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How to Discover Nazi Munich

With its banks, factories and business centers, Munich may at first appear staid and stable. But the city has a volatile past, especially during the years when Hitler and his Nazi Party began their first violent grabs for power. From the beer halls where he gathered his supporters to the … Read More

Helsinki’s Hidden Gem: Suomenlinna

There’s one destination on the outskirts of Helsinki so rich with historical interest and contemporary charm that it’s a guarded local secret — literally. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna is a fortress built on six islands that are actually part of the capital city, though you’ll have to take a short ferry ride to … Read More

Classical Culture: The Franz Liszt Academy of Music

Franz Liszt, or Liszt Ferenc as he is known in his native Hungary, was the world’s first rock star. He didn’t play rock music of course, but the internationally renowned composer was also a hugely talented pianist who made a fortune as a touring virtuoso. His world-wide fame certainly hasn’t detracted … Read More

Varazdin - Old Town Keep

Another Side of Croatia: Trakoscan and Varazdin

Just a short drive of less than an hour north of Zagreb in the Zagorje region of the country you’ll find two picturesque and decidedly un-Croatian looking sights, particularly if you started in the south of the country. Both of these places speak more to the history of inland Croatia, … Read More

Berlin’s Nazi Architecture

Editor’s note: Architecture student Tadeas shares with us his pick of 5 still-standing examples of Nazi architecture in Berlin. At the end of the post you’ll find a map with the locations marked, for you to explore on your own. Few cities in the world are as charged with historic meaning … Read More

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