Official name: Federal Republic of Germany. Area of the country: 357 thousand square meters. km
Borders: In the north, it borders with Denmark, in the east – with Poland and the Czech Republic, in the south – with Austria and Switzerland, in the west – with France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the north it is washed by the North and Baltic seas.
The main rivers: The main river is the Rhine, among the numerous tributaries of which are Main, Ruhr, Moselle, Neckar, and Lahn. Two other rivers are the Danube in the south of the country and the Elbe with a tributary of the Neisse in the eastern part of Germany. Among the lakes, the largest is Lake Constance, partially located in Austria and Switzerland. Germany consists of 16 federal states, and perhaps it is best to choose 2-3 cities from each district to visit in order to appreciate the diversity and charm of German land. Continue reading
One of the most interesting, mysterious and at the same time the tiniest places on earth is the Vatican city-state.
A dwarf enclave within Rome, associated with Italy. The status of the Vatican in international law is an auxiliary sovereign territory of the Holy See, the residence of the highest spiritual leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Like Rome, the Vatican is geographically located in the Lazio region, it is the west of the central part of the Apennine Peninsula. It is 20 km from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, several hundred meters from the right bank of the Tiber.
The capital of the Vatican is the Vatican itself. Everything is arranged here, on the one hand it is incredibly simple and on the other hand, everything is very complicated. The resident population of the Vatican is predominantly male, although two orders of nuns reside in the Vatican. The minority is the senior Catholic clergy; the remainder are members of religious orders. Many workers and staff at the Vatican Embassy live outside its walls. One hundred percent of the population of this small country are Catholics. Continue reading
They say that Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, that the Scandinavian ski resorts impress with their magnificent organization of even experienced athletes, and after visiting the Science Center and the Universum Museum, any desperate doppelgänger begins to love physics and chemistry. To make sure these statements are true is simpler than that: traveling to Sweden will not require much effort and time, because Moscow and Stockholm are only 1200 kilometers straight.
A Swedish visa is required for Russian travelers. She is an ordinary Schengen with a standard package of documents submitted to the consulate. The fee is 35 euros.
Customs rules for entry and exit from the country also comply with the general rules for the European Union. Continue reading