Sights of Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Sights of Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Europe
The city of Apeldoorn is known for, among other things, Het Loo Palace, its location near the Veluwe and theme parks. The Apenheul has been an absolute winner for years for anyone who wants to admire different types of primates and the Julianatoren is a very nice amusement park for children up to the age of 10. Older children will soon feel too old for the attractions in this beloved small-scale amusement park. A striking fact is that Apeldoorn does not have a long list of places of interest. It is even quite difficult to come up with a top 10 sights of Apeldoorn without involving the surroundings of this city. It's not that this big city is ugly. No, it blossomed too late. Apeltoon connoisseurs we spoke to say…
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Portugal Fast Facts

Portugal Fast Facts

Europe
Portugal is the westernmost country in Europe and has only one neighboring country – Spain. The island of Madeira and the Azores in the Atlantic also belong to Portugal. Magnificent landscapes, exciting, colorful cities and the wild Atlantic make the country a really great and varied travel destination. See andyeducation.com for education in Portugal. Capital City Lisbon Size 92.212 km² Resident 10.341.330 Official Language Portuguese Currency Euro Time Zone UTC-1/+0 Telephone Area Code +351 Fast facts to know Almost all motorways are subject to tolls, billing is done via electronic payment systems. Portuguese are very hospitable and polite. Smaller shops often close between 1pm and 3pm. At the cheese, meat, bread counters and post office, a number must be taken before queuing. 93% of Portuguese are Catholics. Porto is the second…
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Accommodation in Spain

Accommodation in Spain

Europe
Hotels Hotels in Spain are divided into categories from one to five stars. The awarding of stars is not regulated nationally, it is carried out in each region according to different but similar standards. Hotel reservations are recommended, especially during the high season in the popular holiday areas. A wide range of hotel accommodation of all classes, including apartments and motels. In addition to the classic hotel types such as family hotels, city hotels and the widespread all-inclusive hotels, there are themed hotels on wineries, romantic hotels, wellness hotels, golf hotels, apartment hotels, boutique hotels and hotels in castles, monasteries and palaces. There are more than 140 hotel chains in Spain, such as Parador (a state-owned hotel chain whose hotels are spread throughout Spain and housed in historical buildings such…
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Tours to England

Tours to England

Europe
Tours to the UK have a certain magnetism that awakens the desire to return to this country as soon as possible. Holidays in the UK - a journey through the most charming countries with a rich history: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is an elite vacation in luxurious hotels with royal service and tasting unique dishes in the most prestigious restaurants. The tour operator in the UK in its individual tours, will fascinatingly reveal the rich history of this island state, which has preserved all the centuries-old traditions and the famous royal court. In each city of this small country there is a huge number of museums and galleries, palaces and castles open to tourists. Each city of the state is a special breath of history: London can…
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Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, Italy

Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, Italy

Europe
Amalfi Coast “The sea coast from Reggio to Gaeta is considered the most charming part of Italy; there, very close to Salerno, there is a high strip that dominates the sea, which the inhabitants call the Amalfi Coast; it is dotted with small towns with gardens and streams, and there are many rich people who trade as successfully as anyone else " Giovanni Boccaccio" Decameron " The great Boccaccio admired the magical beauty of the Amalfi Coast in the 14th century; Roman patricians built magnificent villas here much earlier, but this amazing seaside corner of Italy has been known since ancient times. And, surprisingly, even today it continues to be famous for its enchanting nature, wonderful climate, clear azure sea, unique historical and architectural monuments, rich cultural heritage and cordial…
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Switzerland History – From the Reformation to the Collapse of the Ancient States (1519 – 1798)

Switzerland History – From the Reformation to the Collapse of the Ancient States (1519 – 1798)

Europe
If conflicts of interest between the western cantons and the central and eastern cantons had caused the failure of a policy, for which the confederation was not sufficiently firm inside, an independent policy in European conflicts became decidedly impossible only with the Reform, which a few years after the defeat of Marignano violently disunited the Confederation. The Reformation, which originated in Switzerland from that capital of the Confederation which was then Zurich, succeeded indeed in conquering the city-states of Bern and Basel, in part also Schaffhausen, Appenzell and Glarus and several regions or allied subjects. But the most historically important regions: inner, rural-conservative Switzerland with Lucerne and Zug resolutely opposed innovation. The Confederation thus shared the fate of the Empire, where an internal split was likewise provoked, so that the…
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Italy in the 1990’s

Italy in the 1990’s

Europe
The period between the crisis of the world oil market, which arose during the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, and the early nineties can be counted among those of the most profound economic, social and territorial transformation of the country. The transformations involved demographic trends, the field of demographic exchanges with foreign countries, the weight exerted by the productive sectors in the life of the country, the energy balance, the exploitation of marine resources, the organization of cities and the organization of urban networks, environmental governance and international relations. Significant transformations have then had as their object the Italian administrative fabric which, since 1990, has been affected by subsequent and relevant interventions by the legislator. In particular, the organization of the Italian territorial systems is destined to be significantly influenced by…
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Russia Criminal Law

Russia Criminal Law

Europe
The old conception of evil for evil dominates the oldest Russian law. The Russkaya Pravda begins with the words: "The man takes revenge killing by death." Likewise the Lithuanian statute and the Ulo ž enieof 1649 they taught that retribution is the purpose of punishment ("Whoever sets fire to a city or houses, he himself will be burned without any mercy"). In a second time, the principle of revenge is understood with restrictive criteria, and the concept that it is possible to replace revenge with pecuniary redemption emerges. The ransoms benefit both the injured party and the taxman. This means that in this epoch two aims are to be achieved with the penalty: the satisfaction of the injured party and the achievement of material profits by the state. For the…
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Greece History – The Return to Democracy

Greece History – The Return to Democracy

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The clear electoral victory of Karamanlis and the result of the popular referendum called immediately after (December 8, 1974) sanctioned the definitive abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a presidential republic. In June 1975 the new Constitution was approved and the first President of the Republic, Constantine Tsatsos, was elected. Thanks to the moderate politics of Karamanlis, a climate of security and stability prevailed in the country; in 1979 it was decided to join the EEC, operational since 1981, and in 1980 the re-entry into NATO was also approved. The Greek government then began to re-establish good relations with the Balkan countries, the USSR and the Arab world. However, the dispute with Turkey over Cyprus, on the borders in the Aegean Sea, scattered with Greek islands near the…
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Germany History – The Development and Disintegration of the Power of the Guelphs and the Dismemberment of the Great Duchies

Germany History – The Development and Disintegration of the Power of the Guelphs and the Dismemberment of the Great Duchies

Europe
The princes, in fact, under the influence of Adalbert archbishop of Mainz, the tenacious opponent of Henry V, did not want to give the throne to the one among them, who, as a relative of the deceased emperor and designated by him, before dying, as successor, he could revive the inheritance of the monarchy, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, whose mother Agnes was the sister of Henry V. They also feared his virile age, energy, power, founded on the Duchy of Swabia, on eastern Franconia, where his brother Corrado had had from Henry V (1115) the exercise of the ducal powers, on the possessions already of the Franconian emperors, especially in the region of the upper Rhine. The diet of Mainz preferred him the leader of the feudal revolution against the…
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Attractions in Switzerland

Attractions in Switzerland

Europe
Jungfraujoch Above the clouds On a study trip to Switzerland, one of the most important travel destinations should not be missed: the Jungfraujoch. Here, with the terminus of the Jungfrau Bahn, is the highest train station in Europe, known as the "Top of Europe". 700,000 tourists get on and off here every year. The highest post office on the continent is also located here. And with 3801 it has its own zip code! Surrounded by several four-thousand-meter peaks, the Jungfraujoch is located at 3,466 meters above sea level as the lowest point between the Jungfrau and Mönch mountains in the Bernese Alps. This is also the border between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Bern. On days with a clear view you have a view of the Black Forest and…
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Attractions in Austria

Attractions in Austria

Europe
Melk and Dürnstein Abbey Melk Abbey and Dürnstein Abbey are important sights in the Wachau, the Danube valley between Krems and Melk in Lower Austria. Melk Abbey The imposing and widely visible Benedictine monastery is located on the right bank of the Danube near the town of Melk. The rock on which the monastery is built may have been inhabited as early as Roman times. The monastery was founded in 1089 and completely destroyed by fire in 1297. Precious writings also fell victim to the fire. The current building was built between 1702 and 1746 under the master builder Jakob Prandtauer. Melk Abbey is a landmark of the Wachau, UNESCO World Heritage, and is visited by thousands of guests every year. An important part of the baroque, monastic ensemble is…
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Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, Germany

Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, Germany

Europe
Rhineland-Palatinate The state of Rhineland-Palatinate is located in the southwest region Germany, of which Mainz is the state capital. In the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Rhenish Slate Mountains and part of the Eifel and Hunsrück extend. Vacationers areas in the western Westerwald and the north-western part of the Taunus, which is also located in Rhineland-Palatinate, are also popular. Landscapes in Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland-Palatinate borders on North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. It is also bounded in the south by the French region of Alsace. Also Lorraine and Saarland bordering Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition, the State informed the excellent wines a border with Luxembourg Grevenmacher and Diekrich and the Belgian Wallonia. Rhineland-Palatinate is very rich in water. The Rhine, Moselle, Saar and Lahn run through the area. The Nahe, Sauer, Our, Glan and…
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Sights in Burgenland and Carinthia, Austria

Sights in Burgenland and Carinthia, Austria

Europe
Sights in Burgenland According to bridgat, Burgenland is very popular as a travel destination. It is located in Austria and has a total area of ​​1,3965.5 square kilometers. There are 277,569 people living in Burgenland. The highest point is the Geschreibstein with 884 meters. Forchtenstein Castle Forchtenstein Castle is considered the landmark of Burgenland. Forchtenstein Castle was built in the 13th century. At that time it was a Hungarian border castle and stands above the Rosaliengebirge. In the following Turkish wars, the castle served as the most important bulwark in the west. In the early 17th century the Esterházy family took overthe castle. Forchtenstein is still owned by the family to this day. The first generation of owners expanded the castle for defensive but also representative purposes and chose it…
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France History: the Napoleon Age

France History: the Napoleon Age

Europe
HISTORY: THE EMERGENCE OF THE BOURGEOISIE AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION The period of the regency (1715-23), marked by an enormous financial scandal (the bankruptcy of J. Law, 1720), was also the one in which, among the nobility, the taste for luxury and the love of pleasure reached the apogee. At the same time a new class was emerging, the bourgeoisie of businessmen and robes, whose children and grandchildren would prepare the revolution. In 1723, on the death of the Duke of Orleans, Louis XV personally took over the reins of the government. Cardinal Fleury, former tutor of the king, became his prime minister at the age of 73, managing to readjust the state budget and avoid new clashes with Great Britain. Stanislao Leszczyński, father-in-law of Louis XV (1733-35). Two long…
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Middle German Dialects

Middle German Dialects

Europe
Central German includes the West and East Central German dialects. The border between West and East Central German, which is characterized by the shifting of an initial Germanic »p« to »f« (e.g. in »pund« versus »fund« for »pound«) runs over between Fulda and Werra the Rhön. West Central German is divided into Middle Franconian (with Lower Franconian, Ripuarian and Moselle Franconian), Rhine Franconian, North, East and Central Hesse; East Central German includes the dialect groups Thuringian, Upper Saxon, North Upper Saxon, Südmärkisch, Silesian and High Prussian. West Central German: The Low Franconian (Niederrheinisch, Kleverländisch) marks the transition from High German to Low German. While vocalism features characteristics of High German (e.g. monophthonging from äi (ei) to e and from ou to o before r, h, w and in the final), consonantism is very close to Low German,…
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German Language Research Institutions

German Language Research Institutions

Europe
Germany: In addition to the German university institutes, two institutions deal with research into the German language: the "Institute for German Language" (IDS) in Mannheim (founded in 1964; publishes, among other things, the series of publications "Language of the Present" as well as the magazines "Deutsche Sprache" and "Sprachreport «Out) and the» Society for German Language «(GfdS) in Wiesbaden (here since 1965; founded in 1947 in Lüneburg as a successor organization to the German Language Association founded in 1885; maintains [2005] 62 branch associations in 20 countries; publishes the magazines» Mutterssprache «and »The Language Service«; has chosen the »Words of the Year« since 1971). The Goethe-Institut in Munich (founded in 1932, rebuilt in 1952) is dedicated to cultivating the German language and culture abroad. which (2004) has 128 branches in 79…
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Berlin Wall Part II

Berlin Wall Part II

Europe
Order to shoot and victims of the Berlin Wall Anyone wishing to visit the eastern part of the city after the wall was built now needed a special permit. There were also strict regulations for leaving East Berlin heading west. After the Berlin Wall was built, the GDR leadership also fortified the 1,400-kilometer border with the Federal Republic. It was here that the dreaded "death strips" were created, which were supposed to make it impossible to cross the border. In parallel with the border, mines were laid and self-firing systems were installed. On August 22, 1961, the leadership of the GDR had already passed a "resolution to use the weapon". The border guards were obliged to shoot anyone who tried to cross the border without a permit. Many citizens of…
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Berlin Wall Part I

Berlin Wall Part I

Europe
The Berlin Wall was a strictly guarded military system of the GDR along the border around West Berlin that existed from 1961 to 1989/90. On June 15, 1961, the head of state of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Walter Ulbricht, told journalists: "Nobody has any intention of building a wall." The question was whether the GDR had its border with West Berlin want to close. A short time later, however, it became clear that Ulbricht had lied. Because on August 13, 1961, the government of the GDR left Berlin seal off the sector boundary. Until then, Berlin had been the last open "eye of the needle" for all people who wanted to leave the GDR, because the zone border between East and West Germany had been sealed off since 1954.…
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Kutná Hora and St. Mary’s Church in Sedlec (World Heritage)

Kutná Hora and St. Mary’s Church in Sedlec (World Heritage)

Europe
Kutná Hora was the second largest city in Bohemia in the Middle Ages. It owed its wealth to silver mining. Bohemian silver coins were minted here for centuries. The old town is dominated by the late Gothic Saint Barbara Church. Kutná Hora and the Church of St. Mary in Sedlec: facts Official title: Historic center of Kutná Hora and St. Mary's Church in Sedlec Cultural monument: in English »Kuttenberg«, former miners' settlement and birthplace of Josef Kajetán Tyl (1808-56), author of the Czech national anthem; Architectural monuments such as the five-aisled St. Barbara Cathedral with its three striking tent roofs (1532), the former Jesuit college based on plans by Johann Domenico Orsi de Orsini (1633-79), the Ursuline monastery, the church of St. John Nepomuk, the stone house, the Welsche Hof…
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Europe Economy

Europe Economy

Europe
The circumstance is evident precisely in the case of Community Europe, which in the long term has shown higher increases in income and above all in productivity than the United States, but not an equal increase in employment. To all that has been hinted at so far, it should be added that the many political and economic changes in the European area as a whole have produced very sensitive effects from a social and territorial point of view. The dissolution of the eastern bloc gave rise first to migratory movements from east to west, capable of characterizing large western regions and entire productive sectors, entering into competition with the most deeply rooted extra-European flows, then to a series of private and public productive investments in the same Eastern European countries…
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Prehistory of Western Europe

Prehistory of Western Europe

Europe
Western Europe, the western part of Europe with France, the British Isles (geographically also defined as Northwest Europe) and the Benelux countries (geographically also included in Central Europe). According to countryaah, the oldest evidence of human culture from the Paleolithic Age in Western Europe are rubble tools and debris from high-lying terrace gravel of the Garonne. In the Vallonet cave on the French Mediterranean coast, stone tools were found along with animal remains from the early Ice Age. Also from southern France (Arago cave near Tautavel) come human remains that prove the presence of Homo erectus (or an archaic form of Homo sapiens) in Western Europe 450,000 years ago. The skull remains of Atapuerca in northern Spain (Homo antecessor) are probably more than 300,000 years older. For the British Isles,…
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Great Britain Geography

Great Britain Geography

Europe
Great Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland. While the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom, UK) - as the name suggests - still includes Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom has a direct land border in Northern Ireland only with the Republic of Ireland, with a length of around 360 km. Great Britain has a coastline of around 12,430 km. Area and land use The United Kingdom covers an area of ​​229,850 km², which is divided into England (130,395 km²), Wales (20,761 km²), Scotland (78,772 km²) and Northern Ireland (13,843 km²). Thereof: Forest Around 11% of the country is forested. 61.5% of it is coniferous forest, 28% deciduous forest, the rest is cripple and bush wood. A total of 67% of the UK's forests are severely…
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Wismar History

Wismar History

Europe
Germany is an underrated destination! For those who take the time to visit this country, there is much to experience in the form of cultural experiences but also magnificent nature experiences, fine beaches in the north, beautiful wine districts and high mountains in the south. In October, I made my second visit to Germany in 2017 with a focus on visiting cities with World Heritage-listed city centers. During the first trip I visited the cities of Quedlinburg and Goslar as well as the mines in Rammelsberg. During the second trip, I visited the two former Hanseatic and Swedish cities Wismar and Stralsund. Both times I drove to the destinations. During the second trip I drove from Gothenburg to Trelleborg from where I took the ferry to Rostock. In Rostock I…
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SPEYER ATTRACTIONS

SPEYER ATTRACTIONS

Europe
At the Technology Museum, it is possible to yawn inside a real submarine. The handsome cathedral is a World Heritage Site The nearly thousand-year-old Speyer Cathedral has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. It is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world. There is space inside for a total of 2,000 people. What is special is that such a huge cathedral was built at a time when the whole town of Speyer had only five hundred inhabitants. The builder of the church, Emperor Konrad II, wanted to show his power and authority in impressive proportions. Over the centuries, a total of eight German emperors and kings have been buried in connection with the church. Speyer Cathedral is open to visitors daily. There is no entrance fee, but…
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How to Get to Norway

Europe
MANY TRAVEL OPTIONS If you want to travel to the land of the fjords, you usually have to choose the right means of transport, which we have put together for you in an overview. Many travelers opt for their own car or mobile home. In addition to the car, however, you also have the option of reaching the large network of Norwegian airports by direct flight or transfer connections. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE Rail travel across other Scandinavian countries, such as B. Denmark and Sweden are attractive entry options to get to know more of the north. Talk to us, we will be happy to advise you and put together an individual package for you. Norway is short for NOR by abbreviationfinder. BY CAR OR MOBILE HOME One of the…
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Norway Landscapes

Norway Landscapes

Europe
FJORD LANDSCAPES Huge glaciers from the Ice Age have shaped Norway and especially its incomparable fjords. The Norwegian word is also used elsewhere for these long, narrow estuaries, but nowhere are they more beautiful than here. Some of the largest glaciers in Europe still cover extensive plateaus and mountain ranges in the country and stretch their tongues into the depths, where they form countless blue meltwater lakes. LAND OF WATER Short NO for abbreviationfinder, Norway offers its visitors an awe-inspiring landscape; in some places ships can travel up to 160 km up the fjords. Between dizzying cliffs, on which small farms are enthroned, fishing boats chug over the waves and in the background mighty snow peaks watch over the entire scene. Proud residents The Norwegians are ardent patriots - perhaps…
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Cyprus – Sunny Holiday Destination

Cyprus – Sunny Holiday Destination

Asia, Europe
Cyprus is a sunny holiday destination, especially for family travelers. Read the Beach Ball Destination Guide and plan your own vacation. Cyprus is one of the sunniest destinations in the Mediterranean According to Greek mythology, the goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite, was born from the foam of the sea in Cyprus, which was consecrated to her worship. Beauty and love are still enough today, as the sun pampers the island of Cyprus exceptionally much. Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean, is located in the eastern Mediterranean near Turkey. The southern part of the island is an area ruled by the Republic of Cyprus and inhabited by Greeks, while the northern part of the island is occupied by Turkey and inhabited by Turks. Holiday trips are mainly made…
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San Marino As a Tourist Country

San Marino As a Tourist Country

Europe
According to countryaah, San Marino is the oldest republic in the world and the third smallest in Europe. Miniature San Marino is a land of beautiful scenery, duty free shopping and historic buildings. Siro San Marino Surrounded entirely by Italy, San Marino is one of the smallest states in the world. The capital San Marino shares its name with the surrounding state and is the most popular place to visit in the country. In most cases, it is not even necessary to distinguish these in everyday use. The country has more than 30,000 inhabitants and covers an area of ​​about a quarter of Helsinki. The charm of San Marino is not based on huge monuments and large masses of people, but on small details. The narrow medieval streets, lined with small…
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