11 things you’ll love in Kraków

Welcome back to Poland. I've written about Gdansk and Warsaw earlier. Today, we're heading south, to Krakow. Like Warsaw, Krakow's Historic Centre is a World Heritage site, to be specially preserved for future generations. Here's UNESCO's take: The historic centre of Cracow, the [...]

Wandering through Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s cool warehouse district

Germany’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site is in Hamburg. As you walk along the city's harbour, passing the futuristic architecture in Hafen City on the way, you'll notice a row of Gothic redbrick buildings just across the canal. That's Speicherstadt, the old warehouse district. Speicherstadt [...]

2020-08-05T22:56:22+01:0016 December 2015|Germany, UNESCO World Heritage|

Onwards to Hamburg (do follow along)

During a train journey through Europe last autumn, I stopped briefly in Hamburg, just long enough to whet the appetite. Luckily for me, I've been invited back to find out more about things to see and cool stuff to do in Hamburg. Five Nordic bloggers, including my good [...]

2018-10-20T12:26:32+01:0011 November 2015|Germany, Seasonal, current|

Gdansk – a photo essay

In the centre of Gdansk's Old Town is the 13th century Długi Targ - Long Market. Was Freistadt Danzig, the city's name between the two world wars, this picturesque? Well, it didn't look like this. Most of Gdansk was completely destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt in the [...]

2021-07-18T17:57:02+01:004 February 2015|Art and architecture, Poland, Travel photos|

Hamburg by Instagram

Many European port cities have changed in later years. Formerly seedy districts have undergone urban renewal, sometimes veritable metamorphoses. Architects have been given seemingly free reign, often with spectacular results, such as in Rotterdam. http://instagram.com/p/tBXnNSvSPZ/ Der Spiegel HQ - Hamburg is Germany's publishing and media [...]

2018-10-20T15:13:47+01:002 October 2014|Germany, Travel photos|

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Hanseatic Visby, Gotland

This is the 6th and final part of Swedish Heritage Sunday, a weekly series here on Sophie's World this winter. For the last chapter, I've a real treat for you. Read on. Gotland - it's all about Pippi Longstocking. And horses. Or, at least, if [...]

2021-05-27T18:52:34+01:009 February 2014|Islands, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|
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