Třebíč (World Heritage)

World Heritage Sites in Czech Republic

World Heritage Sites Historic Center of Prague (Praha) (1992) Historic Center of Český Krumlov (Český Krumlov) (1992) Historical center of Telč (Telč) (1992) St. John of Nepomuk pilgrimage church in Zelená Hora (Grüneberg) (1994) Historic center of Kutná Hora and St. Mary’s Church in Sedlec (1995) Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (Eisgrub-Feldsberg) (1996) Historic village of Holašovice […]

Luxembourg (World Heritage)

Luxembourg (World Heritage)

The fortifications are masterpieces by the French Sun King’s military architect, Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban (1633–1707). According to areacodesexplorer, the Wenceslas Wall with its 37 towers and 15 gates in the lower town, the grand ducal palace and the high Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady in the upper town bear witness to the great […]

Austria Travel Advice

Austria Travel Advice

General travel information for Austria Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, Central Alps Highest elevation: Großglockner (3798 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (350 km in Austria) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Representative democracy Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh Neighboring countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein Capital: […]

Bulgaria Travel Advice

Bulgaria Travel Advice

General travel information for Bulgaria Continent: Europe Geographical location: northern Balkans, located on the Black Sea. The highest elevation: Musala (2925 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (length in Bulgaria 500 km) Government: Parliamentary republic system of government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Bulgarian neighbors: Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania Capital: Sofia Area: Approx. 111,000 km² Residents: […]

France Travel Advice

France Travel Advice

General travel information for France Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, located in the northern hemisphere between the Atlantic / North Sea and the Mediterranean Highest elevation: Mont Blanc (4810 m above sea level) Longest river: Loire (1012 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential democracy Languages: French Neighboring countries: Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, […]

Georgia Travel Advice

Georgia Travel Advice

General travel information for Georgia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Borderline between Europe and Asia, east of the Black Sea Highest elevation: Shchara (5200 m above sea level) Longest river: Kura (1364 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential system Languages: Georgian (official language), regional Official language: Abkhaz Neighboring countries: Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan […]

Germany Travel Advice

Germany Travel Advice

General travel information for Germany Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Central Europe Highest elevation: Zugspitze (2962 m above sea level) Longest river: Rhine (865 km in Germany) Form of government: Parliamentary Federal Republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: German, regional Low German, Danish, Frisian Neighboring countries: Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech […]

Greece Travel Advice

Greece Travel Advice

General travel information for Greece Continent: Europe Geographical location: Southern Balkans, central northern Mediterranean coast Highest elevation: Olympus (4167 m above sea level) Longest river: Haliacmon (297 km) Form of Government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Greek Neighboring countries: Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey Capital: Athens Area: Approx. 132,000 km² Residents: Approx. […]

Italy Travel Advice

Italy Travel Advice

General travel information for Italy Continent: Europe Geographical location: Southern Europe, central Mediterranean region, located in the northern hemisphere. Highest elevation: Gran Paradiso (4061 m above sea level) Longest river: Po (652 km) Form of government: parliamentary republic System of Government: parliamentary democracy Languages: Italian Neighboring countries: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia Capital: Rome Area: Approx. […]

Latvia Travel Advice

Latvia Travel Advice

General travel information for Latvia Continent: Europe Geographical location: Northern Europe, Baltic States Highest elevation: Gaising (311 m above sea level) Longest river: Livonian Aa (452 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Latvian Neighboring countries: Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Estonia Capital: Riga Area: Approx. 64,600 km² Residents: Approx. 1.93 million […]

Lithuania Travel Advice

Lithuania Travel Advice

General travel information for Lithuania Continent: Europe Geographical location: Northern Europe, Baltic States Highest elevation: Aukštojas (293 m above sea level) Longest river: Memel (total length 937 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Semi-presidential democracy Languages: Lithuanian Neighboring countries: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad) Capital: Wilna (Vilnius) Area: Approx. 65,300 km² Residents: […]

Poland Travel Advice

Poland Travel Advice

General travel information for Poland Continent: Europe Geographic location: Central Europe, on the northern hemisphere between the Baltic and the Carpathians Highest point: Rysy (2503 m above sea level) Longest river: Vistula (1022 km) Government: Parliamentary republic System of government:  Parlamentarische democracy Languages: Polish Neighboring countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus (Belarus), Lithuania Capital: […]

Romania Travel Advice

Romania Travel Advice

General travel information for Romania Continent: Europe Geographical location: Southeast Europe, north of the Balkans, located in the northern hemisphere Highest elevation: Moldoveanu (2544 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (1300 km) Form of government: Republic System of government: Semi-presidential system of government Languages: Romanian, Hungarian Neighboring countries: Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, […]

Russia Travel Advice

Russia Travel Advice

General travel information for Russia Continent: Europe, Asia Geographic location: From Eastern Europe, North Asia to the Pacific coast Highest elevation: Elbrus in the Caucasus (5642 m above sea level) Longest river: Lena (4294 km) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Semi-presidential system Languages: Russian Neighboring countries: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, […]

Slovenia Travel Advice

Slovenia Travel Advice

General travel information for Slovenia Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, Northern Balkans Highest elevation: Triglav (2864 m above sea level) Longest river: Sava (221 km in Slovenia) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Slovenian, regional Italian, Hungarian Neighboring countries: Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia Capital: Ljubljana Area: Approx. 20,270 […]

Spain Travel Advice

Spain Travel Advice

General travel information for Spain Continent: Europe Geographical location: Western Europe, in the northern hemisphere between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Highest point on the mainland: Mulhacén (3482 m above sea level) Longest river: Teijo (1007 km) Form of government: Parliamentary hereditary monarchy System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Spanish Neighboring countries: Portugal, France and […]

Switzerland Travel Advice

Switzerland Travel Advice

General travel information for Switzerland Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, Western Alps Highest elevation: Dufourspitze (4634 m above sea level) Longest river: Rhine (375 km in Switzerland) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Directory system Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh Neighboring countries: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Liechtenstein Capital: Bern Area: Approx. 41,285 […]

Turkey Travel Advice

Turkey Travel Advice

General travel information for Turkey Continent: Asia Geographic Location: Located in the border area between Asia and Europe, between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Highest elevation: Ararat (5137 m above sea level) Longest river: Kizilirmak (1,153 kilometers) Government Republican unitary state System of government: presidential Languages: Turkish Neighboring countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Iraq, […]

Ukraine Travel Advice

Ukraine Travel Advice

General travel information for Ukraine Continent: Europe Geographical Location: Eastern Europe, located between the Black Sea and Russia Highest point: Hoverla (2061 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (2850 km) of state: parliamentary-presidential republic system of government: Presidential-parliamentary system of government Languages: Official language Ukrainian, lingua franca also Russian, in the south and east […]

Tsarist Bulgaria

Bulgaria History

Prehistory and early history of Bulgaria Bulgaria was already settled in the Paleolithic. In the west of today’s state, cave paintings have been found that are around 1.5 million years old. Like everywhere else, the hunters and gatherers in this part of the world became settled farmers. Different cultures developed with typical forms of pottery […]

Croatian farmers

Croatia Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants The coast of Croatia In the places protected from the gusts of the Bora wind, the flora of the Mediterranean flourishes with olive and lemon trees and vines. Two types of scented plants are also common, namely lavender, which grows mainly on the island of Hvar, and the yellow-flowering gorse. This grows […]

Typical Croatia

Croatia Recent History

Striving for independence After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, the aspirations for independence grew stronger. At that time, Yugoslavia consisted of the republics of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Then there were Kosovo and Vojvodina, two independent provinces […]

Czech Republic Wildlife

Czech Republic Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in the Czech Republic? About a third of the Czech Republic is covered by forest. Above all beech, spruce, oak, pine and fir trees grow. However, the country’s national tree is the linden. Untouched forest still grows in the Peklo, a valley in northern Bohemia. In particular, you can […]

France Tourism

France Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in France? Almost all the plant species that you can discover elsewhere in Europe are native to France. In alpine regions you can find undemanding plants like lichens and mosses. Where it is warmer, species that prefer a subtropical climate grow, such as olive trees and oranges. In the […]

France and Germany as friends

France History

The colonization of France and the ancient Romans France was settled as early as the Stone Age. In the famous Lascaux caves we can find drawings by Stone Age people that have been preserved to this day. Like many other European countries, France became part of the Roman Empire. By the way, during this time […]

German Empire

Germany Recent History

German Confederation (1815-1866) Napoleon conquered Central Europe in many wars. That finally brought the end of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation in 1806. The last emperor, Franz II, laid down the imperial crown. But they freed themselves from Napoleon’s rule in further wars. In 1813 France suffered the decisive defeat in the […]

German vegetables

Germany Food

Eating in Germany What do you eat in Germany? Typical German food! In addition to bread for breakfast and dinner, people in Germany traditionally eat meat, vegetables and potatoes as warm meals. The meat can be a schnitzel or roast, for example. It comes mainly from pork. In the past, potatoes were mainly available as […]

Germany Everyday Life

Germany Everyday Life

Everyday life in Germany How do people live in Germany? In which houses do they live? Where do you shop? How are you traveling? What is your daily routine like? How do you spend your free time? How do the Germans live? You can live very differently. In Germany, 57 percent of people rent. 43 […]

The Cyprus conflict

Greece Recent History

First World War Greece managed to stay out of the First World War quite successfully. Some bases were established by France and Great Britain on Greek soil. From 1941 the country was also partly occupied by Italian and German troops. Active acts of war on the Greek side did not take place until the country’s […]