Nicolaus Copernicus – The final resting place in Frombork

A Polish mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus attributed the heliocentric theory to Aristarchus of Samos. The publication of Copernicus’ model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, just before his death in 1543. Toward the close of […]

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Pražský hrad – The largest ancient castle complex in the world in Prague

The castle, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. It consists of a […]

Bratislavský hrad – The main massive rectangular castle in Bratislava

The castle’s site, like today’s city, has been inhabited for thousands of years, because it is strategically located in the center of Europe at an important ford used to cross the Danube river, and at an important crossing of central European ancient trade routes running from the Balkans or the Adriatic Sea to the Rhine river or […]

Neuschwanstein Castle – The global symbol of the era of Romanticism in Hohenschwangau

The Castle, is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The castle was intended as a home for the king, […]