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Blick auf London und die Themse, Bild: Engel Ching/shutterstock

England – A country of history, traditions and exclusive sights

No other country in the world succeeds in this combination of democratic government and kingdom as much as in England. “God save the Queen” unites the population in crises as well as sporting successes. Accentuated buildings and festive events show this awareness everywhere and are appreciated internationally. The cityscape of the metropolis of London enjoys a unique reputation among visitors from all over the world. England also has a lot to offer in terms of landscape. In addition to the fascinating coastline, charming villages and green hills are impressive. Whether in quaint pubs, the changing of the guard of the royal guard or at the rowing boat competition in Cambridge: England shows a sense of tradition.

London – The English metropolis with magnificent buildings and international flair

Big Ben and the hardly less famous red double-decker buses in London, Image: S-F/shutterstock

There is almost no end to the sightseeing requests of visitors to the island’s capital. A city tour in London is worthwhile and offers the chance for extraordinary impressions. Due to its dimensions, “Big Ben” rises far into the sky as one of the city’s landmarks. Artistic architecture characterises the Gothic-style parliament buildings, palace buildings and Westminster Abbey. In addition to Buckingham Palace, sightseeing also includes Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. In addition, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and the Tower were to be on the program. A visit to the wax museum at Madame Tussauds and No. 10 Downing Street also attracts the attention of guests.

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Attractive excursion destinations

England Oxford
View of traditional Oxford, Image: David Ionut / shutterstock

Excursion destinations outside London are also worthwhile. In the seaside resort of Brighton, the strikingly large pier next to a spacious bathing beach is impressive. In Windsor, the over 900-year-old castle towers over a hill as one of the royal residences. The mysterious phenomenon of Stonehenge inspires every visitor to the island. During a stay in the city of Oxford, you can visit the famous university, which has existed since the 12th century. For a boat trip on the Thames, you should plan some time to see some of the sights from a different perspective.

Sport and culture enjoy a high priority

For leisure activities, there are numerous opportunities such as hiking, swimming and cycling as well as horseback riding, golf or tennis. Somewhere in the motherland of football, exciting encounters also take place. Musically, attractive events with top stars take place, especially in London. The legendary Royal Albert Hall or Hyde Park are available for live outdoor concerts. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on the south bank of the Thames in London hosts performances and guided tours. Relaxation is offered by St. James Park with lots of greenery and daily pelican feeding, as well as Regent ́s Park with picnic opportunities.

Travel information England

Capital London
Form of government State of the United Kingdom
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
Area 130,395 km²
Population approx. 55,268,000 (as of 2016)
Languages English
Electricity grid 240 Volt / 50 Hz
Area code +44
Time zone GMT +1