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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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Heidelberg – Things to do in the Old Town & the Heidelberg Castle

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Every year, 11.9 million visitors from all over the world flock to Heidelbergto see the historic old town and its world-famous sights. Heidelberg Castle is one of the most famous ruins in Germany and at the same time the symbol of the city. Since we live only about 60 km from Heidelberg, we have often been to Heidelberg and now finally want to write a report on the beautiful city on the Neckar, whose most important sights are all very …

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Hanseatic city Greifswald – Sights & photo spots (Germany)

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After our day trip to the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, we had some time on the way back to Usedom to see the university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald. The city is not very large, so you can easily explore the main sights in two to three hours. Things to know about Greifswald The university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald is located on the Baltic Sea, between the two islands of Rügen and Usedom. The city has about 60,000 inhabitants …

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Stralsund – Attractions in the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage)

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From the Baltic Sea island of Usedom we made a day trip to the Hanseatic city of Stralsund about 70 kilometres away. We were very excited about this, because Stralsund is called the “gateway to the island of Rügen” and also the “Venice of the North” due to its location on the Strelasund, a strait of the Baltic Sea between the mainland and the island of Rügen. Things to know about Stralsund The Hanseatic city of Stralsund was founded in …

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The island of Usedom – Sights, photo spots & tips (Germany)

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For a week we explored the holiday island Usedom and were able to discover a lot on Germany’s second largest island: calming Baltic Sea waves, a fresh sea breeze, miles of sandy beaches, a magnificent spa architecture in the imperial baths and a dreamy hinterland. Things to know about Usedom Usedom is an island in the southern Baltic Sea, which belongs mostly to Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) and to a small extent to Poland. After Rügen, Usedom is the second largest island …

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Harz – Travel guide for cities, sights & activities (Germany)

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Holidays in Germany – we have discoverd the highland area and holiday region of Harz and have explored many sights and discovered new things: historic town centres in Wernigerode and Quedlinburg, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colourful half-timbered houses, impressive castles, Germany’s longest suspension bridge of its kind, lots of nature, beautiful hiking trails with fantastic views, an eventful ride with the BrockenBahn and much more. The Harz, with its endless excursion destinations, is a diverse and interesting region that has …

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Bautzen – Sights in the City of Towers (Germany)

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About fifty kilometers from the Saxon state capital Dresden, is the large district town of Bautzen. The “City of Towers” scores with a historic old town, medieval defensive towers and beautiful photo spots. Things to know about Bautzen The eastern Saxon district town of Bautzen has about 40,000 inhabitants and is located on the Spree. It is considered the historical capital of the Upper Lusatia region and is at the same time the political and cultural centre of the Sobs. …

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Madeira – The 15 most beautiful sights & photo spots (Portugal)

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Madeira has been on our bucket list for a long time and we didn’t think we would visit this island in 2020. Due to the Corona pandemic, travel is only possible to a limited extent this year and we were unfortunately unable to travel to our actual desired destinations due to restrictions and border closures. There are currently (as of November 2020) only a few countries that are classified as “non-risk areas” by the Robert Koch Institute. After researching something …

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Bacharach – Our travel guide & the best photo spots (Germany)

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On our river cruise with A-ROSA on the Rhine and Main we saw the beautiful town of Bacharach from the river in the UNESCO World Heritage “Oberes Mittelrheintal”, which we really wanted to take a closer look at. That’s why we used a nice sunny day in November to go on a discovery tour here. Bacharach is a small, cosy town with about 2,000 inhabitants which lies in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on the left bank of the Rhine …

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Cologne – Cathedral, Old Town & the Chocolate Museum (Germany)

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Cologne was the end of our 7-day river cruise on the Main and Rhine with A-ROSA. In the morning at 9 o’clock we were taken by transfer bus from the ship to the main station. From here we made our way directly to our hotel, because we wanted to stay one more night in the city to see all the important sights such as the Cologne Cathedral or the Old Town within 36 hours. The city on the Rhine is …

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Koblenz – Sights of the city on The Rhine & Moselle (Germany)

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After passing through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with our river cruise ship, we docked early in the morning in Koblenz the next day. For one day we had time to explore the city with all its sights. Koblenz is a large city in Rhineland-Palatinate with about 114,000 inhabitants, which looks back on more than 2,000 years of history. The most famous landmark and THE landmark of the city is the Deutsches Eck, which marks the confluence of the Rhine …

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River cruise through the World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley (Germany)

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From our last stop in the medieval town of Miltenberg we continued along the Main on our river cruise. We passed the big cities of Frankfurt, Mainz and Wiesbaden and drove from the Main to the Rhine. Here was a beautiful panoramic ride through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley where we could observe beautiful villages, imposing castles and the impressive autumn colouring. Our journey took us from Miltenberg overnight past Aschaffenburg until we reached Frankfurt at 8 o’clock in the …

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The historic town of Miltenberg – The Pearl of the Main (Germany)

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The town of Miltenberg was the fourth stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. Originally we should have docked in Wertheim. However, since the city was declared an inner German risk area on the same day – just before we wanted to invest – because of Corona, we started an alternative stop as part of …

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The wine town of Volkach on the Main River (Germany)

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The wine town of Volkach am Main was the third stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. Originally we should have docked in Würzburg. However, since the city was declared an inner German risk area the day before because of Corona, we have approached an alternative stop as part of the A-ROSA “Safety First” strategy. …

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Bamberg – The sights in the World Heritage Old Town (Germany)

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The World Heritage city of Bamberg was the second stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. We were already looking forward to this stop, because we wanted to see the famous Bamberg town hall live for a long time. In total, we had a day to explore the city’s most famous sights and photo spots …

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Nuremberg – Sights & Photo Spots in the Old Town (Germany)

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We have had a long time on our bucket list to explore the sights of Nuremberg. Therefore, it was a great fit that the city was the beginning of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. So we had a day to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of Nuremberg on our own. Nuremberg is the …

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