The latter, an international city and the crossroads and melting pot of European culture, constitutes one of the most interesting regions to be discovered. The city is open and welcoming and offers thousands of value added possibilities typical of a united and constantly open Switzerland, a sort of gate to Europe.
Groningen is the capital of the likewise named province of Groningen and has a population close to 200,000. The city is well known as a student city, it has over 50,000 students, which makes for a fun and busy atmosphere.
An archipelago of eighteen islands in the North Atlantic forms one of Europe’s most remarkable natural settings. The Faroe Islands are home to about 50,000 human inhabitants who live alongside flocks of puffins, starlings, and other seabirds. The islands’ dramatic sloping coasts and seaside cliffs are as enchanting as they are stark.
In German, Eisriesenwelt means “World of the Ice Giants,” and this is a fitting name for the otherworldly caverns found in north-central Austria.
As one German tourism site proclaims, this “is where the wilderness begins.” Rising from the still, emerald waters of Lake Königssee to the staggering heights of the Watzmann, Germany’s second tallest mountain, the Berchtesgaden National Park encompasses some of the most gorgeous landscapes in Bavaria.