If you visit Berlin, you must eat at an imbiss

Imbiss in German means snack, but it is also a general term for a small food stand or street food shop. There are thousands of these small shops around Berlin (Germany) and they sell every possible variation of street food. They serve the German classic currywurst, but also pizzas, burgers, falafels, kebabs, hot dog, Vietnamese…

A virtual visit to 6 unique Bohemian castles

Bohemia is historical region of central Europe that was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and later a province in the Habsburgs’ Austrian Empire. Bohemia was bounded on the south by Austria, on the west by Bavaria, on the north by Saxony and Lusatia, on the northeast by Silesia, and on the east by Moravia. It was part of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it…

Odessa Steps – A dream destination for every movie buff

#uniquedestinations Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein which presents a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against its officers and the public protests that followed in the city of Odessa in Ukraine. It was long considered the masterwork of silent cinema. In 1958…

Vrysaki – The lost neighbourhood of Athens

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] The Ancient Agora of Athens (Αρχαία Αγορά Αθηνών) is perhaps the most famous and visited archaeological site of Athens apart from Acropolis. It was the centre of the social, economic and political life of the ancient city. However, few of the thousands of Greeks and…

Café Tomaselli – The oldest café in Austria

The Tomaselli must be almost as old as the tradition of coffee drinking in Europe. ERICH KÄSTNER Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and inextricably linked to the history of music as Mozart’s birthplace. Salzburg’s Altstadt (historic centre) is famous for its Baroque buildings and is one of the best-preserved city centres…

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterised by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favourite smaller squares in European countries, which are often overshadowed by larger and more spectacular ones….

Old Town of Xanthi – The Little Paris of Northern Greece

“I was born on October 23 in Xanthi, in the fairytale Old Town, the preserved” this is how Manos Hadjidakis described his birthplace in his autobiographical text. The Old Town of Xanthi (Η Παλιά Πόλη της Ξάνθης) is one of the largest urban traditional settlements in Greece, which has remained unaffected by time and preserves…

Αποκαλύπτοντας μυστικά αξιοθέατα στα προάστια της Αθήνας

Το πραγματικό ταξίδι της ανακάλυψης συνίσταται όχι στην αναζήτηση νέων τοπίων, αλλά στην κατοχή νέων ματιών Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière Μετά το επιτυχημένο άρθρο μας για τα Secret Sights of Athens, αποφασίσαμε να επεκτείνουμε την έρευνά μας στα προάστια της Αθήνας και προσπαθήσαμε να ανακαλύψουμε μέρη που λίγοι από εμάς γνωρίζουν ότι υπάρχουν. Μερικές φορές,…

Black Light Theatre Srnec : A visit to a Czech national treasure

Black light theatre (in Czech cerne divadlo) is a theatrical performance characterized by the use of black box theatre augmented by black light illusion. The characteristics of black light theatre are the use of black curtains, a darkened stage and black lighting. At the same time, the performers wear fluorescent costumes in order to create visual illusions. This form of…