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Theme Week Netherlands - Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands

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[caption id="attachment_159819" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square © Andreas Schmidt[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nijmegen is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. It is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 2005. The municipality is part of the "Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen", a metropolitan area with 736,107 inhabitants. The first mention of Nijmegen in history is in the 1st century BC, when the Romans built ...

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Theme Week Dresden - The Frauenkirche

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Taormina on Sicily

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Theme Week Netherlands - Maastricht

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Old Tbilisi in Georgia

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Theme Week Sylt - Westerland

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The Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific

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Geneva, city of peace

Geneva, city of peace

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