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Bashcharshiya in Sarajevo

Baščaršija (Bashcharshiya) is the heart of old Sarajevo. The word Baščaršija derives from Turkish language. The word "baš" which is "baş" in Turkish means "primary", "main", "capital" and "čaršija" which is "çarşı" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Baščaršija was built in 16th century. Before the arrival of the Ottomans in the largest settlement on Sarajevo field was the village...

DDR Museum in Berlin

The DDR Museum is Berlin's interactive museum and one of the most-visited attractions in the German capital. History comes dynamically alive as the visitor is given a first-hand introduction to life in the first Socialist state on German soil. See, touch, feel and experience the actual conditions of a long-defunct system. Unique artefacts, futuristic technology and a prize-winning design...

Gengenbach: Advent Calendar

“Come to Gengenbach at Christmas to see an Advent calendar that is larger than life. Every evening at 6pm, another of the brightly lit windows of the neo-classical town hall is opened. Behind each one is a picture by a famous artist, such as Otmar Alt, Marc Chagall and this year Andy Warhol. This magical ritual is accompanied by...

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...

Prague Easter markets

The Prague Easter markets display handcrafted goods, all manner of food and drink, and showcase the wonderful old customs of a traditional Czech Easter. So, enjoy the bright colours of spring, browse around and sample the hearty local fare. Wooden huts display a variety of handicrafts such as crystal and glassware, jewellery, metalware, candles, wooden toys, embroidered cloth, and...

The Stasi Museum in Berlin, Germany

The Stasimuseum is located in House 1 on the former grounds of the headquarters of the GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS). On 7 November 1990, it opened the Research Centre and Memorial at Normannenstrasse with an exhibition titled “Against the Sleep of Reason”. House 1, later named the Stasi Museum, has been open to the public ever since. The museum...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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