Varna Bulgaria Guide

Varna Bulgaria
Located on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, with the popular resorts of Golden Sands to the north and Sunny Beach to the south, the city of Varna has natural assets aplenty. Come the summer months, Varna transforms into a party hub, and the beach becomes the city's...
Continue reading »

Vidzeme district Riga

Ascension of Christ Church Riga
St Catherine's Church Vidzeme St Catherine Church Vidzeme Riga At one time Biker Church was one of the centers of parochial care in the Bailiwick in Riga. The first wooden chapel was built already in 1690. The foundation stone for a new stone church was...
Continue reading »

Narva Estonia Guide

Narva Estonia
Narva Estonia Estonia’s easternmost town boasts the best preserved castle (Hermann Fortress) overlooking a large, winding river acting as a border between Estonia and Russia. The nearby Narva-Jõesuu resort is dotted with spas and a large sandy beach that draws in holiday makers every summer....
Continue reading »

Latgale district Riga

Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady Latgale Riga
Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady Latgale Riga Located in the former Moscow Suburb is the Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, often called the Church of St Nicolas the...
Continue reading »

Zabrze Poland Guide

Zabrze Poland
Zabrze Poland The oldest district of Zabrze is Biskupice, a place first mentioned in 1242. A number of small houses in what then was just a small village were situated along the street now known as Staromiejska, which runs towards Gliwice. The inhabitants farmed the...
Continue reading »

Olsztyn Poland Guide

Olsztyn Castle
Castle of Olsztyn Olsztyn Castle The castle in Olsztyn was under the Kingdom of Poland from the mid-15th century and Catholic Church officials of the Warmian Chapter were responsible for administrating it. One of them was Nicolaus Copernicus, who in 1516-1521 administered the chapter’s property, including its nearby lands...
Continue reading »

Chernivtsi Ukraine Guide

Chernivtsi Ukraine
Chernivtsi Central Sqaure Chernivtsi Central Square The Central Square of Chernivtsi was founded on the initiative of Austrian Emperor Joseph II, who had been to Chernivtsi before and gave an order to local authorities to build a proper square for market and fair organization. In...
Continue reading »

Kurzeme district Riga

Daugavgriva Fortress Kurzeme Riga
St Martin Evangelical Luthern Church St Martin Church Kurzeme Riga St Martin's Church, close to Agenkalns Cemetery, is one of Riga's earliest Eclectic style churches. The idea of building a church developed among the members of the congregation in 1845, in the lead-up to a...
Continue reading »