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Liège

Liège

Little France on the Meuse River, the Fervent City, Little Palermo, the City of Charlemagne and George Simenon – this is part of the epithets of Liège, my favorite Belgian city. Of course, there are so many beautiful Belgian cities, but, you know, it is all about the atmosphere and the spirit that they are carrying.

Liège, or more precisely, the nearby Herstal is also one of the presumable birthplaces of Charlemagne, (more…)

Aachen Cathedral Treasury/ Aachener Domschatzkammer

Aachen Cathedral Treasury

Since Aachen was the center of the Holy Roman Empire and was built as a ‘Roma secunda’, the Aachen Cathedral Treasury is the biggest and most important church treasury north of the Alps. It contains Roman works, as well as works from the Carolingian, Ottonian, Staufen, and Gothic times.

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Luxembourg City

Luxembourg, Park

My blog is about not so popular tourist destinations (mainly from a Bulgarian point of view, but not only), yet if I don’t show something from the capital of this tiny country with a few more than a half million residents, then what else remains to be shown in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg… I’m joking, of course. But for the moment, I’ve decided that Luxembourg City and Brussels will be the only popular destinations to present here, only because I might have missed visiting some important sights there, but in return, I’ve photographed other, not seen by everyone (this applies mainly to Brussels).

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Malmedy

Rue Jules Steinbach, Malmedy

In 2018, Malmedy is going to celebrate 1370 years of its foundation, which began in 648 with the building of a Benedictine monastery. In fact, of a double-monastery – that of Malmunderio/Malmedy and Stabelaco/Stavelot. The Frankish King Sigebert III, ruler of Austrasia and next to the last Merovingian king, granted part of his property in the Ardennes to the Aquitanian Abbot Remacle with the commission to build a monastery in the heart of the forest.

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Aachener Dom/Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral, Shrine of Charlemagne

When I think of Aachen, the first thing that always comes to my mind is the phrase „old capital city“. Еven before I’ve read something about it. Apparently, the collective unconscious has played its part in that case.

The interesting history here began a bit later than in Trier, namely, when Pepin the Short, king of the Franks and father of Charlemagne, (more…)

Trier – part I

Electoral Palace, Trier

My journey didn’t begin with Trier, but I want to begin my blog with it because this is my favorite town in Germany. Not only because of its ancient history and its beauty, but also because of its atmosphere. If it is true that the inhabitants of every one of the 16 federal states in Germany differ from one another, then the residents of Rhineland-Palatinate may turn out to be very pleasant people…

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