Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania is a country in South Eastern Europe. Geographically, Greece lies to the south-east of Albania, Montenegro lies to the north, Kosovo is on the northeastern border, and the Republic of Macedonia is on the eastern border. It has a western coastline on the Adriatic Sea .... more
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, is a small landlocked country in western Europe, nestled in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and surrounded by Spain and France. Though it was isolated for many years, it is currently prospering courtesy of its tourism and its status as a tax haven. The people of .... more
Armenia ,officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked mountainous country in Eurasia located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Southern Caucasus. It shares borders with Turkey in the west, Georgia in the north, Azerbaijan in the east, and Iran and the Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan in the south .... more
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Germany and the Czech Republic are to the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, Slovenia and Italy in the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west. Austria is divided up into nine provinces or states. Often Austrians .... more
Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Russia shares a good chunk of the border in the north and east, Ukraine borders the south, Poland is in the west, and Lithuania and Latvia share the rest of the northern border. The country itself is divided into six provinces, known as more
The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in northwest Europe sharing borders with the neighboring countries of France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Netherlands. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium's largest region is the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north, and the French- .... more
Bosnia And Herzegovinia
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan peninsula of Southern Europe. It shares it's northern, western and southern borders with Croatia, also in the south is Montenegro, and Serbia covers the eastern border. There is also a 26 km stretch of the Adriatic Sea that borders Bosnia and Herzegovina. In recent .... more
In Bulgaria, there are only two native kinds of cheese: the yellow-colored Kashkaval (Кашкавал) - more or less akin to the Dutch Gouda - and the more popular white Sirene (Сирене) - a kind of Feta cheese, similar to Greek Feta in taste. Originally made from sheep milk, it is available from cow or goat .... more
Croatia was the first country in Europe to start with the concept of commercial naturist resorts. According to some estimates about 15% of all tourists that visit the country are naturists or .... more
Cyprus is the mythical birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, of beauty and love, also known as Kypris or the Cyprian. According to Hesiod's Theogony, the goddess emerged fully grown from the sea where the severed genitals of the god Uranus were cast by his son Kronos, causing the sea to foam (Greek: Aphros .... more
Brno, CZ's second-largest city is the capital of South Moravia, and the gateway to wineries, rolling hills, hiking trails galore, and caves. Even the less prosperous or industrial cities have plenty to offer - Liberec, ÃšstÃ nad Labem, Ostrava, Olomouc, and many others, each have a unique charm. Beer lovers will .... more
The etymology of the word Denmark, and especially the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as a single Kingdom is a subject that attracts some debate. The debate is centered primarily around the prefix 'Dan' and whether it refer to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning .... more
Estonia Tranquil, laidback and unspoiled, Estonia's 1,500 Baltic islands provide a splendid getaway to nature. Located off the west coast of Estonia, the two largest islands are:
Saaremaa, including the town of Kuressaare and one of few well-preserved medieval castles in the Baltics
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a country in west-central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. .... more
Prague Castle is a castle in Prague where the Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The crown jewels of the Bohemian Kingdom are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ....
The Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe and throughout the world. Until 1920 it was named the Vienna Court Opera (k.k. Hofoper).
The original Opernhaus, a neo-romantic building severely criticised when it was built, was inaugurated ....
The Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München (literally state
court-brewery in Munich, also Hofbräu München) is a brewery in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, owned by the state government. The Hof
(court) comes from the brewery's history as a royal brewery in the
Kingdom of Bavaria.
The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the
Franciscan monastery with its Italianate gardens, the Hotel Regina
where Matisse lived, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Since the 5th of
January 1963 the Museum has been welcoming vistors to its collection of
works left by the artist (and his heirs) to ....
The Burgtheater ((Imperial) Court Theatre), originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, then until 1920 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the Austrian National Theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world. The Burgtheater was created in 1741 and has become known as "die Burg" by the ....