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

Lucca, beautiful city in Tuscany – Italy
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Lucca. Lucca is the capital city of the province Lucca in Tuscany and one of the richest cities of Italy. This city was first mentioned by the writer Livius and it became part of the roman empire in 180 BC. … Read More

Cochem, looking down on the city
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The monastery. When going to Cochem, everybody visits the castle. It is a nice climb to the top. But most people do not know that in medieval times the monastery was equally important. When you climb to the monastery, you … Read More

Siena, a walk in this Italian city – Italy
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Siena. This city was a small Roman city. It remained small until the 13th century when the people overthrew the aristocratic rulers. After then the city grew and became one of the main powers in northern Italy. It is famous … Read More

Nice, lovely at night – France
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Nice. In the South of France lies Nice. This beautiful city attracts many tourists. It has an old center, a beach, great weather and a relaxed atmosphere. However, on 14th June 2016, the most important French national holiday, a truck … Read More

Hannover, wander around in this Prussian city – Germany
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Only for a day. When we decided to drive to Eastern Europe by car, it meant we had to drive long distances. To make it doable for our 3-year-old we splitted the drive into sections. Hannover became one of our … Read More

Cochem, jewel of the river Moselle – Germany
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Cochem. Cochem is one of German’s most beautiful places to be. This picturesque city is located at the river Moselle and there are many vinyards in the area. English painters, like Stanfield and Turner, have made this place famous outside … Read More

Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel – France
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Mont Saint-Michel. According to a legend Archangel Michael gave instruction to build a a church on this island, which is now named after him. Five centuries later, during the 100 Years’ War between England and France, the town of Mont … Read More

Mâcon, city with a strange idea of restoration – France
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Mâcon. In every Lonely Planet or other travel guide you’ll find Mâcon as ‘the place to be’. I do not know if they ever really visited this town. We found a city with old buildings that where no longer maintained. … Read More

Bayeux, city of the tapestry – France
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Bayeux. During the dark ages the French King, Charles the Simple, made an agreement with the one of the Norwegean Viking leaders named Rollo. Rollo and his people borrowed Normandy and in exchange helped defending the river Seine against other … Read More

Pisa, the Leaning Tower – Italy
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Pisa. The civilians of Pisa wanted to build a big tower to show how wealthy they were and keep their treasures. So they built a tower with the intention to make it the largest tower in the world. They did … Read More

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