Luxembourg

Image of Vianden Castle in Luxembourg

International capital Luxembourg capital has the same name as they country, which is not very common but not so rare neither, especially in smaller countries. The capital is the seat of government, sport, tourism and business. You can find international most known banks here on every corner, on every street, on every square. Even if you didn’t arrive to put in or get out some money, you have still arrived to a location, which will stay in your memory for a long time. Small but rich in cultre The city…

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Helsinki

Brief history of Helsinki Also known as Helsingfors in Sweden, Helsinki is a relatively new city established in 1550. The city has a very varied landscape. Here you have many rivers and islands among which the city stands. It was actually captured by the Russians in early 19th century but soon Finland was proclaimed a self-governing country and the previous capital named Turku lost its position to Helsinki because of its close proximity to St Petersburg. Not many cities on earth can say that ferry’s leave from its center to…

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Florence

Florence skyline photo

The birthplace of Renaissance Being the capital of the beautiful Tuscany region, Florence is known as being home to Renaissance art. The Tuscany region of Italy is known as being the largest focal point of art in the world. Legendary paintings, sculptures, frescoes and legendary architecture is located here. Gourmands will feel right at home here due to large collection of fine wines and Italian cuisine that the region is known for. Since medieval times, Florence has been known as the center of trade in Europe. This has allowed Florence to flourish and become one…

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Aberdeen

One of the biggest three cities in Scotland next to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen offers a wide variety of things to do and see. First of all the city is located on the east coast of Scotland and is about 170 kilometers north of the border with United Kingdom. Aberdeen is also know by some of its nicknames like “Silver City” and “Grey City” because of its large granite mining industry. However more recently it also goes by the name of “Oil Capital of Europe” due to the large oil…

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Turku

Photo of Turku in the night

Big, beautiful Turku Turku is a very big city in Finland, with almost 200.000 population, lying on the southwest coast, where river Aura (Aurajoki in Finish language) is finding it’s way to the sea. City grew on an old settlement, first being mentioned in the 13th century. Later it was also a capital of Grand Duchy of Finland but only for few years and after that, they moved it to the Helsinki. Turku stayed important trading center and never lost its old soul.Big, beautiful Turku Explore the wonderful Turku The Turku…

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Vilnius

Vilnius Castle

Architectural wonderland Located in southeast of Lithuania is the country’s biggest city and capital Vilnius. Vilnius is a beautiful city surrounded with hills. It hosts over half million inhabitants and has sustained a series of fires and wars in its rich history. The first mentioning of the city goes back to the early 14th century when Duke Gediminas tried to convince many people from Germany to make a life here, promising lower taxes and other perks. Vilnius is nothing short of an architectural museum with many buildings that tell of…

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Klaipėda

Stroll down the memory lane Holding the 3rd place as one of the largest cities of Lithuania, Klaipeda is a city with a rich history that goes well back into the past. It is located on the west coast of Lithuania and has long enjoyed being one of the most important Prussian ports. Actually, the city has long history and was once under Prussian then German and Russian command. In ancient times, Klaipėda was adored for its timber making industry and still today you can see many old buildings that…

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Brussels

Center of European culture Brussels is a capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, a small country, lying on the west of the European continent. This is an amazing city with very rich history, many museums, important religious objects, sport arenas and seat of countless political institutions. What Washington means for USA, Brussels means for Europe. Here is a seat of European parliament and the main headquarters of NATO alliance, also of many other important institutions and organizations like World Customs Organization. City is a good host for many politicians arriving…

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France

Photo of the Eiffel Tower

Majestic and unspoiled Sharing borders with Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and also with the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea and the English Channel, France is one of the top and most diverse destinations in Europe. A peak into France France is famous for being one of the most prosperous economies in the world and has the population of just under 70 million people. The country has many off land territories such as the beautiful Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean or the Caribbean Guadeloupe and that’s why…

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Lithuania

Photo of an old street in Vilnius, Lithuania

Historic gem of Europe Lithuania is a secret treasure in Europe north eastern part. It’s the largest of 3 Baltic states which became NATO and EU member in 2004. It is one of the oldest Baltic countries and way first mentioned almost 1000 years ago. With its incredible landscape and many historical buildings that survived through the ages, Lithuania is a pearl for tourists from all parts of the world. Natural landscape is extremely well preserved with rivers, lakes, forests, hills and even sand dunes that make you enjoy each…

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Cyprus

A tourist resort Protarast in Cyprus

Unspoiled beauty If you arrived on Cyprus, it’s time to go out in nature and explore the island. It’s size is around 9.000 square kilometers and it is politically divided on southern (free state, Republic of Cyprus) and northern Cyprus (controlled by Turkey). As it is one of the great European summer destinations, the summer time is when the most crowds are gathering. Amazing array of water sports is available, like snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle surfing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and many more. Fishing and sailing are also popular in less…

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