Unit 3: Europe and Russia | Cultural Geography


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Chapter 5: Western Europe

Northern Europe

Britain

  • Visit Britain—Official tourism site. Excellent destination guide including all areas of Britain (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands). Also links to each country’s tourism site.
  • Embassy of Britain to the U.S.— Contains much cultural and current information on Britain.
  • England—Website for tourism in England

Ireland

  • Spirited Ireland—A very large and quite diverse personal collection of pictures from the author’s sojourns in Ireland.
  • Tourism Ireland—Official tourism site. Some good country information and a nice destination guide (actually covers Northern Ireland too).

Scotland

  • Visit Scotland—Official site of Scotland’s National Tourist Board.

Wales

Scandinavia

  • Go Scandinavia -- Official Website of the Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

Denmark (and Greenland)

Sweden

  • Smorgasbord: The Shortcut to Sweden—Extensive information on Sweden. Great destination guide. Interesting and excellent site!
  • Sweden:SE—Official and comprehensive site on Sweden. Contains link to official tourist page also.
  • Sweden—Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information

Finland

Norway

  • Norway— Great destination guide. Lots of excellent pictures.
  • Visit Norway—Official tourism site. A good destination guide. Excellent pictures.

Iceland

Continental Europe

France

  • Discover France—Exhaustive website on the culture, history and destinations of France.
  • France This Way—Excellent France travel guide. Contains various information about France.

Netherlands

Belgium

  • Embassy of Belgium in the United States—Nice overview of the modern history and current status of Belgium. Links to the official tourist site (good info) under “going to Belgium” section.

Luxembourg

Germany

  • German Missions in the United States—An information site prepared by the German Embassy in Washington, DC and the German Information Center in New York
  • Germany Tourism—Official site from the German Tourist Board.
  • Germany’s Schwarzwald (The Black Forest)—provides ideas for visiting the Black Forest in southern Bavaria
  • Thuringia—Tourist website for one of the central provinces in Germany and birthplace of the German Reformation; includes list of towns to visit and tourist attractions related to Martin Luther

Switzerland

Liechtenstein

Austria

Mediterannean Europe

Spain

  • okSpain—Discusses recreation and historic attractions in Spain, with information on autonomous regions and major cities.

Andorra

Portugal

  • Visit Portugal—Official tourism site. Great destination site.
  • Portugal-info—Emphasis on travel. Main strength is the pictures given for each destination mentioned on the interactive map.

Italy

  • Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C.—website of Italy’s embassy in the United States, showing foreign relations between the two countries
  • CIA The World Factbook: Italy—addresses Italy’s people, government, economy, transportation, and military; also includes photographs of the country’s historic sites and terrain

Monaco

  • Monaco—Official tourism site. Brief country info overview and destination guide. Good pictures.

San Marino

Vatican City

  • Vatican.va—Official Vatican site. Cover every aspect about Vatican City.

Malta

Greece

  • Ancient Greece—Tons of information on ancient Greece, including the history, famous people, the Olympics, mythology, and more. Quite interesting!
  • visitgreece.gr—The Official website of the Greek Tourism Organization

 


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Chapter 6: Eastern Europe

Baltic Region

Poland

Lithuania

  • Lietuva—Official tourism site. Nice overview of country info, good destination guide, and a quite good photo gallery.
  • CIA The World Factbook: Lithuania—discusses the country's geography, government, economy, and provides demographics information

Latvia

Estonia

The Carpathians

Czech Republic

  • Official Site of the Czech Republic—Leads to much information (“find out more”) and to a travel site (“travel”) with links to other very good tourist sites (under “attractions”).

Slovakia

  • Slovakia: Heart of Europe—Brief overview of Slovakia. Good pictures under the “travel guide” part.
  • Spectacular Slovakia—Emphasis on travel with good descriptions and pictures, but also has an excellent history section and a section on Roma (the people known as the gypsies).
  • Slovakia Travel -- Welcome to Slovak national tourism portal. 

Hungary

The Western Balkans

Slovenia

Croatia

Serbia and Montenegro

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Albania

  • CIA The World Factbook: Albania—Information on Albania’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
  • Shqiperia—Great website about Albania. Covers almost everything.

The Eastern Balkans

Macedonia

  • Exploring Macedonia—link "go to" gives travelling ideas for cities, villages, lakes, mountains, national parks, heritage sites, and galleries

Bulgaria

  • CIA The World Factbook: Bulgaria—Information on Bulgaria’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more
  • BulgariaTravel—Official tourist site. Lots of great info is included and a great destination guide.

Romania

  • Romanian Home Page—Covers all areas of the country emphasizing Rumanian culture and the achievements. Link to official tourist site under “tourism”.
  • Discover Romania—Beautifully-presented site including much info and a very nice travel guide.

The Eastern Plains

Moldova

Ukraine

Belarus

 


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