Cultural history

Hängstätten (Hanging places)

"Hanging places" are not quite what you would expect when you first read it. It is not an alternative name for the Galgenberg (as this place was called from the Middle Ages onwards) where condemned criminals were hanged, but denotes something completely different....

Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles are arguably among the most famous and impressive gardens in the world. Although their origins lie in the days of King Louis XIII, they are inextricably linked with the name of his great son Louis XIV. After the Peace of Aachen, he felt it...

The Little Mermaid

It is probably the smallest landmark in the world - the bronze figure on the Langelinie waterfront in Copenhagen known as "Lille Havfrue", or the "Little Mermaid", which goes back to the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Just after the turn of the century, the...

The Races of Longchamp

One of the most famous works by the French Impressionist Édouard Manet is the painting "The Races of Longchamp". It shows a scene at the Longchamp racecourse in the Bois de Boulogne, on the western outskirts of Paris. Horse races were held here from 1857, which were...
Gardens of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles are arguably among the most famous and impressive gardens in the world. Although their...

The Little Mermaid

It is probably the smallest landmark in the world - the bronze figure on the Langelinie waterfront in Copenhagen known...

The Races of Longchamp

The Races of Longchamp

One of the most famous works by the French Impressionist Édouard Manet is the painting "The Races of Longchamp". It...

The tulip mania

The tulip mania

The "Tulip Mania" was the first well-documented speculative bubble in European history. The day when the collapse of...

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The city of Zadar

The city of Zadar

The city of Zadar on the Croatian Adriatic coast seems almost like a monument on which the course of the centuries can...

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Chambord Castle

Chambord Castle

The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. After a...

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Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle

Around 1380, the Swedish Imperial Councillor and landowner Bo Jonsson, a member of the Grip family, who had acquired a...

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