Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Los Angeles, USA
Sunset Boulevard, the heart of Hollywood, can be over the top – but pockets of normality exist. The Gwen serves meaty dishes and has an in-house butcher shop. The new restaurant seats 80 diners; the decor is muted and the atmosphere, relaxed.
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).