Entries from 'Europe'

Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. With 200,000 inhabitants in 1328, Paris, then already the capital of France, was the most populous city of Europe. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, music, and painting.

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Sintra

Sintra is a city located on the Portuguese Riviera. Sintra is a major tourist destination in Portugal, famed for its picturesqueness and for its numerous historic palaces and castles. Sintra is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest and most expensive municipalities in both Portugal.

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Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo.

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Blair Atholl

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Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in Scotland. The traditional Gaelic name is An t-Eilean Sgitheanach.

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Glencoe

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Loch Lomond & Glen Etive

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Barcelona

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Mývatn

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland. The name of the lake (English: the lake of midges) comes from the huge numbers of midges to be found there in the summer.

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Reynisfjara

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall. Dyrhólaey is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible –…

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Vatnajokull

Vatnajokull (officially with a diaeresis: Vatnajökull) is pronounced as vat’najö’küdll. It literally means Glacier of Lakes. Vatnajökull is also known as the Vatna Glacier. Vatnajokull is the largest ice cap in Iceland. It is also one of the largest in area in Europe. The ice cap has around 30 outlet glaciers flowing from the ice…

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Thingvellir

Þingvellir lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Parliament or Alþingi (“Althing” in English) was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. The nearby Öxarárfoss is a waterfall that flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá.

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Laufskálavarda

In Iceland, cairns were often used as markers along the numerous single-file roads or paths that crisscrossed the island; many of these ancient cairns are still standing, although the paths have disappeared.

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Reykjavik

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude, at 64°08′ N, makes it the world’s northernmost capital.

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Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. The geothermal area Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields. Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed.

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Visperterminen

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Algarve

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Düsseldorf

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Brugge

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York

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Harfsen

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Jukkasjärvi

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Kiruna

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Brocken / Drei Annen Hohne

Station Drei Annen Hohne is een station van de Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB), en is een belangrijke verbindingsader van het hele spoorwegennet van de Harz. Het station verbindt de Harzquerbahn met de Brockenbahn. Het station is geopend in 1898, en wordt vooral gebruikt als overstapstation of als beginpunt voor toeristen om naar de Brocken te gaan.

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Pullman City

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Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg is een Duitse stad, gelegen ten noorden van de Harz, in het Landkreis Harz. De stad telt 25.055 inwoners. Sinds 1994 staan de stiftskerk van Sint-Servaas, het kasteel en het historisch centrum van de stad op de Werelderfgoedlijst. Van 1949-1990 maakte Quedlinburg deel uit van de communistische DDR.

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Berlijn

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Vienna

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Würzburg

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Slovenia

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Zaanse Schans

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Prague

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Oświęcim

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Warsaw

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Vilnius

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