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October 15, 2020

30 Years German Reunification – A Special Tour with German Ambassador Christoph Eichhorn

Over the past ten years the guides of the Free Sofia Tour have had the privilege of guiding thousands of guests from all corners of the globe around Sofia’s main landmarks. We’ve also had the chance to welcome some pretty special guests. However, few occasions can compare to a special tour with His Excellency, German ambassador Christoph Eichhorn, dedicated to Germany’s 30th Reunification Anniversary. 30 Jahre Einheit – 30th Anniversary of the German Reunification What a monumental event! Here in Sofia, as part of the celebrations a special tailor-made tour was developed to honor the occasion. It was called “The 5 B’s: Battenberg, Bauhaus, Brutalism, Berlin and Bulgaria: following the steps of the German-Bulgarian history in Sofia.” This was an exclusive one-off event, open to all those curious to learn more about this fascinating topic. This rather unusual tour route and topic sparked a huge interest among the local community. So much that we’ve had to add extra slots and a second tour guide. The tour followed the German – […]
August 11, 2016

6 Facts we love about Germany

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia, #6,France, #5, Spain and #4, Bulgaria. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 3 by guests visits with 9052 visitors so far. We are talking about Germany! Fact about Germany №1: The cities of Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Weimar, Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany. Fact about Germany №2: Most of the German Autobahn (highway) have no speed limit. Fact №3: The first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible was in German. Fact  №4: The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to build. It was started in 1248. It was completed in 1880. Fact  №5: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles. Fact  №6: There’s no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail, because it is a basic human instinct to be free. For all German-speakers […]