Lessons in the "Europe" Category

Backpacking around Europe

Today, let’s talk about backpacking around Europe. It’s a popular pastime, especially among young people at this time of the year. Many like to go around Europe while they discover themselves, and whilst discovering what joys the continent offers them.

The best way to travel around Europe is by coach or train. Students can buy all sorts of different passes that are relatively inexpensive. Popular routes include Berlin to Prague, Amsterdam to Berlin, and Milan to Venice. There is also Munich to Salzburg, as well as Prague to Bratislava then onwards to Budapest. These days many low-cost airlines offer a cheap alternative to rail and coach travel around Europe.

25 years since the Berlin Wall fell

Today, let’s talk about the Berlin Wall. The 9th November 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant moments of the Cold War: The Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Last night Berliners and tourists at the Brandenburg Gate celebrated the moment the Wall came down to the strains of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. A nearby street festival at the Brandenburg Gate also helped the city to celebrate the moment.

Category: Berlin / Berlin Wall / End of Communism