Hamburg – Germany

Hamburg. The largest port city in Germany because of its location on the Elbe. In the city center you will find quite a few bridges: no less than 2,400. A walk across the bridges through the Speicherstadt should therefore not be missed. The Speicherstadt is in fact the largest next-door warehouse complex in the world.…

Bruges, Belgium

    Bruges was a location of coastal settlement during prehistory. This Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement is unrelated to medieval city development. In the Bruges area, the first fortifications were built after Julius Caesar’s conquest of the Menapii in the first century BC, to protect the coastal area against pirates. The Franks took…

Brittany – France

  A tour through northwestern France? Departure from Saint Malo towards the west. You can surf on the coast. Want to try something new? Go stand Up Paddeling. Super awesome! Discover the coast in a surprising way.   Continue to the port town of Roscoff. Go through the village of Guignolesque. This place has been…

Buildings in the Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

The Grand Place (French) “Grand Square”; also used in English or Grote Markt (Dutch) is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the King’s House or Breadhouse (French: Maison du Roi, Dutch: Broodhuis) building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels. The square measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 361 ft). The square is the most important tourist destination and…

Rotterdam – Netherlands

Of course, Rotterdam is known to most of us. But the port is for many an unknown area.The largest in the world is this port since 2005 no longer, but it is still by far the largest port in Europe. And that is where the city reaps the benefits. One of the coolest ways to…

The Bodleian Library, Oxford, England

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom and under Irish Law it is entitled…

Birmingham – Plymouth, England

Birmingham is located to the left above London. This industrial city is also called the shopping center of England. Because you can shop there as well. You will also find many canals next to many shopping centers. Birmingham has more kilometers of canal than the Italian city of Venice! Nice for a boat trip.  …