Basel, medieval city center – Switzerland
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Basel. Basel is one of the first cities on the banks of the Rhine. Five bridges connect the two parts of the city. Somewhere in the 4th century this city was founded. It was an important city, because the Bishop … Read More

Groenlo, City center – The Netherlands
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Ganzenmarkt. Every medieval city has a lot of small market squares that only traded in one product. Groenlo has a few left of them and one of them is the Ganzenmarkt or Geese Market. On this square geese were traded. … Read More

Corcelles-en-Beaujolais, A small village near Lyon – France
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Corcelles-en-Beaujolais This village is a great place to stay if you like to experience the French countryside. From here you can visit a wine castle, Cluny, Mâcon or (a bit further away) Lyon or Geneva. It has a small bakery … Read More

Matrei am Brenner, a small village in Tirol – Austria
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Matrei am Brenner. Several years ago we drove from the Netherlands to Italy and stopped for the night in a small town called Matrei am Brenner. In the past a lot of traffic went through this town. However, this changed … Read More

Bonn – Marktplatz near the City Hall – Germany
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Marktplatz. Near the City Hall of Bonn you will find a market place. When we visited Bonn, there were a few food stalls in the middle of this 11th century old square. It made the place more lively. Looking at … Read More

Paris, Place de la Concorde – France
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Place de la Concorde. One of the most famous – or should I say infamous – squares in Paris is the Place de la Concorde. It was designed in 1755 in honour of King Louis XV and therefore named after … 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

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

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

Paris, walking the city of love by night.
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Paris by night. Everyone who visits Paris should walk the city by night. First of all, if you want a romantic evening, nothing beats a stroll along the banks of the river Seine especially with your loved one. Also, monuments … Read More

Normandy, Sainte-Mère-Église, liberated by 109th Airborne – France
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Sainte-Mère-Église. During the night of 5 June 1944 a huge fleet of airplanes came to Europe. Bombers bombed strategic places. Transport planes delivered the airborne divisions. They were shattered over Normandy and no unit landed on its intended landing place. … Read More

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