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Kos lies in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese archipelago, is one of the largest and most populated in this group. In the northwest, it adjoins the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos, in the southeast – with the Turkish resort of Bodrum. The larger neighbors of Kos in the archipelago are the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos.
Nature gave the island forests, fertile lands, thermal springs and a wonderful climate. In addition to tourism, agriculture is developing on the island. The main city of the island is also called Kos.
According to one legend, the ship of Heracles, returning from the Trojan War, was nailed to the island of Kos. Hera did not want a safe return of the illegitimate son of Zeus, so she sent a storm, built other intrigues, and was ultimately punished by a thunderous spouse. Hercules, however, recouped on the inhabitants of the island, who took the ship for a pirate ship and rendered it a very awkward reception. Continue reading
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 gave rise to the city of Hamburg itself, arose in this place in the VIII century. Around 950, the fortress of Hammaburg was built by Emperor Charles the Great. On May 7, 1189, Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa granted significant trading privileges to Hamburg. This circumstance played a large role in the development of the port of Hamburg, and now this day is celebrated in Hamburg as the “birthday of the port.” Continue reading
Baden-Baden is a spa town in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, located on the western slopes of the Black Forest. Until 1931, the city was called Baden, but people often spoke of Baden in Baden (the Baden region) and this is how the current double name Baden-Baden originated.
Baden-Baden is famous for its hot springs. Even the ancient Romans noted the healing properties of these sources. The ruins of Roman baths are still preserved in Baden-Baden. And in the XVIII century, Baden-Baden turned into the largest resort in Europe, where monarchs, nobles, writers and musicians gathered. In the XIX century, the city became quite popular among the Russian aristocracy, it was visited by Fedor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov and others. Continue reading