Krakow, City Center – Poland
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 Krakow Polands capital before 1596. Kraków was founded in the 4th century. It was destroyed by the Mongols in 1241 and rebuilt in 1257. It became the capital of the joint Lithuanian-Polish Jagiellon dynasty between 1386 and 1572. Also on Travelharts.com. Check … Read More

Valkenburg, castle ruins part I
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Castle on a hill. Castle Valkenburg is the only castle in the Netherlands build on a hill. The Netherlands is mostly a flat country, but in Limburg you have some hills. Around 1075 the first castle was built on this … Read More

Valkenburg, the city below the castle – The Netherlands
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Valkenburg medieval city. For more than 130 years Valkenburg has been a tourist hotspot. On the hill there is a nice castle, but the city of Valkenburg has also some beautiful parts. Valkenburg was a city with city walls and some parts of the walls are restored. So if … Read More

Bulge – Waterfalls of Coo near Stavelot – Belgium
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Waterfalls. The Village of Coo is situated a few miles from Stavelot in the Ardennes or Bulge. It is here that you can find the waterfalls of Coo. Besides the waterfall, entertainment park Plopsa Coo is located here. You can … Read More

Huriel, Tiny city in the center of France
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In the center of France there is a small city called Huriel. I think it is one of the smallest cities I ever been. We stayed here for a few days and did make city trips to nearby cities. I … Read More

La-Roche-en-Ardenne WWII Museum, Belgium
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The bridge of La-Roche-en-Ardenne. In 1944 La-Roche-en-Ardenne was liberated by the Americans. During their retreat, he Germans blew up the bridges. The Americans however, did rebuild one of the bridges. When the Battle of the Bulge started the Germans raced … Read More

Narbonne, small city near the Mediterranean Sea – France
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Narbonne. Narbonne was the first Roman settlement in France. You can still see parts of the Via Domitia when you go for a walk through this beautiful city. For a short time the city was ruled by a Moslim ruler, … Read More

Twickel, manor house in Delden – The Netherlands
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Twickel. Sometime in the 14th century House Twickel was transformed into a Medieval castle, also called Twickel. In the 18th century the old castle was turned into a manor house. However, the owners kept the name “Castle Twickel”. Also on … Read More

Prague Citytrip – Czech Republic
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Prague, a jewel in the middle of Europe. The city of Prague is already 2200 years old. The oldest building is the Praszký Hrad on the hill next to the old city center. It is both UNESCO World Heritage and … Read More

Sneek, Waterpoort gate – The Netherlands
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Waterpoort. In Medieval Times the Frisian city of Sneek had 4 more water gates and 2 gates accessible by roads. A water gate gave traders a way to access the city from the water, yet the city could be closed … Read More

Andernach Stadtburg, Jewel of the city until the 9 year war – Germany
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Stadtburg Andernach is a small city near Koblenz. You should visit Andernach if you like medieval walls and castles. Almost the complete city is surrounded by a city wall. The defences in the south of the city are dominated by … Read More

Groenlo’s bloody history – The Netherlands
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History of Groenlo. Around 610 Groenlo’s first buildings were built. More than 600 year later, in 1277, Groenlo received his city rights. In 1334 it finally got walls to defense itself. However, no major battles were fought there during medieval times. … Read More

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