Category Archives: Europe

Finland Trips: Northern Lights, Midnight Sun and Sauna

Finland convinces with several natural spectacles. In winter, when it is sometimes dark for weeks, you have the chance in Finnish Lapland to see the magical northern lights dance in the sky. The exact opposite of darkness is called the midnight sun, in which the sun does not set at all. Although not a natural… Read More »

Sightseeing in Scotland

Highland Games Strong men in kilts, flying logs, iron weights and bagpipe music are the hallmarks of the Highland Games. Scottish-style sporting competitions have existed in the highlands since time immemorial. Every spring and summer, Scotland hosts numerous Highland Games. The Cowal Highland Gathering, better known as the Cowal Games, is the largest of these… Read More »

Netherlands Attractions

Oude Kerk When traveling to Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, a visit to the Oude Kerk, the old church, is a must. The Oude Kerk is Amsterdam’s oldest preserved building. At this place there used to be a wooden chapel in a cemetery. The first stone church was built here in the 13th century, later a… Read More »

Vatican City Overview

According to bridgat, Vatican City [v], officially Italian Stato della Città del Vaticano [t ʃ it ta], German State of Vatican City, is an independent, ranging from Rome by the Lateran Treaty in 1929 created papal territory with (2019) 1000 residents. Population Citizens of the Vatican City are exclusively the Curia Cardinals residing in Rome, the… Read More »

France Arts and Literature

CULTURE: LITERATURE. CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM Even more precise reflections of contemporary cultural renewal can be felt in the various currents of criticism. As regards the mentioned influence exerted by the human sciences (and by the structuralist method that derives from it), think of the paradigmatic function of authors such as the ethnologist C. Lévi-Strauss (b.1908), the… Read More »

Return to Germany

There are many reasons for a return to the old homeland, for example the death of a spouse, accident, fraud, bankruptcy, language difficulties, cultural problems, unemployment, children’s education, family help or simply homesickness. And there’s no shame in taking that step at all. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for a return and a successful new… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part III

Brexit debate The debate about the British’s relationship with the EU was not new. It had been ongoing more or less since Britain joined the Union in 1973. Especially in the Conservative Party, the EU question had been divisive, and the right wing of the party had long expressed a desire to leave the Union.… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part II

Financial Crisis In the first year after the change of prime minister, Brown also had to constantly record new lows on his popularity curve. Increasing demands for his departure, including from prominent positions in his own ranks, reinforced the impression of a serious crisis in the party. The picture changed temporarily when the financial crisis… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part I

Iraq war Following the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 9, 2001 and the subsequent “War on Terror”, Britain joined the United States in the Iraq war in 2003. The United Kingdom was the United States’ foremost political and military partner, a war Prime Minister Tony Blair termed as the last resort after… Read More »

Europe Climate

From the climatic point of view, Europe – although it is almost entirely included in the temperate climate zone – can be divided into three major domains: that of the temperate oceanic or Atlantic climate, that of Mediterranean Europe, subtropical, and that of continental Europe. Oriental. The dividing lines between these three areas are not… Read More »

Great Britain Embassies and Consulates

Representations of Great Britain in Germany The current embassy building was built on the site of the old British embassy, ​​which was damaged by bombs during the war and completely destroyed by fire after the war. The remains were later removed by the GDR authorities, and the property was fallow until 1998. The plans for… Read More »

Visby Travel Guide

Visby is a fabulous city of roses. The historic city in the Swedish archipelago is at its best during the summer when roses bloom. Northern archipelago paradise Visby is the lively center of Gotland, Sweden ’s largest island . Also known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Visby is a living piece of history: it has… Read More »

Montenegro – a Surprise on the Adriatic

Montenegro is a small but interesting country that offers the opportunity for both beach holidays and wonderful nature experiences. Read the Beach Ball Destination Guide and plan your own vacation. Sea, mountains and beautiful countryside Situated on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro pampers both the active holidaymaker and the beach-loving tourist. The journey… Read More »

Denmark – a Maritime Small Country

Denmark is made up of Jutland, Zealand, Fyn and the 400 surrounding islands, but is nevertheless one of the smallest countries in Europe. Greenland and the Faroe Islands also belong to Denmark, but have an autonomous status. Despite its small size, the country’s coastline is very long, at over 7,000 kilometers. Even after the Viking… Read More »