Top12 Free Things To Do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to explore if you’re an architecture buff, pub crawler, Harry Potter fan, history nerd or art lover. It’s filled with Victorian splendour and medieval gloom, a young crowd (among many tourists, we may add), green gardens and lots of atmosphere. It’s said to be the city in the world with…

Berlin 1 Week City Guide

By Saul Schwartz Follow in the footsteps of America-based Saul Schwartz and his family as they learn what the capital of Germany has to offer. From free walking tours to a day in the museums, Saul suggests an exhaustive itinerary of Berlin’s finest attractions. Whether you want to dig deeper into the Jewish legacy of…

Three World War II Sites in Rome

With so much ancient history in Rome, few people associate the city with a war as recent as WWII. It is as if the thousand-year-old monuments and Roman ruins demand more attention than events that occurred while our grandparents were still alive. And that’s a shame. Not because we should linger on war, but must remember…

Five Fab Barcelona Breaks

Barcelona is an international tourism destination with world-class appeal. It has unique architecture, exquisite gastronomy and a pleasant climate. With so much to experience and so many people wanting to do so, Barcelona can get pretty crowded. Then what? Especially in summertime, the Rambla is bursting with a heated, international crowd, so if you feel…

Gaudí Top 10 – Modernisme masterpieces

Barcelona is undisputedly the Art Nouveau capital of the Iberian peninsula, and while genius architects like Lluís Domènech i Montaner created the UNESCO World Heritage designated and exceptionally beautiful Palau de Musica Catalana, there is one light that shines a little brighter on the Art Nouveau sky: Antoni Gaudí. Seven of Gaudí’s works constitute yet another UNESCO…

Top 3 Christmas Markets in Berlin

It’s the time of year to warm yourself with some Glühwein and snack your way through these Winter Wonderlands, that the Germans master so well: the Christmas markets! I think I’ve counted 46 Christmas markets, that’s going on in Berlin this Christmas, which means, you have loads to choose from! Many markets are purely for…

Malta: The island of fortifications

Elizabeth W. Schermerhorn writes in her book “Malta of the Knights”, that the history of the fortifications of Valletta is the history of the Order in Malta. In reality, it is the history of the Maltese Islands which is, in obvious ways, a history of fortification. Certainly, few other islands around the world can so…

Trier – Roman heritage in Germanys oldest city

Trier: Germany’s oldest city with lots of Roman ruins and buildings, since it was the Roman stronghold in the north of Germany from around 100 BC to around 400 AD. Named Treuorum by the Celts, that funded the city back in 400 BC, renamed Augusta Treverorum by the Roman conquerors and called Treves by the French, today’s…