There are many places with historical value in Europe ranging from the world wars to the development of some of the places that have grown to become some of Europe’s greatest cities. A traveler with plans to visit some of the most historic cities in the content should start by compiling a list of places. Depending on your historical attachment, your list may include some or all the following historical places; Berlin in Germany, Salisbury in England, Rome in Italy and even Olympia and Athens in Greece.
Historical Places in Berlin, Germany
If you are looking for the history of the two world wars, Berlin is the place to go. Starting from the bullet holes of the first to those of the second world wars, Berlin was in the heart of it all. From this city, you can see and feel the history of Europe and its earlier conflicts. The wall of Berlin that separates the east from the west is a clear indicator of what actually transpired. It is however inspiring to note that the city has since taken a new look with modern structures and a more versatile population that can attest to the integration that has taken place in Europe and the entire world since the days of the war.
To date, Berlin sits in the center of all events that shape the history as well as the present leadership and lifestyle of the Germans. You can trace the histories of all governments that have ruled the country starting from the German empire that dates back to 1871 to the Nazi Germany under Hitler and even the Weimer republic. Berlin is still pivotal even in the re-unification of the east and West Germany.
The Stonehenge in Salisbury, England
No one clearly understands the way these stones could have come all the way from Wales to Salisbury considering that this monuments date back to about 3000BC. This captivating stones will piqué your imagination considering that modern construction equipment was not available at that time.
Historical Places in Rome, Italy
Rome for a long time was the capital of Europe. Perhaps the most outstanding features in Rome are the architectural designs of the structures and the Roman Catholic Church that has grown to the rest of the world. Besides the church, you will find more insights into the history of the once world governing roman empire by visiting the Colosseum and the Forum which were the administration centers of the Roman Empire. These two historical structures are right next to each other and they are absolutely free to visit.
The Parthenon in Athens
History has it that Greek was the origin of modern civilization. This fact cannot be emphasized any further once you have a chance to visit the Parthenon in Athens. With the structure still standing tall in spite of the many years, it is a true testimony of the early Greek civilization.
Other attractions in Athens include the ancient Agora city ruins that still remain scattered in the valley. Some things that you can still make out from the ruins include the ancient courtrooms and libraries where the law books were kept. The senate building is also visible in spite of the many years gone by.
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