Normandy, American Cemetery – France
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In Colleville-sur-Mer we visited a cemetery for American victims of the WWII Normandy landing. After the war, the families of the victims had a choice: either bringing their loved ones back to the US or leaving them in France to … Read More

Krakow, Jewish Quarter and Schindler’s Factory – Poland
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Holocaust. Krakow is a beautiful city. It has a medieval center and lots of landmarks. Unfortunately most people know Krakow only from the film Schindler’s list. Krakow had a large Jewish population. During the war- years most of them where … Read More

Marseille, city trip to this city at the sea – France
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Marseille. Marseille has the second biggest population of all cities in France. The Greeks founded this city around 600 BC. Later on Marseille became part of the Roman Empire and during this time Caesar captured it as part of his … Read More

Lorsch, an Unesco site village – Germany
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Lorsch. The Abbey of Losch was very wealthy during the Carolingian Empire and it had possessions spread through the Holy German ‘Reich’. Some of these possessions are in the Netherlands and some as far south as the Bodensee. Unfortunately after … Read More

Utrechtse Heuvelrug, the Pyramid of Austerlitz – The Netherlands
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Austerlitz. Everybody knows that Austerlitz is not really a Dutch name for a town. It is the place where Napoleon’s French forces made a stunning victory. Only 75,000 French soldiers defeated an army of 90,000. As a result the Netherlands … Read More

Brno, a day in the city center – Czech Republic
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Brno. In Medieval times this city was in the hands of many rulers. Near the town of Brno Napoleon defeated the Austrian forces at the Battle of Austerlitz. Brno had a large German speaking population, up to two thirds of … Read More

Krakow, a great view from Kościuszko Mound – Poland
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A great view. When you’re in the neighbourhood you should visit the Kościuszko Mound that is on a hill near Krakow. It first was a settlement, but soon it was transformed into a part of the city defence. However, these … Read More

IJmuiden, Batterie Heerenduin & Olmen
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Atlantic Wall. During WWII the Germans built several defence works and fortifications to protect themselves from the Allied Forces. Battery Heerenduin and Battery Olmen belonged to this so-called ‘Atlantic Wall’. You can find them near the harbour city of IJmuiden … Read More

Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach’s church – Germany
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Bach. The St. Thomas church is one of the two main churches of Leipzig. It was here where Bach entertained the people of Leipzig during the mass. In front of this church there is a statue of Johann Sebastian Bach. … Read More

Berlin, city trip in the old capital of Prussia – Germany
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Berlin. Berlin is a capital city, not only of Germany but also of Prussia. Germany did not really excist before 1870. Prussia was the largest and most powerful of the German speaking countries. Also on Travelharts.com. Check out our photo … Read More

Siena, Door knockers and rings to park your horse – Italy
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Knock Knock. Before people invented the door bell, people either knocked on the door or used a door knocker. In Sienna you will find many designs. Luckily for us, a few are still in place. They also made rings called … Read More

Twickel, a hike through the estate – The Netherlands
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Twickel. Near the village of Delden there is an estate called Twickel. Part of this estate is a castle, but this part is not open for the public. However, you can walk for free through the estate. There is a … Read More

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