Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Use your illusion
The ravages of time? A portal to another dimension? No – just the incredible work of street artist 1010, who is famed for his clever optical illusions on buildings that make flat surfaces look like cavernous holes.
700 items have been excavated on the Swedish island of Gotland so far – a higher density than anywhere else in the world. In 1999, a plow turned up the biggest find: 67 kilograms of silver jewelry and coins. Such a shame that Viking treasure is automatically state property.
Rügen, Germany’s largest island, would be unthinkable without its famous chalk cliffs. Take the coastal route from Sassnitz to Königsstuhl for the very best views. After a bracing walk by the Baltic Sea, guests of the 5-star Grand Hotel Binz can treat themselves to a pampering session in the hotel’s own Ayurveda Center or order a warming beverage in the Shaker’s Bar (photo).