Euromaxx Reporter Axel Primavesi is the man you want for special assignments. In our series “Axel On The Edge” he reaches and then crosses his limits. In the first episode he travels to Norway to climb the highest wooden staircase in the world. It has a mere 4,444 steps and goes along the pipes of a disused hydroelectric power plant in the hamlet of Flørli up a 700 meter high mountain in the south of Norway.
Colorful Trastevere is a funky, bohemian area that clings to its centuries-old, working-class roots. It’s known for traditional and innovative trattorias, craft beer pubs and artisan shops, as well as simple B&Bs and budget hotels. From the pre-dinner passeggiata (promenade) until late, a young crowd buzzes around Piazza di San Calisto and Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the site of a gilded, mosaic-filled church.
Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.
Georgina Godwin is joined by analyst Stephen Dalziel to flick through the morning’s newspapers and biggest stories. Plus: Andrew Mueller tells us what we learnt this week and Andrew Tuck’s weekly column.
Barranquilla, the capital of Colombia’s Atlántico Department, is a bustling seaport flanked by the Magdalena River. The city is known for its enormous Carnival, which brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, elaborate floats and cumbia music. In the chic neighborhood of El Prado, the Museo Romántico showcases artifacts from past festivals and exhibits on famous Colombians, like writer Gabriel García Márquez.