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Helsinki, Finland
101 Finland Helsinki

Helsinki 101: Arriving & Getting Around

The Finnish capital is made up of the Vironniemi peninsula and 315 islands. Its origins go back to 1550, when King Gustav I of Sweden established a trading town to rival modern-day Tallinn. It has close historical ties not…

Parliament @ Bucharest, Romania
101 Bucharest Romania

Bucharest 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Bucharest is the capital of Romania and is somewhat young by European standards. It was first mentioned in 1459 and became the residence of Vlad III the Impaler. Settled on the banks of the Dâmbovița River and with a…

Douro River @ Porto, Portugal
101 Porto Portugal

Porto 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Portugal's second-largest urban area, located along the Douro River, dates back to 300BC and has a rich history, from being an important commercial port during the Roman Empire occupation and passing through a period of Moorish rule before being…

Stockholm Aerial View, Sweden
101 Stockholm Sweden

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
101 Edinburgh Scotland

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
101 Switzerland Zurich

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
101 France Marseille

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…

Molly Malone @ Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
101 Dublin Ireland

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…