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The Ofoten line – wild, beautiful and important

One of Europe’s most awesome railway lines crosses Norway in less than 43 km, going from the fjord up into the mountains. The...

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VIDEO – Norway – Ofotbanen

The Ofoten Line (Ofotbanen) is a 43 km long railway from the port of Narvik to the Swedish border. It continues into Northern Swedish...

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World Heritage #1298 – Stoclet House

In 1911 a luxurious home to a wealthy banker and art collector was finished, sparing no costs in its richly decorated exterior and...

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World Heritage #1005 – Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)

It is such a pity with heritage sites that you can’t actually visit and discover the true reason why they are on the list....

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World Heritage #0855 – Flemish Béguinages

The white-coloured houses around a tranquil convent garden with high trees in the middle sends you mentally hundreds of years back in...

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World Heritage #0943 – Belfries of Belgium and France

This serial heritage site consists of 33 belfries scattered across both regions of Belgium and 23 in Northern France. Once you are in the...

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World Heritage #0996 – Historic Centre of Brugge

Brugge (or Bruges in English and French) is so charming, and so picture postcard perfect. There is so much to see, discover, learn and...

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VIDEO – Poland – The Malbork Castle

The Castle of Malbork was built by knights of the Teutonic Order in the late 13th century. They withdrew here after having fought as...

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World Heritage #0847 – Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

It took an extreme amount of red bricks to create this massive complex, the world’s largest of its kind. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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Malbork Castle on a day trip from Gdansk

The Castle Museum at Malbork is one of the greatest historical attractions in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1309 it became...

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A walk in Gdansk, part 2, plus Westerplatte

There is so much to discover by walking the streets of the historical city of Gdańsk, Poland, that I felt compelled to split my...

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A walk in Gdansk, part 1

This is the first of two walking routes through the historic city centre of Gdańsk, Poland. It was largely destroyed during WWII but soon...

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Gdansk – past and present

The history of Gdańsk is that of being squeezed between the great powers and peoples of Europe. Its fate has been on the table of high...

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World Heritage #0559 – Royal Domain of Drottningholm

What makes Drottningholm so outstanding is how the different influences from the wider world have set their mark on the park and buildings...

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A visit to Drottningholm Palace outside Stockholm

This is the Versailles of northern Europe. The royal palace offers a spectacular way of getting behind the curtains to discover how one of...

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