Hungarian Parliament building: The Gothic treasure of Budapest

History of the Hungarian Parliament building The most emblematic and unique landmark of Budapest is the Hungarian Parliament building (Országház). Located on the bank of the Danube it’s hard to be missed. You will be fascinated by its stunning beauty at first glance. The building is in Gothic Revival style. During its construction 40 million bricks […]

Sofia Christmas Market: A little charming market

Sofia Christmas Market (Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia) is situated in the City garden, next to Alexander Batenberg Square. It is open daily from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM till 22.12. The market is really small, but you shouldn’t miss it especially if you are a fan of Christmas cookies, mulled wine and sausages. Tips for visiting Sofia Christmas […]

Orsetti Pasticceria: A little piece of Italian pastry heaven

Orsetti Pasticceria

Orsetti Pasticceria is a little piece of Italian pastry heaven located in the center of Sofia. The place is a family run Italian pastry shop. Its name means “bears” and you will find one on their cute logo. The atmosphere is very stylish and cozy. Orsetti Pasticceria offers cakes, croissants, sandwiches and pizza. The pastries […]

Cologne Christmas markets

With the approach of December, the magic captures Cologne and the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fills the air. There are seven Cologne Christmas markets. No matter which one you choose you will enjoy a wonderful time. If you want to visit several of the Cologne Christmas markets you can use the Christmas-Market-Express.  Map of  the Cologne Christmas […]

Bulgarian National Art Gallery: Contemporary art in a royal palace

History of the Bulgarian National Art Gallery Bulgarian National Art Gallery (Национална художествена галерия) is located on Battenberg square in Sofia. It is housed in a former royal palace, built after Bulgaria’s proclamation of independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1878. The construction started in 1880 during the reign of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, first monarch […]

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