Northern Europe

Battle of Bomarsund – The fall of the defensive position of the Russian Empire in Bomarsund

The battle took place in the summer of 1854, during the Åland War, which was part of the Crimean War. The Anglo-French alliance attacked the Russian defense

Alyosha Monument – The gigantic Russian soldier stands in Murmansk

The 35.5 meters monument is the second tallest statue in Russia after The Motherland Calls in Volgograd, and represents the figure of an unknown soldier in a

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

Vasa Warship – The symbol of the “Swedish Empire” in Stockholm

Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1627. The ship foundered into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. The ship was salvaged with a largely intact hull

Lindholm Høje – The Viking burial site in Aalborg

Sólheimasandur Crash – The Abandoned plane wreckage in Sólheimasandur

The remains of the aircraft which crashed in 1973 have remained relatively intact, leading to the crash site becoming a tourist destination. The aircraft was flying from

Olavinlinna Castle – The northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing in Savonlinna

The fortress was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg. The area was chosen from the point of view of defense: steep,

Roskilde Cathedral – Scandinavia’s first Gothic cathedral in Roskilde

Cathedral reflects the changing European architectural history across 800 years and is an early Scandinavian Gothic cathedral built in bricks. Constructed during the 12th and 13th centuries,

The Egtved Girl – The Nordic Bronze Age girl rests in Copenhagen

Her burial has been dated by dendrochronology to 1370 BC. She was buried in an oak coffin that was covered by the barrow Storehøj near Egtved, west

Lego Duck – The first Lego is being exhibited in Billund

The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company

Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse – One of the Northernmost Spots on the Mainland of Iceland in Raufarhöfn

The Lighthouse is on the northeast coast of Iceland. It is located about 800 meters south of the Arctic Circle. The light tower is square, 19 meters

Filmstaden – The Sweden’s Hollywood in Råsunda

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