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In terms of area, Europe, together with Australia, is the smallest part of the country, but with more than 700 million inhabitants it is one of the more densely populated parts of the world. Europe, along with Asia, is the landmass of Eurasia. However, its culturally and historically independent development justifies its separation as a separate continent. The 10 largest cities in Europe are Istanbul, Moscow, London, Saint Petersburg, Berlin, Madrid, Kiev, Rome, Paris and Minsk.

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Alsace (France) – Beautiful Cities, Sights & Photo Spots

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A visit to beautiful Alsace in France had been on our travel list for a very long time. And so, on a beautiful summer day, we headed to Alsace for a few days of exploring. The villages are mainly characterized by picturesque cobblestone streets & half-timbered houses and take you back to the time of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. That means at almost every corner awaited us dreamy postcard motifs 🙂 We show you in this post the …

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Neuf-Brisach (Alsace, France) – Town and Fortress (UNESCO)

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Located about 15 kilometers east of Colmar, the French commune of Neuf-Brisach is an architectural masterpiece. It is a fortified city and was once laid out geometrically as a planned city. Since 2008, the fortifications have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Fortifications of Vauban” along with other structures in France. Things to know about Neuf-Brisach (UNESCO World Heritage Site) A visit to Neuf-Brisach makes a good day trip from Colmar, as the town is only about 15 …

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Ribeauvillé, Alsace – Top Sights & Photo Spots (France)

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The charming town of Ribeauvillé is located on the Alsace Wine Route, about 18 kilometers northwest of Colmar. As part of a day trip, we explored Ribeauvillé and were very impressed by the medieval monuments and the numerous half-timbered houses. Things to know about Ribeauvillé in Alsace Ribeauvillé is a small French town with about 4,700 inhabitants, located about 25 minutes drive from Colmar in a scenic area – the eastern edge of the Vosges Mountains – at an altitude …

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Eguisheim in Alsace – Top sights of the medieval town (France)

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The picturesque village of Eguisheim is located in the middle of the Alsatian vineyards, about 15 minutes from Colmar. Eguisheim, like some other towns in the area, is a true picture-postcard idyll: cobbled streets, narrow alleys, colorful half-timbered houses and numerous flowers awaited and impressed us here. Eguisheim was voted one of the most beautiful villages in France and even the favorite village of the French in 2013. Things to know about Eguisheim in Alsace Eguisheim is located 6 kilometers …

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Riquewihr in Alsace – One of the most beautiful villages in France

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The picturesque town of Riquewihr is a little jewel in Alsace and a popular tourist attraction in the region. With its narrow cobblestone streets, medieval half-timbered houses and unique ambience, Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful and most visited villages in France. During a relaxed walk through the car-free old town, our camera was again in constant use, because we could discover numerous worth seeing corners and photogenic motifs. Things to know about Riquewihr in Alsace The small medieval …

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Kaysersberg, Alsace – Sights, Old Town & Castle (France)

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Kaysersberg is located about ten kilometers northwest of Colmar and is one of the most visited towns in Alsace. The idyllic half-timbered town on the Alsace Wine Route enchants with its beautiful medieval old town with remains of the old town fortifications, numerous ornate half-timbered houses and the ruins of Kaysersberg Castle. We visited Kaysersberg as a day trip from Colmar and saw the main sights of the town in just over two hours on foot. Things to know about …

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Turckheim – A day trip from Colmar (Alsace, France)

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Just 6 kilometers west of Colmar, the small town of Turckheim lies at the foot of the Vosges Mountains, which here reach a maximum height of 840 meters. In contrast to Colmar, Turckheim is rather off the beaten tourist track – but is definitely worth a visit as well. Colorful half-timbered houses, historic city gates and walls, cobblestone streets and numerous vineyards characterize this city in Alsace. In our travel report, we take you on our tour of the charming …

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Colmar – Top 15 sights in the old town (Alsace, France)

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A visit to the beautiful, romantic town of Colmar had been on our travel list for a very long time. And so, on a beautiful summer day, we set off for Alsace and spent a few days exploring the small town of Colmar and the surrounding region. The villages are mainly characterized by cobblestone streets & half-timbered houses and take you back to the time of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. That is at almost every corner awaited us …

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Venice – The top sights in half a day (Italy)

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After our MSC cruise through the Adriatic Sea was over, we were taken back to the Venice airport by transfer bus from Trieste. Since we still had about 7 hours until our departure flight in the evening, we decided to take the espress bus from the airport to Venice to see the main sights of the lagoon city. What we have seen in the 4 hours on site, we show you in this article. Things to know about Venice Venice …

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Dubrovnik – sights & photo spots in one day

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A very special highlight of our 7-day cruise with MSC Cruises through the Adriatic Sea was the last stop: the visit to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. The location of the medieval city directly on the sea, surrounded by massive fortress walls, towers and bastions, is an incredibly impressive and beautiful photo motif. Rightly, the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most popular and most visited destinations of cruises in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. Things to …

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Corfu – Discover the island in one day (Greece)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Greece

We were thrilled to have a stop on the Greek island of Corfu as part of our MSC cruise through the Adriatic. We have been able to explore several Greek islands so far, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Kefalonia and Crete and were totally thrilled by the flair and the places on the islands every time. On Corfu we took a rental car for a day, drove around the island and were able to see some very beautiful places on …

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Bari – Top sights & photo spots in the old town (Italy)

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The port city of Bari is the capital of the southern Italian region of Puglia and was the third stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises, after Ancona and Kotor. We had quite a few things planned for our day ashore: first, exploring the old town of Bari, as well as a day trip to the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away. Alberobello is best known for its many trullis – small, mostly white round …

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Alberobello – A day trip from Bari to the Trulli houses (Italy)

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After arriving at the port of Bari early in the morning on our MSC cruise ship, we used the first part of the day to explore the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away, on our own. What is special about Alberobello? Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, because here there is a vast enclosed district built entirely with trulli – small, mostly white and round houses with conical roofs that look like large pointed hats. …

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Kotor (Montenegro) – Bay, old town and fortification (UNESCO)

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The Bay of Kotor and the associated town on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro were the 2nd stop on our cruise with MSC Cruises. We had one day to discover the old port city in the bay of the same name. And even though we never really had Kotor on our bucket list before, we ended up absolutely loving it. Kotor was for us one of the highlights of our cruise through the Adriatic Sea ❤ The bay of Kotor …

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Ancona – The most famous sights in the old town (Italy)

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The city of Ancona in Italy was the first stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises. Since we knew Ancona only by name so far, we were very excited about this destination. We had about 5 hours to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of the old town on our own. Things to know about the city of Ancona The port city of Ancona has about 100,000 inhabitants and is located on the Italian …

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