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Franz Kafka Museum

The long-term exhibition The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague was opened in Prague in during the summer of 2005. Franz Kafka was born in Prague on 3 July 1883, died in a sanatorium at Kierling on 3 June 1924, and was buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague - Strašnice on 11 June. The exhibition opened...

Some pictures of Evia Island in Greece

Evia has been inhabited since pre historic times. Its most important settlement early became today’s Chalkida, since it was the closest to the mainland and had natural resources of copper, making the city a trading center of great importance. The island’s name means “rich in cattle”. Evia is mentioned by some as Greece in miniature. With 900 km of coastline, Evia has...

Sanssouci Palace – Berlin

“A crown is just a hat that lets the rain in. These words spoken by Frederick the Great demonstrate modesty. It was without any pomp and circumstance, yet with discipline, that the king steered the course of Prussia in the 18th century. His wishes were those of a simple man: to be without a care, sans souci. And so...

Kinderdijk, The windmills

In the beautiful wetlands around Dordrecht, you will find the windmills of Kinderdijk. Nineteen beautiful windmills, built around 1740, stand here as part of a larger water management system to prevent floods. Today, they symbolise Dutch water management, and in 1997 they were declared to be UNESCO World Heritage. The windmills of Kinderdijk were built to keep the low-lying lands of...

The Rhine port of Kehl

The Rhine port of Kehl is located right in the centre of Europe, in the immediate vicinity of the Alsatian metropolis Strasbourg. Right here at the river Rhine – at the point of intersection of the most important transport routes for the exchange of goods within Europe. The Rhin port of Kehl is also a preferential industrial location in the...

VAN GRAAF fashion department store in Prague

VAN GRAAF is a fashion department store chain with branches throughout Central Europe. The flagship store is located in the centre of Wenceslas Square in Prague. Clothing is arranged over 5 floors and ranges from top quality basic fashion including young trend labels, to the designer collections of international lifestyle brands. VAN GRAAF stocks clothing to suit many different occasions, from...

Lidice Memorial in Czech Republic

This village, the name of which became a symbol of Fascist despotism in World War II, lies 20 km west of Prague and eight km from Kladno. The Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia had tragic consequences for Lidice. In order to suppress the growing anti-Fascist resistance movement, security police chief SS Obergruppenfuhrer – Reinherd Heydrich was appointed deputy Reichsprotektor in...

The Topography of Terrors in Berlin

The Historic Site The institutions of Nazi terror Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror – the Secret State Police Office with its own “house prison,” the leadership of the SS and, during the Second World War, the Reich Security Main Office –  were located on the present-day grounds of the “Topography of Terror” that are...

Galaxidi in Greece

The existence of  Galaxidi dates since 1393 BC. In the 3rd century B.C. Galaxidi became a nautical center and made alliances with other cities. Old texts found in Galaxidi talk about the nautical city with the marine history and heritage of the passion for the sea which until today remains a characteristic of all people of Galaxidi. Rigas Fereos' charta (map) in 1797 presents the name of Oianthi and  Pentayi for today's Galaxidi. The historian Constantine...

Limni town in island of Euboea, Greece

Limni (Greek: Λίμνη meaning "lake") is a town in the northwestern part of the island of Euboea in Greece. It has been suggested as the site of the ancient city of Elymnion. Elymnion is mentioned in the play Peace by Aristophanes. The exact location is unknown, and several possible locations have been suggested, including the present town Limni on the...

Old mineralogical factory in Lavrion, Greece

The history of Lavrion mines, lost to the depths of the time, is directly connected with the history of Greece. Lavrion took its name after the Greek word “lavra” which means narrow passage or tunnel describing the characteristics of mining galleries. The first underground excavations began around 3000 BC establishing Lavrion mines as the oldest in Europe. However, the...

Prague views

Prague’s views are breathtaking 365 days a year. Although the Czech capital is nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”, in fact it is decorated with nearly a thousand towers and spires. "You can admire the ancient heart of the city from the observation deck of the tower of Old Town Hall, and discover the charm of the Lesser Town roofs from the tower of...

One day in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, World Port World City, is a city you have to experience for yourself. "It is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline every time you visit and presenting new cultural and sporting events to surprise and delight you. Its ever-changing...

Srebrenica Gallery in Sarajevo

Gallery 11/07/95 is the first memorial museum/gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina – exhibition space aiming to preserve the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives during the genocide. The gallery employs mixed media – photography, video, and interactive documentary motivating the spectator to reflect on the particular politics of memory and forgetting that have come...

Wannsee, famous and infamous…

Wannsee is a locality in the southwestern Berlin borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Germany. It is the westernmost locality of Berlin. In the quarter there are two lakes, the larger Großer Wannsee (Greater Wannsee) and the Kleiner Wannsee (Little Wannsee), are located on the River Havel and are separated only by the Wannsee Bridge. At the western rim of the Wannsee locality...

Some photos of Nuremberg in Germany

St. Lawrence Church Building begun about 1250. Originally built as a three-aisled basilica in the high Gothic style; later extended with an imposing late Gothic hall choir (1439-1477). Magnificent west facade with splendid portal richly decorated with statuary and rose window (mid-14th c.). Two towers 80 and 81 meters high. Important works of art: the Annunciation by Veit Stoß (1518),...

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