Koln
Cologne is a city in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the west of the country, on the banks of the Rhine. Founded in 16 AD, Cologne (then…

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Holidays on the islands in Thailand
Thailand is the main tourist center of the region, a country with a rich history and culture, a country of thousands of temples and hundreds of islands. There are really…

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Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, located in the north of the country, at the confluence of the Elbe River in the North Sea. The settlement, which subsequently…

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Catania – a major port

Catania is a major port located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the center of the province of the same name. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is about 300 thousand people – it is the second largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.

Catania was founded by Greek colonists who arrived in Sicily in 729 BC. In the 5th century BC the cruel tyrant from Syracuse Heron I expelled the inhabitants of the city and renamed Catania to Aitna, but he was soon overthrown, and the city regained its name. In 403 BC Catania was once again ruled by Syracuse, and the inhabitants of the city were sold into slavery. A statue of Cora (Persephone) with a torch in hand made during that period has survived to this day. Continue reading

Debrecen

Debrecen is a city in eastern Hungary, the second most populated city in the country after Budapest, and the economic and cultural center of eastern Hungary. The city lies on the territory of the famous Khorobadi steppe – empty, included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

Debrecen was first mentioned in writing in 1235. In 1361, King Lajosh I granted Debrecen the status of a free city. In the XV-XVI centuries, Debrecen became an important trading city, there were a large number of fairs, mainly agricultural. Thanks to the wise policies of the leadership of the city of Debrecen, it was possible to maintain independence; it remained a peculiar city-state, defining the internal development of local society and the formation of urban identity for centuries to come. Continue reading

Budapest

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, its main political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transport center. The city consists of three historically formed parts – Pest, Buda and Obuda, in January 1872 united into one city.

The history of numerous wars and invasions, the constant destruction and perestroika created Budapest today, with a mixture of styles born in those periods when a proud and cheerful nation with love restored its city, a city of charm and character, both European and exclusively Hungarian. The collection of palaces, churches and monuments of Budapest is declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage. Continue reading

Where to stay in Salzburg
Salzburg is considered one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Austria. Tourists from all over the world strive to get here in order to feel the amazing atmosphere…

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Balatonboglar
Balatonboglar is a cozy town that adorns the southern shore of Lake Balaton with resort opportunities. The distance from the capital of Budapest by only 150 kilometers stimulates the natural…

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Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, located in the center of the country. Being the highest capital of Europe, Madrid is very hot in summer and quite…

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Where to stay in Vienna
It’s not for nothing that many people call Vienna the grand drawing room of Europe - with such riches it’s not a shame to receive the highest guests. Moreover, it…

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