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Lake Zurich

As almost every big city, Zurich developed through the time. Even though hardly anything is known about Zurich in prehistoric times, church influences, Zurich being a free city and the time of revolution are interesting enough to write about. Find more content about Zurich on our city page! Although some prehistoric settlements have been found, …

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Hardly any city has such a turbulent past like the Polish town Gdansk. It’s not sure when first settlements occurred, but the official foundation goes back to 997. That’s when the Bohemian Bishop Adalbert from Gniezno arrived there and christianized Gdansk’s inhabitants. Not only in the Middle Ages, but still in the 20th century, …

The Swiss city Geneva and the Roman Emperor Julius Cesar do have something in common. First of all, everyone knows these two names. But what rarely anyone knows is the fact that Geneva first appeared in a written document in the times of the reign of Julius Cesar. After that, the Swiss city underwent …

Malmö is nowadays one of the biggest cities in Sweden, holding place three in total regarding the inhabitants. Nevertheless, Malmö was part of Denmark some decades ago and an interesting area for Vikings. Moreover, Malmö had undergone changes in regard to religion as well and was first mentioned in the 13th century. Where the …

Nowadays, Copenhagen is a prosperous town: Multitude of shopping facilities, the largest pedestrian system in the world, the capital of Denmark and thus the seat of the National Parliament. Moreover, Copenhagen is known for being a center of culture, arts and liberal politics. Furthermore, Copenhagen offers a lot of entertainment activities and, of course, …

Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has had many names. So, the history of the city goes back to the middle ages, including several changes of names. What we know as Jakarta today was mentioned at the 5th century for the first time, but the official history of the city starts in 1527. The reason for that and …

Zytglogge

You may have enjoyed our city review of Bern, the capital of Switzerland. As I mentioned there, Bern is World Heritage Site. Being part of UNESCO heritage means that there’s a story behind which might be pretty interesting. So, I’ll give you an overview of the history of Bern. First, one might wonder where …