Category Archives: Europe

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Germany Sights

Germany is located in central Europe. As a federal state, the Federal Republic of Germany is made up of the 16 countries and represents the most recent form of the German Nation state. Germany has a total of nine neighboring states: Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. This… Read More »

Russian Literature in 18th Century

Russian literature, in its beginnings term for the literature of the Eastern Slavs, initially in Church Slavonic, today in Russian. Only with the rise of the Moscow state in the 14th-15th centuries In the 19th century, a national Russian literature gradually developed, the language of which, however, remained committed to the Church Slavonic tradition for… Read More »

Russian Literature in 19th Century

The reign of Alexander I (1801-25) meant the gradual transition for Russian literature from late classicism by GR Derschavins and from sentimentalism by NM Karamzin to pre-romanticism, the main representatives of which were the poet and important translator W. A. ​​Schukowski, the playwright A. S. Gribojedow (“Gore ot uma”, published in 1833; German “understanding creates… Read More »

Switzerland Economy and History

ECONOMY In the sec. XIX, the results achieved by technological progress created the conditions for starting the process of enhancing what the country could offer. An excellent road and rail network was built, so as to strengthen internal and international traffic and facilitate trade; at the same time numerous hydroelectric plants were created; thanks to… Read More »

Spain Traditions

Beyond the official veil of the political unity of the country, the various faces and different souls of Spain can be perfectly perceived in the great variety of folkloric phenomena, that is to say anthropolinguistic, cultural, socio-economic and political (regional autonomist forces). Roman Spain itself, in its “provincial” distribution, consecrated, on a geographical basis, the… Read More »

Switzerland Literature in German

According to Extrareference, the origins of Swiss literature in the German language are confused in the Middle Ages with those of German and Austrian literature. The first center of diffusion was the Abbey of San Gallo, where the Vocabularius Sancti Galli (770-790), the first German dictionary in history, was born, and in which Notker Balbulus (ca. 840-912),… Read More »

Warsaw in Poland

Who an interesting vacation want to spend, is just right in the city of Warsaw. According to Computerannals, the Polish city ​​is the largest in the country and has a rich variety of sights to offer to visitors. Regardless of museums, Opera houses, theaters, castles, palaces, there is a lot to explore in Warsaw. Aleje… Read More »

Faroe Islands Brief History

According to Aristmarketing, the Faroe Islands consist of a group of 18 smaller islands located in the North Atlantic. The archipelago is located about 370 km north of Scotland, midway between Norway and Iceland and halfway between Denmark and Greenland. On the main island of Streymoy is the capital Tórshavn, the world’s smallest capital, with… Read More »

Facts about Netherlands

Here you will find practical information in connection with trips to the Netherlands. Read e.g. about tips and price level. Language: Dutch Capital: Amsterdam Population: 17 million Religion: Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism Currency: Euro Surface: 41,500 km2 Worth knowing Time difference There is no time difference between Sweden and the Netherlands. Transport in the Netherlands… Read More »

Travel to Bulgaria

Bulgaria will surprise you with its beautiful nature, impressive mountain scenery with picturesque resorts, fine wines and a friendly and accommodating population. See trips to Bulgaria Residents: 7 mio. Capital: Sofia Language: Bulgarian – written with the Cyrillic alphabet the Bulgarians nod when they really mean no and shake their heads when they mean yes?… Read More »

Emigration to Slovenia

Area: 20,273 km² Residents: 2,064,241 (July 1st, 2016) Population density: 102 E / km² Form of Government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Neighboring countries: Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia Capital: Ljubljana Official language: Slovene Regional languages: Italian, Hungarian Religions: 57% Roman Catholic, 2.5% Muslim, 2.3% Orthodox, 0.9% Protestant 0.1% Jehovah’s Witnesses Currency: Euro Telephone area code: +386 Time zone: UTC + 1 CET UTC… Read More »

Slovenia Geography

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Slovenia is a predominantly mountainous region, being affected by the extreme southeastern foothills of the Alpine chain, from which the reliefs of the Dinarides detach. The reliefs are oriented according to two main alignments: to the N, along the border with Austria, the Karawanken, the Kamnik Alps and the Pohorje extend with the… Read More »

Travel to Sweden

Area: 447,435 km² Residents: 10,230,105 (December 31, 2018) Population density: 23 E / km² Form of Government: Parliamentary hereditary monarchy System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Neighboring countries: Norway, Finland Capital: Stockholm National language: Swedish Regional languages: Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami Recognized minorities -Languages: Yiddish, Romani, Svenskt teckenspråk Religions: 72.9% Evangelical Lutheran, 2.7% Muslim, 1.6% Roman Catholic, 1.1% Christian Orthodox, 0.24%Jehovah’s Witnesses, 0.1% Jewish… Read More »

Italy History Timeline

According to Computerannals, Italy is a republic in southern Europe on the Mediterranean. It borders France to the west, Switzerland and Austria to the north, and Slovenia to the east. Due to the shape of the country, it is often called the Land of Boots. Italy was formerly divided into a number of small states,… Read More »

Icelandic Literature

Old Icelandic literature was written down in the course of the 13th century, but the manuscripts preserved today are largely from the 14th and 15th centuries. The handwritten tradition of medieval literature was resumed after the Reformation and lasted into the early 20th century. 14th and 15th centuries The genres and narrative forms of the… Read More »

Travel to Malta

Malta is located in southern Europe and is a state consisting of the main island of Malta and four other islands in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to the main island, the islands of Cozo, Comino, Cominotto and Filfla belong to the island state. The main cities are the capital Valletta, Sliema, Mdina, Mosta, Rabat,… Read More »

Helsinki in Finland

The capital of Finland has many interesting sights to offer. Helsinki is right by the sea and has an extremely attractive coastal landscape. In the center of the city is the Töölösee. It’s actually not a lake, but rather a bay. Right on its banks are two of the city’s main attractions. The Finnish National… Read More »

Best Travel Time to Italy

Medical care, social security, health insurance Italy’s health system The State of Italy provides a tax-financed health system to all of its citizens. The organization and provision of the services is the responsibility of the National Health Service (SSN, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale). The aim is a uniform basic service for citizens, which – in contrast… Read More »

Netherlands Transportation

The transport system is very well developed. The rail network covers (2016) 3,058 km, 76% of which are electrified. Around 330 million passengers are transported annually on the routes of the national railway N.V. Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The Betuwe route, opened in 2007, aims to improve freight transport between Rotterdam and Germany. A high-speed line between… Read More »

Germany Mineral Resources and Industry

The secondary sector absorbs 33% of the workforce and contributes approx. 30% to the formation of the GDP, values ​​higher than those of most developed countries. As regards the resources of the subsoil, Germany is traditionally rich in coal (deposits of Ruhr, Saarland, Aachen, Zwickhau-Ölsnitz) and lignite (North Rhine-Westphalia, North Hesse, Upper Palatinate, Leipzig-Halle-Bitterfeld area-… Read More »

Cultural Peculiarities in the Czech Republic

So close and yet so far: the Czech Republic is Germany’s direct neighbor and the two countries share a very long and varied history. Czech and German cultures have always influenced each other – and not just in culinary terms. For this reason, you will surely notice a lot of cultural similarities during your studies… Read More »

Study in Switzerland

Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons that have partial sovereignty and autonomy. Their historically determined heterogeneous composition is reflected, among other things, in the language landscape with the four official languages Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh. For the majority of the population (around 64 percent), the main language is Swiss German. According to topmbadirectory,… Read More »

Dublin Business School Student Review

The semester abroad in Dublin was a special and unforgettable experience. I got to know a lot of great people and had the opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture and society. Dublin / Ireland: According to TOP-MBA-UNIVERSITIES, Dublin is a small, loving and energetic capital that has a lot of variety and culture… Read More »

York St John University Student Review

University and accommodation I have taken three courses (almost no one takes more! I only had eight hours of uni a week, but the workload for home is generally much higher in England than in Germany!). Two level 2 and one level 3 module. In World Englishes, a linguistic seminar (+ lecture), I had –… Read More »

Reykjavik Travel Guide

Sympathetic Reykjavik charms its visitors. The northernmost capital of the world, Reykjavik, is a colorful and idyllic little town. Atmospheric Reykjavik is the capital with the atmosphere of a small village: everything can be reached on foot, and even during a week-long trip, it is easy to get to know the city. Idyllic capital by… Read More »

Dresden Travel Guide

For most Norwegians, Dresden is probably not known as a large tourist city, but in the old days the city had a completely different status. Until World War II, it was considered the most beautiful city on the continent throughout Europe, which abruptly changed when it was completely ruined by bombings towards the end of… Read More »

Shopping in Rome

Money in Rome The euro is the official currency in Italy, we recommend that you either withdraw the Euro before you travel, or from ATMs when you are in Rome. In general, you usually get the worst exchange rates at the airports at both ends of the journey. Exchanging cash is not recommended, because the… Read More »