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Moselle Valley
Europe, Germany, Places

Moselle Valley

The Moselle Valley is a beautiful river valley in south-western Germany. Before the Moselle river ends into Rhine river it twists and turns along the Moselle valley and creates together with beautiful castles and villages as well as idyllic vineyards a stunning scenery. Its bend, Eltz Castle and the village […]

Cochem Castle
Europe, Germany, Places

Cochem

Cochem is a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, which is home to 5.000 people. Nonetheless, it is the biggest town and also the district seat of the Cochem-Zell district. First mentioned in 886 it was granted town rights in 1332. In the Thirty Year’s war (1618-1648) the town was besieged, but […]

Eltz Castle
Europe, Germany, Places

Eltz Castle

Eltz Castle is situated near the community of Wierschem in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and is surrounded on three sides by the river Elz. Eltz Castle is a so-called Ganerbenburg. This means that a castle is occupied by a community of families. In the case of Eltz Castle the houses of Kempenich, […]

Freudenberg
Europe, Germany, Places

Freudenberg

Freudenberg is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and is home to over 17.000 people. It is mainly known for its downtown core called “Alter Flecken” which is German and can be translated as old, small town. This part of Freudenberg is built wholly of half-timbered houses and gives, therefore, […]

Heidelberg
Europe, Germany, Places

Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a university town in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Situated at the heart of the Rhine-Neckar triangle, it is home to over 160.000 people, with roughly a quarter of it being students it is a very dynamic and vibrant town, but also has a great history. The beginnings of the city […]

Maulbronn Monastery
Europe, Germany, Places

Maulbronn Monastery

Maulbronn Monastery is one of the best preserved medieval monastery complexes in Europe. Located in the city of Maulbronn, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the over 850 years old complex combines several different architectural styles, from Romanesque to late Gothic. The monastery of Maulbronn was the first place in […]

Strasbourg
Europe, France, Places

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is not only the largest city of the Grand Est region of France but also its capital. Located at the Rhine River, which forms the border to Germany, it is home to over 276.000 people and also the seat of several European institutions. Therefore it is along Brussels and […]

Eguisheim
Europe, France, Places

Eguisheim

Eguisheim is a village in north-eastern France that is home to roughly 1730 inhabitants. Mainly known as the alleged birthplace of Pope Leo IX in 1002 and for its medieval charm that one still can feel when visiting Eguisheim nowadays. This charm was also the reason for being the inspiration […]

Colmar
Europe, France, Places

Colmar

Situated on the Asaltian Wine Route, Colmar is known as the capital of Alsace wines. Founded in the 9th century it belonged to Germany two times in the recent past, during 1871 – 1918 and between 1940 and 1945. During World War I France took Colmar back from Germany and […]