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These are the places where the echoes of the past are so loud you can hear them ringing in your ears – you can hear the whispered conspiracies, the crash of cannon fire, the cheer of the mob. Walk in the steps of the men and women who shaped European history in these breathtaking locations.
Londonwas settled sometime in the middle of the first century AD. It has been the site of revolutions, wars, world changing scientific and technological discoveries and courtly intrigue that would put an episode of Game of Thrones to shame. This amazing historical city boasts some of the best museums in the world, and offer innumerable tours and historical exhibitions.
Amsterdam, founded in the late 12th century, is one of the most immerse historic city in the world. Besides having more museums per square mile than any other capital, addressing every subject from art to spectacles, Amsterdam itself is like a museum. The city has preserved much of the centuries old architecture that was created during the explosive growth of the 17th century.
Amsterdam is also usefully located near some of World War II’s most significant battlefields, including the site of the notorious Arnhem parachute drops. But the real excitement for history buffs is that walking through Amsterdam comes from the certainty that you’re walking in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest figures, through streets they would have recognized. For those of us who feel slightly out of place in the modern world, Amsterdam provides a remarkable sanctuary – a time capsule city almost.
Rome is one of the most ancient cities in the world, and every stone bleeds the past into the world around it. You’ll be staggered by the looming shadow of history in Rome, from the coliseum to the Sistine Chapel, step onto Rome’s streets and feel yourself step onto one of history’s main stages.
Walk the hills of Rome, or leave the city limits to discover the winding Appian Way, your feet treading the stones that once groaned beneath the stamp of Roman legionaries sandals. Marvel at the ancient ruins and wonder at the lives of ancient Romans, and how they shaped the modern world. For any lover of history, Rome is an unforgettable experience.
Viennais the tale of the rise and fall of an empire. The grandeur of the Viennese Imperial Palace gives some idea of the opulent splendor that the great Hapsburg royal family lived in, and the cities incredible beauty has inspired generation after generation of artists, whose work can be viewed in some of the most storied art galleries in the world; loses yourself for hours in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), where you can behold the full range of one of the most important art collections in the world.
The museum itself is famous for its palatial scale, and its primary exhibits include its Egyptian-Oriental Collection, Greek and Roman Antiquities Collection, the Sculpture and Decorative Arts Collection and of course an extensive collection of paintings.Vienna’sown history is amazing, but when combined with the relic of the past the city’s museum have gathered from across the globe, it becomes unbeatable.