France

Photo: Campus France, Menhirs en Bretagne France is bordered by (clockwise from the north) by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Andorra. Spotlight Bretagne = Brittany Cities Marseille Paris Planeta.com France Links Europe Martinique French Le Tour de France

German = Deutsch

Photo German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and (co-)official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein; it is also an official, but not majority language of Luxembourg. Major languages which are most similar …

Berlin

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Icons Berlin, Capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, is located at the heart of Europe and also, after EU enlargement in 2004, at the center of the European Community. With about 3,400,000 inhabitants, Berlin is the largest City in Germany. It is 38 kilometers long and 45 kilometers wide and covers an …

Brussels

Photo: Toerisme Vlaanderen Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and de facto the capital of the European Union (EU). It has more than 40 square meters of green spaces per resident, making it the greenest capital in Europe. But it is more than parks and the Foret de Soignes that the city embraces. It is committed to …

Sámi National Day

Sámi National Day is February 6, which is celebrated in memory of the first Sámi congress in Trondheim in 1917. Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). Twitter Moment Sámi National Day Sámi Flag The joint flag dates back to …

Saint Brigid’s Day

Embassy London will be marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2018 by hosting an event on February 1st to celebrate the creativity of women. The Embassy will host twelve different performances, talks and panel discussions with the theme St. Brigid’s Day – Celebrating the Creativity of Women (Lá Fhéile Bríde – Ag Ceiliúradh Cruthaitheachta na mBan). Hashtag: #StBrigidsDay The event …

Italy

Photo: GSFC, Snow in Italy Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian …

England

Photo: Thames Barrier England shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; and adjoins the Irish Sea to the northwest, the Celtic Sea to the southwest and the North Sea to the east. The English Channel separates it from continental Europe. Cities London Sheffield Parks Peak District National Park Planeta.com …

Allemansrätten

Buzzwords Allemansrätten = Freedom to Roam (Swedish) Key Links The Right of Public Access (‘Allemansrätt’), or Outdoor Access Rights gives you the right to roam the countryside in Sweden in perfect peace and quiet. When you are in Sweden you have the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land with the …