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…

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…

Frankfurt – Germany

Frankfurt is also called Mainhattan by the impressive skyline. But with a picturesque neighborhood full of cafes. Many museums. And a mega chill city beach. Is the metropolis much more than the financial capital of Europe? Frankfurt feels pretty small. You immediately notice this on the cozy square Romberg. Where you are pretty much against…

Charlerloi – Belgium

Charleroi was once an important industrial centre. For coal mines but also steel plants were here on a large scale. After all the steel mills and coal mines were closed became the city a good example of past glory.   Although the dreariness of Charleroi dominates the city has a lot of fine things to…

Essen – Germany

As several cities in the Ruhr area, the city has no historical town.  The city had it but because Essen had a large industrial sector during World War II is the center mostly bombed. Since the war Essen grew rapidly again into a city of interest, mainly because of the big industry.     When visiting Essen…

Brussels – Belgium

Brussels, the capital of Belgium is known as the capital of Europe.  Not in the least by the presence of the headquarters of the EU and NATO in the city. Brussels is due to its central location, also a hub for many train patchs. Brussels has, however, also in a completely different direction. So is it the…

Leipzig Germany

  The Music City of Germany. With a church where Wagner is baptized, Mozart played on the organ, and Bach for 27 years the boys choir led. The city is also called Hypezig. The new nickname of Leipzig. And the place to be! It is even seen as the new Berlin.   Leipzig holds the title music city even today. With…