Nowadays, you no longer need to be a special royal blood or a rich feudal lord to live in the castle. Now that many of the former residences of rulers who have sunk into oblivion have been turned into hotels, anyone can feel like a king or queen. The fact that castles become hotels is easily explained: the maintenance of such large-scale buildings requires a lot of money, therefore, states are often ready to transfer them to private hands.
Contrary to popular belief, you can stay at the castle-hotel for very little money. Even in the best hotels in England, where guests are entertained, for example, by falconry, the price per night usually does not exceed $ 150-300. Lower rank hotels offer rooms for $ 100, $ 60, and even $ 40. And Burg Staleck Castle in Germany is completely turned into a hostel. Standing there will cost you only $ 20. Continue reading
Pilgrimage, or a trip with religious purposes, is one of the oldest forms of tourism, which has deep historical roots. One of the first tourists was the medieval pilgrims.
Religious travel has three main goals.
The first – and the most common – visit to iconic places for this religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or are happening: a lot of pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, to Calvary, to Orthodox churches, the Vatican, large Buddhist temples.
Even in the Middle Ages, people believed that in such “centers of faith” their prayers were especially effective. Continue reading
The main attraction of Croatia are its cities, each of which is beautiful in its own way. An honorable place among them is Zagreb. Once upon a time there were two cities on the site of Zagreb, similar to each other like twin brothers: Kaptola and Hradec. Zagreb formed from these two cities. Do you know that Zagreb is called Little Vienna? And, indeed, walking around this city, it seems that you are in the very heart of Austria. Maybe that’s why the Germans love Zagreb so much ?! In city parks locals and tourists like to gather. This is a great place to relax. Here you can just wander, dream or read a book under the canopy of a centuries-old tree. Continue reading