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Historical places England

6 historic London sights for Tudor Fans

The Tudor period ended more than 400 years ago with the death of Elizabeth I. But the traces of this dynasty are still preserved today, in history and art, but also in architecture, burial places and places where the significant moments of the Tudor period took place. Many of them are located in the British …

10 things you didn't know about Kensington Palace
Historical places England

10 things you didn’t know about Kensington Palace

The Kensington Palace is located in the heart of London, in Kensington Gardens, right beside Hyde Park. Most people know the Palace, built in the 17th century, probably as the former residence of Princess Diana. And also her son William with his wife and children reside here when they are in London. Then although Kensington …

Sisi, not Sissi: The true Empress Elisabeth
European History

Sisi, not Sissi: The true Empress Elisabeth

Everyone knows the films of the “Sissi” trilogy with Romy Schneider. Every Christmas at the latest, the lovely face of the young Empress flickers across the television screens. She became the ideal image of a fairytale princess for generations. But was she even close to it? When the historian Brigitte Hamann discovered the diaries of …

Historical places Netherlands

Why travel to the Netherlands?

This article contains affiliatelinks. The Netherlands, often called Holland, certainly have a reputation with travellers. Known for his very liberal attitude to social issues such as prostitution and drugs, the reputation is not always deserved. Yes, marijuana and prostitution are legal, but there is so much more in the country. Many consider Amsterdam to be …

Hampton Court Palace: Where Henry VIII lived and loved
Historical places England

Hampton Court Palace: Where Henry VIII lived and loved

Hampton Court – the royal palace on the Thames. Home to many English monarchs over the centuries, Hampton Court is most closely associated with the legendary Tudor King Henry VIII and his six wives.   Hampton Court Palace: History Hampton Court Palace is located on the banks of the Thames, southwest of London and about …

10 things you did not know about the Tower of London
Historical places England

10 things you did not know about the Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London. This is the official title of the almost a thousand years old fortress at the banks of the river Thames, now one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations. Today the Tower is known to many as a prison and execution site, but it was built …

Historical places in Scotland
Historical places Scotland

Historical places in Scotland

Historical places in Scotland you cannot missFrom medieval castles and cities over magical landscapes to locations known from our favourite period dramas – if you will visit historical places in Scotland, prepare to enter another world. Edinburgh CastleThe most famous castle in Scotland and important part of the country’s history: Edinburgh Castle, situated high on …

Historical places to visit in Germany: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Historical places Germany

Historical places to visit in Germany

Find the best Historical places to visit in GermanyFrom medieval city centers to Fairytale Castles – Germany’s history of over a millenium is as rich as it is diversified. Out of the many historical sights in Germany, we have picked the ones you simply cannot miss.Neuschwanstein CastleThe 19th century lifework of King Ludwig II of …

Historical landmarks in the Netherlands
Historical places Netherlands

Historical landmarks in the Netherlands

Find the most interesting Historical landmarks in the NetherlandsThere is more to the Netherlands then tulips! For centuries, the Netherlands have been one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries, with culture and art that lives on till this day. Learn all about it on your next holiday, when you visit these historical sites in …