Europe

Berlinale – One of the most famous film festivals in Europe opens in Berlin

Oscar Martay, a film officer of the Information Service Branch of the American High Commissioner for Germany stationed in Berlin, proposed the idea of a film festival

Trakai Island Castle – The home to all the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Trakai

The Castle was built in the 14th and 15th centuries on one of many islands of Lake Galvė. The construction of the Castle was started by Grand

Völkerschlachtdenkmal – The monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig

The monument was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig. The monument commemorates the defeat of Napoleon’s French army at Leipzig, a

Storelgen – The Big Elk in the village of Atna

It is the world’s second-tallest sculpture of a moose. Moose are often called elk in Europe. It was officially unveiled on 15 October 2015. A donation from

Vitamin C – The first isolation of the basic nutrient takes place in Szeged

The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s most important universities and is among the most prominent higher education institutions in Central Europe. Among its teachers were

Dover Castle – Τhe protector of England in Dover

It was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the “Key to England” due to its defensive significance throughout history. This site may have

Schweriner Schloss – The majestic palace in Schwerin

The castle is regarded as one of the most important works of romantic Historicism in Europe. For centuries was the home of the dukes and grand dukes

Yalta Conference – The “Big Three” Conference in Yalta

The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of

Mound of Glory – The memorial complex of victory in Slabada

On August 18, 1966, the government of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic decided to construct a monument, to be named the Mound of Glory, in honor of

Kizhi Pogost – The large wooden churches in Kizhi island

A historical site dating from the 17th century. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two churches, the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome

Chernobyl disaster – The criticality nuclear energy accident in Pripyat

A nuclear energy accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The accident started during a

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