For those interested in more than just the stereotypical European travel itineraries, tracing historical borders offers a way to uncover forgotten glories and unique cultural experiences. Use the map below to start exploring the Europe of centuries past.
This guide will highlight the main sights that remain from ancient Paris. That is, the traces of France’s medieval kings and courts, which survive today. Designed as a walking tour, everything on this list should is grouped together by location rather than chronology.Keep reading
If you have never been to Germany before and would like to spend some time exploring the country, check this guide. I try to balance well-known destinations such as Neuschwanstein Castle with spectacular destinations off the beaten path such as Stralsund or Bamberg.Keep reading
The Westerwald is a heavily forested highland region that hugs the right bank of the Rhine Valley as it cuts through a series of small mountain ranges. To a large extent unsuitable for agriculture, the region did not develop instep with nearby regions, leaving a heritage of medieval towns, castles, and monasteries.Keep reading