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Stockholm Aerial View, Sweden
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Stockholm 101: Arriving & Getting Around

The Swedish capital is actually an archipelago of fourteen islands, that has been settled since the 6th millennium BC. Although its location has appeared in Norse sagas, its current name was first mentioned in 1252. Nowadays, it’s the center…

Edinburgh Skyline, Scotland
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Edinburgh 101: Arriving & Getting Around

The Scottish capital was founded in the early 12th century, although the area had already emerged as the kingdom's major center as early as the 6th century AD. It has a rich history, and their resistance against domination...…

Limmat @ Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, though not its capital. It was founded by the Romans and permanently settled for more than 2,000 years, and closely tied to the Reformation movement. Nowadays it’s one of the largest financial…

Notre-Dame de la Garde @ Marseille, France
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Marseille 101: Arriving & Getting Around

The capital of the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille’s history goes back to the days of Ancient Greece and Rome, when it was known as Massalia. It has been an important trading center in Europe throughout the centuries…

Rathausplatz, Melk, Austria, by Travel After 5
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Day-Trip to Melk, Lower Austria

The town of Melk, in Lower Austria, is mostly known for its homonym great baroque Benedictine monastery. The town was first mentioned on historical records in 831 and received market rights in 1227. Walking around the city center, you'll…

Molly Malone @ Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin 101: Arriving & Getting Around

The Irish capital may have been established before the 7th century AD. It has a rich history, including being one of the main Viking settlements outside of Scandinavia and the second-largest city in the British Empire. Nowadays, it’s the…

Canal Grande @ Venice
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Venice 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Venice… what can I say? Yes, it’s super touristy, overcrowded, overpriced… But it’s still worth a visit! With the historical Republic of Venice lasting for more than a millennium (697-1797), La Serenissima is steeped in history and culture, in…