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Suggestions for a cultural holiday in Europe

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cultural holidays in europe

With the arrival of the summer, we begin counting the remaining days until the holidays. Coastal, mountain, or delta holidays are very popular during this period. However, if you are tired of the barbecues and the beach, you might prefer a culinary leave. During this time you can take advantage of city breaks at very advantageous prices to see the big cities of Europe. Dubrovnik, one of the most visited cities in Croatia, is well-liked by tourists due to its medieval architecture and proximity to the crystal waters of the Adriatic Sea. City walls of the city are some of the most famous tourist attractions. Built in the 10th century and modified in the 13th and 14th centuries, the 6-meter high walls have protected the city against invaders for generations. The Dubrovnik Cathedral is a place to be visited by culture lovers. It is distinguished by Baroque architecture. It also hosts some of the most important Christian artifacts. For example, here can be seen a piece of the cross on which Jesus would have been crucified. Spectacular Stradun of Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful streets in the world. Here, both locals and tourists gather together. The many small cafes are an excellent place to rest your feet after a day spent visiting the city. If you’ve exhausted everything Dubrovnik has to offer, explore the many nearby islands, or visit the Trstento village arboretum, just 20 minutes by car. So a holiday in Croatia allows you to enjoy the cultural and natural wealth of the country at the same time.

cultural holidays in europeAnother European destination rich in history and culture is Berlin. Unlike other historical towns, the capital of Germany does not have a historic center where all the important tourist attractions are found, but they are spread throughout the city. This means that you will need more time to be able to visit everything you propose. On the other hand, traveling from one destination to another, you will end up exploring the entire city and seeing attractions that were not part of your original plan. One of the most famous historical attractions in Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate, where all the events since the fall of the Berlin Wall of 1989 have taken place. Remains of the Berlin Wall can also be visited. Other major tourist attractions include the Reichstag, the German Parliament headquarters, the Alexanderplatz square, the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Holocaust Memorial. Of course, these destinations add European cities already known for their history and culture. Among them we can remember Paris, Athens, Madrid, London, etc. However, we have chosen to focus on places that do not immediately come to your mind when you think about European culture. Of course, many of the listed destinations take a long time to be fully explored, and a prolonged stay in these cities can be very expensive for an ordinary tourist. However, there are ways to enjoy everything that has a destination for months. This is especially true if you are passionate about photography. There are companies like PhotoHotel , which offers the opportunity to work as a photographer for hotels in certain tourist destinations. So you can earn your living and you have enough time to visit the city where you work.

10,000 hotel rooms and no tourists

in Hotel News & Reviews

prora hotel


On the island of Rugen Germanic, Baltic, is the largest hotel in the world, but the time was not occupied any room.

The hotel is so grandiose that spans almost 5 kilometers, with 10,000 bedrooms, all overlooking the sea. Surprisingly, this beachfront resort was built 70 years ago, but had no room yet.


Prora – Wikipedia

Prora is a beach resort on the island of Rügen, Germany, known especially for its colossal Nazi-planned tourist structures. The enormous building complex was …


As the hotel called Prora was built by the Nazis between 1936 and 1939 on the orders of Hitler. In the same period, Hitler was preparing for war, which was a priority of building a hotel so majestic project was never finished.

Prora is situated along Gulf region Sassnitz and Binz.

During the first years of construction, nearly 9,000 construction companies from the Reich were involved. Early in the war, the works were stopped and workers were transferred to armories.


Hitler’s holiday camp is finally opening up for tourists as luxury …

Jun 24, 2015 This sounds like a case of Heil de Hi… A giant holiday camp built by Hitler is finally opening for tourists. Prora was finished by the Nazis in 1936 …

During the war, Prora was used as an outpost for the Eastern German army. After German reunification in 1990, the building remains empty. The complex was built to receive 20,000 visitors, part of the Nazi program ,, Power by happiness’ (Kraft durch Freude KdF). The aim is to promote activities for German workers and spread Nazi propaganda.

Currently the Prora will be transformed into a modern resort, four of the five blocks were sold to private investors.

Source: Vintage News

Things you can do for free in Berlin

in backpacking-budget-travel

English: The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germa...

The German capital was highlighted in recent years by promoting freedom that attracts investors and artists alike. Recently become one of the most interesting European destinations, Berlin offers many activities for tourists extremely cheap or free.


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Daily Secret site presents nine options for travelers who want to enjoy a holiday here without having to pay too much.

 Independent art exhibitions in galleries. Admission is free, while visiting the great museums in the city costs a lot. These independent galleries offer interesting exhibitions of modern art lovers, especially those on Potsdamer Strasse and Schoneberg, where the exhibit together young artists and established artists. Often, during the inauguration of such exhibitions, visitors are served with a glass of wine.
 Tourists who love karaoke necessarily have to go to Maurpark. Here, each tour every Sunday, MC Joe karaoke Hatchiban will cause everyone wants to show his talent. Performances take place in an amphitheater that can accommodate up to 1,500 people.

A tour of the city with open bus is a very cheap compared to other means of local transport. A journey that provides six stops only costs 2.70 euro ticket is valid for 2 hours. In the meantime, the tourist can descend to any station to visit certain goals, then he can go to another bus using the same ticket. 100 bus line passes through the most beautiful areas of Berlin, so that tourists can admire the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Victory Column, Zoo.

Those who want to ride a bicycle can enjoy the quiet of this activity Tempelhof Park, which is one of the largest parks in the world. It covers about 4 square kilometers and well appointed tracks are ideal for cycling, rollerblading or skateboarding. There is also a special area for barbecues.
Another free activity Berlin is attending a lunch concert at the Berlin Philharmonic. Normally, a ticket here costs about 100 euros, but in 2007 the famous cultural institution has decided to provide free, Each week, one lunch concert. Oragnizate shows are every Tuesday at 13.00 from September to June.
The summer heat can become unbearable Berlin. Therefore, a boat ride on the lake is a perfect solution for travelers who want to cool a little longer. The city is located near many lakes, including Liebnitzsee or Schlachtensee. Admission is free, but transport to here can cost around 3.30 euros. In the lakes you can make boating or beach, and nudists are not uncommon here.
Tourists Thai food enthusiasts should not miss a visit to the Thai Park. Every Sunday here can be bought various homemade sweets that are very cheap. The atmosphere is very pleasant and subway ticket can be reached here costs just 1 euro.
Soviet memorial and military cemetery can be visited for free, Treptower Park. The complex was inaugurated in 1949 as a sign of respect for Soviet soldiers who died in 1945 during the Battle for Berlin. Soviet memorial also includes a 12-meter high statue of a Russian soldier who stands over the remains of a destroyed swastika.
A few pleasant hours can be spent in the markets of Berlin, where it can be bought fresh food and very cheap souvenirs. Tourists can make a stop in the Turkish market, where they can buy spices, fresh juices and vegetables. There is a market for second-hand goods, Nowkoelln, which is open on Sundays. All the products are very cheap.
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