European Historic Thermal Towns Association

19 April 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General

Gellért Baths in Budapest © Joe Mabel/cc-by-sa-3.0

Gellért Baths in Budapest © Joe Mabel/cc-by-sa-3.0

The European Route of Historic Thermal Cities is a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. The route is supported by the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), founded in 2011, a nonprofit organization with currently 26 members in 11 European countries (including Turkey). In the spring of 2013 EHTTA was awarded the “Cultural Route of Europe” by the “European Institute of Cultural Routes”. The Press Office of the City of Baden-Baden calls the European Route of Historic Thermal Baths the European Bathing Route.   read more…

NASA and ESA

12 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

NASA

© nasa.gov

© nasa.gov

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.   read more…

Mladá Boleslav northeast of Prague

9 June 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Old Town Square with Old Town Hall and Marian column © Sokoljan/cc-by-sa-3.0

Old Town Square with Old Town Hall and Marian column © Sokoljan/cc-by-sa-3.0

Mladá Boleslav is a city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, on the left bank of the Jizera river about 50 kilometres (31 miles) northeast of Prague.   read more…

The Carpathians

4 April 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Environment, General

Bear in Sinaia - Romania © Metastabil01

Bear in Sinaia – Romania © Metastabil01

The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians are a range of mountains forming an arc roughly 1,500 km (932 mi) long across Central and Eastern Europe, making them the second-longest mountain range in Europe. They provide the habitat for the largest European populations of brown bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes, with the highest concentration in Romania, as well as over one third of all European plant species. The Carpathians and their piedmont also concentrate many thermal and mineral waters, with Romania home to over one-third of the European total.   read more…

České Budějovice in Southern Bohemia

12 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Market Square © Erwin1990

Market Square © Erwin1990

České Budějovice (German and English: Budweis) is a city in the Czech Republic. It is the largest city in the South Bohemian Region and is the political and commercial capital of the region and centre of the Roman Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice and of the University of South Bohemia and the Academy of Sciences. The town is not to be confused with Moravské Budějovice in Moravia.   read more…

Děčín in the Bohemian Switzerland

6 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Děčín Castle © Ondřej Koníček

Děčín Castle © Ondřej Koníček

Děčín is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region in the north of the Czech Republic. It is the largest town and administrative seat of the Děčín District. From 1938 to 1945 it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland.   read more…

Mons and Plzeň, European Capitals of Culture 2015

3 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: European Union, General, European Capital of Culture

© rtbf.be

© rtbf.be


MONS

Mons is a Belgian city and municipality, and the capital of the province of Hainaut. Together with the Czech city of Plzeň, Mons will be the European Capital of Culture in 2015. The nearby village of Cuesmes is host to Vincent van Gogh‘s house.   read more…

Rokycany in Czech Republic

1 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Main Square © Miaow Miaow

Main Square © Miaow Miaow

Rokycany is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It lies 17 km (11 mi) to the East from the region capital of Plzeň on the confluence of the River Klabava and the Holoubkov Brook. Alternatively, the Holoubkovský potok is referred to as the Borecký potok and the section of the Klabava River down to the confluence as the Padrťský potok. There is another smaller brook in the western part of the town.   read more…

The Erzgebirge in Ore Mountains

15 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Weather Station on Fichtelberg © Wikijunkie/cc-by-sa-3.0

Weather Station on Fichtelberg © Wikijunkie/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Ore Mountains in Central Europe have formed a natural border between Saxony and Bohemia for many centuries. Today, the border between Germany and the Czech Republic runs just north of the main crest of the mountain range. The highest peaks are the Klínovec and the Fichtelberg. The area played an important role as the setting of the earliest stages of the early modern transformation of mining and metallurgy from a craft to a large-scale industry, a process that preceded and enabled the later Industrial Revolution.   read more…

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