Sweden Recent History

Sweden Recent History

History of Sweden from 1523 to the 18th century The Wasa Period (1523-1611) A man named Gustav Wasa fought against the Stockholm bloodbath that Christian II had initiated. In 1523 he forced Christian II to flee and took Stockholm on June 6th. Sweden was independent again and this day is still celebrated as a national holiday. Wasa was elected king. The Reformation took hold and in 1544 Sweden was declared…

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The cities to travel to if you like football

The cities to travel to if you like football

Watching football on TV is exciting in itself, but knowing the atmosphere and watching an exciting match from the stands is the very best. Most football fans probably agree, but not all Norwegians think that the Eliteserien or the Norwegian 1st division is so very exciting. Consequently, we recommend that you take a trip to Europe to visit one of the continent’s many football cities. The football fans who are…

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Top 10 Sights in Stockholm

Top 10 sights in Stockholm

According to DigoPaul, Stockholm is located on 14 islands, connected by about fifty bridges. The immediate proximity to the sea and marine life, makes its mark on both the buildings and the pulse of Sweden’s capital. A city break to Stockholm can seem like an easy solution, as the trip is the shortest we can make, if we want to go abroad. Nevertheless, the city receives our strongest recommendations. The…

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City Break in the Europe

Amsterdam 2

Are you planning a city break this autumn? This is perhaps the best time of year to visit major European cities. Most places have fewer tourists in the streets, which means that the locals take over the stage. Prices are therefore usually lower, and city life becomes more authentic. According to Countryaah, most of these cities are capitals of European nations. Here are ten suggested destinations for this fall’s city…

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SCOTLAND

ISLE OF SKYE

Highlands, whiskey, kilts, … these are often terms that are associated with Scotland. But Alba, as Scotland is called in Gaelic, offers a whole range of other highlights and we would like to introduce you to some of our favorites – here are our TOP 10 for Scotland: 10TH PLACE: ISLE OF SKYE (AN T-EILEAN SGITHEANACH) The largest island in the Inner Hebrides can be reached by ferry or road…

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Art in Lithuania

Vilnius Cathedral

Early painting in Lithuania shows Byzantine influence, which lasts until the 16th century. The earliest known murals (from about 1300) are found only in fragments in the crypt of Vilnius Cathedral. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which was in union with Poland between the 1400s and the 1700s, had close cultural links with Central Europe. A number of foreign craftsmen and painters worked on decorating church interiors. The art of…

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Theater and Film in Lithuania

Theater in Lithuania

Theater in Lithuania Prehistory of Lithuanian theater Theater in Lithuania began with the Jesuits in Vilnius. They were summoned by leading Catholics who feared that the Great Lutheran Reformation would have an impact in the relatively young Catholic country, which had been in staff union with Poland for a long time. At the University of Vilnius, which they themselves founded in the 16th century, the Jesuits arranged theatrical performances with…

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Denmark Overview

Denmark flag

According to Digopaul, Denmark has long been one of the Swedes’ favorite travel destinations. Every summer, tourists are attracted to the Danish Riviera with its beautiful sandy beaches, while the capital Copenhagen attracts visitors all year round. Capital: Copenhagen Biggest city: Copenhagen State: monarchy within the EU Language: Danish Religion: Protestantism Surface: 43 094 km² Population: 5.6 million (2013) Population density: 128 residents per km² Life expectancy: 78 years Illiteracy:…

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Estonia Overview

Estonia flag

According to Digopaul, Estonia is the smallest, northernmost and most sparsely populated country in the Baltics. The country is covered by over 800 islands in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, and borders Latvia and Russia. In other respects, Estonia’s borders are coastal. The two largest islands are Ösel and Dagö. Capital: Tallinn Biggest city: Tallinn State: republic within the EU Language: Estonian Religion: Protestantism Surface: 45 226…

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