Around the World with Liz Blog

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Munich, München, Muenchen

No matter how you spell it, this city is one of the most prosperous and fastest growing cities in Germany. The name is taken from the old German word for Monk, since the settlement...

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Bratislava – Capital of Slovakia

Bratislava’s unique position between the borders of two countries – Austria and Hungary – meant, historically, that its location was of strategic importance to the competing powers. Consequently it was known by several other...

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Vienna – on the Blue Danube

Capital of modern Austria, Vienna was also the focal point of the Hapsburg Empire which ruled for over six centuries. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001 and in the top two of the...

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Melk and its stunning Abbey

Magnificently situated high on a bluff overlooking the Danube, the Baroque Melk Abbey is one of the most impressive sights of Lower Austria. Here, the river Melk and the river Pielach join the Danube,...

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The Old Town of Regensburg

The Altstadt of Regensburg and the settlement of Stadtamhof, on an island north of the town, became Germany’s 32nd World Heritage site in 2006. Once the important Roman city of Castra Regina, it developed...