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Old Town Square – Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Square – Prague, Czech Republic

  Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague.   I think most tourists visit this square since it’s the location of the medieval astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall which was installed in 1410 and still is fully functional! Every hour the figures flanking the clock are set into motion which tourist crowd around, but it’s honestly not that spectacular. If you’re in the area when the time is right, yeah, go…

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Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh, Scotland

  One of the best things I did during my visit to Edinburgh back in November was to climb Arthur’s Seat.    Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of a group of hills right outside the central city of Edinburgh. There are some interesting stories about this hill, including being the location of the legendary castle Camelot with King Arthur and the whole hill itself being a sleeping giant, but one certain fact is that it’s an extinct volcano that erupted…

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Vigeland Sculpture Park – Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park – Oslo, Norway

  One of Oslo’s most beloved tourist attraction is Vigeland Sculpture Park.     The Sculpture Park, located in Frogner Park consists more than 200 sculptures made by the same artist – Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943). The sculptures portray naked humans in a variety of poses and situations – some more unnatural than others and all of them tells a different story. Let’s just say that you can spend quite some time here without getting bored since there is a lot to look…

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Damstredet & Telthusbakken – Oslo, Norway

Damstredet & Telthusbakken – Oslo, Norway

  One of the things that were on my Bucket List for Oslo was Damstredet & Telthusbakken   They are two streets north of the central parts of Oslo in an area called Gamle Aker. The special thing about these streets is there charming and picturesque wooden houses from the 1700s and the 1800s which are still well reserved. The streets are often mentioned together since they are located pretty close to each other, you can walk between them on a small…

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Kalmar Castle – Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar Castle – Kalmar, Sweden

  The most famous thing about Kalmar must be Kalmar Castle.   The history of this legendary castle goes back 800 years and it has played an important part in the Swedish history. It has been everything from a fortress defending Sweden from Denmark, to a royal palace that the family Vasa rebuilt into a Renaissance palace after European fashion. Today, the castle is open for visitors all year long and is the best preserved Nordic Renaissance castle.        Inside the castle,…

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Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic

  One thing you can’t miss when you’re in Prague is Charles Bridge.   I mean literally, you CAN’T miss it since it’s such a central part of the city connecting Staré Město and Malá Strana over the river Vltava. The bridge was built in 1357 (moment to process that please!) and is still used every day. Everyone that knows me know that I’m a huge sucker for old architecture, and I just adored this bridge.       We crossed…

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Helsinki Cathedral – Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Cathedral – Helsinki, Finland

     Helsinki Cathedral is such a distinctive part of the Helsinki cityscape.   Just google Helsinki and you find this majestic building in pretty much every picture. It is also one of Helsinki’s most visited buildings with almost 350 000 visitors annually. The cathedral, who is called Helsingin tuomiokirkko in Finnish, was completed in 1852 and is still used regularly for religious services and weddings and has the compacity of 1300 people.   The white exterior with the green domes really appeals to…

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Rock Church – Helsinki, Finland

Rock Church – Helsinki, Finland

  During my quick visit to Helsinki at the beginning of this week, I had a look at the famous Rock Church – or Temppeliaukion kirkko as the Finnish calls it.   Opened in 1969, this church was built into solid rock, hence the nickname “Rock Church”. It is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions and there where a lot of people who wrote to me on Instagram before my trip telling me that I had to go there and I really…

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