Elburg, square city by design – The Netherlands
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Elburg. The battle against water is not new to the Dutch. According to one story Elburg, a small Hanseatic city near the Zuiderzee, had some serious floodings. The town was too important to surrender to the water. So in 1392 … Read More

Beilstein, Altstad at the river Moselle – Germany
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Beilstein. Beilstein is a beautiful city at the river Moselle. I went here with my father during the nineties. I still can remember that there where signs to show how high the river could come during spring and autumn. During our last visit … Read More

Paris, a city trip everybody needs to make – France
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Paris. You heard about it and know where it is. City of love and the Eiffel Tower. A place where you keep on taking great photos. A place everyone must see! Also on Travelharts.com. We also have a blog. On … Read More

Gustave Eiffel’s tower
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In 1889 Gustave Eiffel built a wonderfull tower to be exhibited at the World Exhibition in Paris. It was intended to be a temporary attraction, but luckily for us they changed there minds and kept it after the exhibition was … Read More

‘s-Hertogenbosch, historical city center – The Netherlands
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s’-Hertogenbosch. s’-Hertogenbosch started as a trading post. In the year 1184 it received city rights from Gotfried III of Leuven, making this city one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. People who live in s’-Hertogenbosch like to celebrate carnival. People … Read More

Zutphen, a day in this medieval city
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Zutphen. Zutphen is a Hanseatic city at the IJssel is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. In the 9th century Zutphen was destroyed by the Vikings. In the 12th century it received city rights and joined the Hanseatic … Read More

San Francisco, the city by the bay – USA
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City of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison and location of many films and tv shows. The sitcom Full House even shows this city in its opening tune. Founded by William Richardson in 1835 as Yerba Buena. It boomed during the … Read More

Brugge, the chocolate Venice of the North – Belgium
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Brugge. The complete city center is put on the UNESCO list. This is not strange, because its medieval center is a great place to be. Our daughter had her first chocolate in the chocolate museum.       Also on … Read More

Leuven, a medieval center worth visiting – Belgium
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Leuven (in Flemish) or Louvain (in French) is Belgian’s 8th largest city, but not one many people visit. However, this birthplace of worldfamous beer brand Stella Artois, is definitely worth going to. Especially during wintertime, when the Town Hall is … Read More

Carcassonne, medieval double walled city – France
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History of the City In the south of France one can visit the city of Carcassonne, known for its medieval La Cité de Carcassonne. In the 2nd century BC the Roman Empire built a castellum to guard this strategic important spot to … Read More

Auckland, built in the ring of volcanoes – New Zealand
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Auckland was founded by William Hobson in 1865. Maori already settled there around 1350 and sold a piece of land to the colonists. The colonists where able to buy the land, because they introduced fire arms. By doing so they … Read More

Kampen, a small city on the river IJssel- The Netherlands
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Kampen. Around 1150 there were already people living at the place where later the Hansetic city of Kampen was founded. Once Kampen was one of the most powerfull cities in north-west Europe. It had a enormous fleet and its ships … Read More

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