising stars? From Antwerp to Liverpool, Munich to Tampere, we take a look at 10 of the best

Meeting the locals of Central Macedonia

The inhabitants of the Greek region of Central Macedonia are fiercely proud of their homeland — for good reason. Its mountainous landscapes are dotted with lakes, vineyards and ancient ruins where Alexander the Great’s legacy looms large.

Sounds of the city: European music festivals for 2019

From Bilbao to Berlin, Europe’s alive with the sound of music. We pick some of the best festivals, concerts and events to inspire some tuneful travels of your own this year

How Europe's cities are preparing for the future

Faced with environmental and demographic challenges, European cities are having to be more forward-thinking than ever. We look at some of the ways they're remaining cool and creative places to be

Meet the locals: Europe's creative minds

 Europe’s cities are brimming with creativity. Meet some of the people behind the ideas, from those pushing boundaries to the ones keeping traditions alive