Wisconsin, United States of America


Wisconsin has been an American in the region of the Midwest. Wisconsin is known as the “Dairy State”, State of Dairies, the largest production of milk and dairy products. The countryside is dotted with traditional farmhouses with red barns flanked by tall silos to store feed for the inevitable black and white cows. There are plenty of cheeses, virtually every town.

Wisconsin has 5 regions:

Southeastern Wisconsin – largest cities are Kenosha , Milwaukee (Wisconsin’s largest city), Racine , and Waukesha .

Southwest Wisconsin – La Crosse and Madison (the capital and seat of the University of Wisconsin).

Northeast Wisconsin – with the cities of Appleton (Houdini central), Green Bay , and Oshkosh .

Central Wisconsin –  largest city as Wausau .

Northwest Wisconsin – the cities of Eau Claire and Superior



The climate is continental in Wisconsin, the summer can be hot and the winters are bitterly cold in general. Summer: On the shores of fresh wind that starts the summer pleasant, however, domestic hot and dry or too humid, with sultry discharged during the periods of strong thunderstorms. Temperatures go up to almost 33 degrees (slightly cooler at the coast). There can also be quite cold and a jacket is always an advantage in Wisconsin!



The winter: Here it can be extremely cold, the coastal wind persists. In the Northeast it is the coldest temperatures of below -25 degrees here can be measured. The South is only partly “warmer”, but it can also be cold to -20 degrees. Snow will be immediately and can make the roads smooth as glass.


Windsor, Berkshire


Windsor is a town in the English county of Berkshire. It lies on the River Thames and adjacent to the south-west London. The city has 28 324 inhabitants and belongs to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The name is a shortening of Windleshore (mutatis mutandis: tortuous river).

Are located in Windsor, Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British royal family, and Frogmore House, a former residence. For this reason, has Windsor, even though it’s just a small town is about two railway stations, a theater and a number of hotels. Local attractions also include the Legoland theme park, built a few years ago on the territory of a former safari park. Windsor is situated across from Eton, separated by the River Thames. The Windsor Bridge leading over the river is now passable only for pedestrians.

The foundation of Windsor’s going to the time of Anglo-Saxons back. The town grew due to its location on the Thames, and so quickly at the former main artery between London and central England. In the Domesday Book of 1086 Windsor is listed as a place with a few hundred inhabitants, for that time already a large settlement. William the Conqueror Windsor added to his lands. First, there was only the Old Windsor estate. However, William built a castle, Windsor Castle, near the settlement Clewer. The castle went over time a number of people, why was formed slowly by Windsor Castle around for a new settlement. The first wooden castle built in the 11th Century stone-built and of the kings Henry II (1154-1189) and Henry III. (1212-1272) extended and strengthened.



1277 Windsor received from the King a charter that guaranteed the citizens certain rights and allowed the dealers, in a guild merge. A weekly market was held. Since 1350 were also held twice a year shows instead. After a period of decline in the 15th Windsor became the 16th century Century on new prominence. The construction of the St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle was already in the reign of King Edward IV began (1416-1483), but only during the reign of King Henry VIII in 1528 completed.


In the English civil war Windsor was in 1642 by Parliament troops occupied. An attempt by the Royalists in October of that year, Windsor Castle and retake failed. Windsor remained until the end of the war in the hands of the parliamentarians. Towards the end of the 16th Windsor century had more than 2,000 inhabitants; 1801 were then 3361. By 1851 the population had doubled (6734), towards the end of the 19th Century there were more than 9,000 people in Windsor.


The Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century, many English towns considerably altered, passed at Windsor. 1844 a rail link between Windsor and London, was put into operation. Today’s picture is from Windsor’s tourism and banking and financial services companies dominated. Many residents commute to Slough or London.


Windermere, England

in Europe

The Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It lies entirely within the Lake District – National Park in the County of Cumbria. The lake and its surrounding areas since the mid-19th Century one of the most popular British holiday destinations, since 1847 the railway line between Kendal and the town of Windermere has been completed.

The Windermere is 17 km long and between 400 and 1500 meters wide. The deepest part of Windermere is located at 65 meters at its northern end. The lake is situated at an altitude of 40 m above sea level. The waters of Windermere flows at its southernmost point in the River Leven from. The tributaries of the lake, the rivers Brathay, Rothay, Trout Beck, Beck Cunsey and several smaller streams. In the Windermere are eighteen islands, the largest is about a kilometer long.

On the shores of Windermere are the two towns of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere. The town of Windermere is however not directly on the shores of the lake. It got its name after the completion of the railway line and was previously known under the name Birth Waite. Windermere from the lake about 15 minutes away on foot. Meanwhile, Windermere Bowness has grown together with the greatest possible extent. Windermere provides with its railway station and other transport facilities to the transport hub for the surrounding area, from where connections eg after Manchester exist. Around the lake, the landscape consists mainly of small hills that invite little difficulty walking. The higher mountains (Fells) of the Cumbrian Mountains extend mainly north and east.

At the lake, a large proportion of the adjacent land is used for agriculture (29.4%). The lake bottom is mostly flat – only 28% of the lake is deeper than 9 m. This is the lake to a nutrient-rich habitat. The predominant species of fish are trout, char, pike and perch. Its geographic north-south orientation and its position between Morecambe Bay and the Central Fells, the area around the lake takes an important role on the flight paths of migratory birds. Wild geese visit as the area in the winter months regularly. The Freshwater Biological Association was founded on the shores of Windermere in 1929, fundamental insights into the ecology, freshwater biology and limnology were won here.

Whitehorse Canada

in North America

Whitehorse is the capital of the territory of Yukon in Canada . It has 26,700 inhabitants (2011) and has its town charter in 1950. Whitehorse was named after the construction of a hydroelectric power station disappeared rapids (Whitehorse Rapids) of the Yukon River . Their combs looked like the manes of white horses.

From 1896, during the Klondike gold rush , Whitehorse was an important trading center for the supplies of gold seekers. Since 1900, a railway line linking the White Pass & Yukon Railroad , the port town of Skagway ( Alaska ) to Whitehorse. The city continued to develop as an important transportation hub for river steamers, which over the Yukon River, which took care of the northern areas of the territory.

The city experienced a second boom in 1942 with the construction of the Alaska Highway and the associated arrival of thousands of American soldiers. In 1953 the seat of the territorial capital was from Dawson to Whitehorse moved.

Not just for the core city neighborhoods include the so-called Porter Creek, Riverdale, Granger, Crestview, Cowley Creek, Marsh Lake , Copper Ridge, Valley View, Hillcrest, and Lobird Takhini and the settlement of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation . Whitehorse to agglomerate but are somewhat more remote locations such as Ibex Valley. As early as 8000 BC people lived in the region, such finds at Annie Lake show south of Whitehorse. They survived two silting and a volcanic eruption with massive ash fall.


With the Klondike gold rush (1896-1898) were more than 100,000 people in the Yukon, most of them moved downstream towards Dawson. On 13 June 1898 was split off from the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and was thus an independent status and a police force. Dawson was the capital until 1952. In the 1920s, the population broke in again, so that the territory had only 4,000 inhabitants.

His flourished Whitehorse during the Second World War, when the Alaska Highway was built. In addition, a built pipeline to Norman Neill at Mackenzie . For the construction of 2560 km long pipeline about 10,000 workers were hired. While Dawson was almost deserted, grew up in Whitehorse, capital of the territory soon, to the capital and administrative center approach, where nearly three-quarters of the population lived. Of these, around two-fifths work in public service. With the Yukon Territory Act, the 2003 received the status of a Canadian province.

White Horse is by airplane over the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport reached, what’s his name since 2008. Regular flights go to Vancouver , Calgary , Edmonton , Fairbanks (summer only), and once a week to Frankfurt (from May to September). The airport was built during the Second World War and was associated with the construction of the Alaska Highway. Here, two runways were built 1941-1942. From 1960, the buildings served by the military as a terminal for civilian traffic, and were later (1985) replaced by modern buildings. Meanwhile, the city’s airport has been expanded. Main road link is still called the Alaska Highway , but more roads connect the capital with the few permanently inhabited settlements in the territory.

The White Pass and Yukon Railway connects the town to Skagway in Alaska, the scheduled train service was discontinued in October 1982. In the spring of 2007 he was in the context of plans for expansion resumed, further expansion plans for a railway Carmacks and direction to the coast are being planned. A small bank of railway, as a “trolley” known drives, for a piece of tourists along the Yukon. She goes by the Rotary Peace Park at the south end of town to the north end to Spook Creek Station.

Until well into the 1950s, the Yukon was the shipping, but the traffic could cross the river does not prevail, since the capital was moved from Dawson to Whitehorse. The main public transport is therefore the bus from Whitehorse Transit is operated. Whitehorse is the starting point for numerous kayaking or canoeing, which can travel 740 km to Dawson. On the banks of the Yukon-stream are corresponding rental stations.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

in Australia

The Whitsunday Islands (German Whitsunday Islands ) are a group of islands off the east coast of the Australian state of Queensland .The Whitsunday Islands consist of 74 islands are inhabited by those 17th Most islands have National Park status and belong to the Whitsunday Islands National Park, in between lies a 35 000 km ² large marine park, which extends from the south to Cape Upstart Sarine in the north draws. The Whitsunday Islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area . The Great Barrier Reef is located 35 miles east, but also the smaller islands are surrounded by reefs.

The largest island is Whitsunday Iceland . From May to September the surrounding waters are humpback whales used to breed. On several islands of the group, such as on the uninhabited island of Iceland Bird , there are large breeding colonies of many species of seabirds . The islands were originally a volcanic mountain shaped and belonged to the mainland. The end of the last ice age , in front of 30,000 to 50,000 years ago, led to melting of the poles and lifted the sea. Thus, the mountains were separated from the mainland. The highest mountain peaks are now the Whitsunday Islands.

Western Sahara

in Africa

Western Sahara – The Western Sahara ( Spanish Sahara Occidental ) is a territory on the Atlantic coast of northwest Africa, after the withdrawal of the former colonial power Spain from Morocco claims and largely annexed was. Morocco considers the pre-colonial times in a loose affiliation with him a standing area as part of its territory. The already to Spanish colonial times created, originally oriented communist “liberation front” of the Saharawi people (the people of Western Sahara), the Polisario Front is fighting for an independent state, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic , on the whole territory of Western Sahara. Since the ceasefire of 1991, the Polisario Front controls a strip in the east of the Western Sahara.

The United Nations request the implementation of a referendum on the final status of the territory under international law. The modalities of implementation of such a referendum could yet no consensus between the representatives of Morocco and the Sahrawi people are achieved.

Geography of Western Sahara

The territory of Western Sahara in northwestern Africa on the coast to the Atlantic Ocean and covers an area of 266,000 sq. km. It is divided geographically into a northern part of the Spanish colonial period as the province of Saguia el Hamra and formed into the flat corrugated gravel and rubble deserts ( Hamadah ) predominate. The terrain rises from the coast inland gradually to a height of about 400 meters, with the highest elevations above 700 meters in the north, near the Algerian border. The southern region is about the former province of Río de Oro and is almost completely flat with scattered sand dunes ( erg ) , which provide the steady, almost barren gravel plain just for some variety. The third type are the landscapes after the rainy season in some places water-bearing dry river valleys ( wadis ) represents, of which the Saguia el Hamra oasis for the economy has the greatest importance. It is up to its end at Aaiun shortly before the Atlantic Ocean with 350 km the longest river in the country.


Climate, Flora and Fauna of Western Sahara

Desert climate prevails, rain is rare, and in coastal areas often leads to fog formation. A more luxuriant vegetation is just around the river oases and some Gueltas to find. It is adapted to the dry habitat species, such as gerbils and thorn-tailed Agama .  In the caves on the Atlantic coast, especially on the Cabo Blanco peninsula harbor the largest populations of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal .



The population of the Western Sahara territory of 373 008 inhabitants (July 2005) consists mainly of Arabs and Arabized Berbers . In the originally inhabiting the area Sahrawis is it to Arab nomads , but of which a part for years in refugee camps near Tindouf in Algeria lives. Which is predominantly spoken Moroccan Arabic immigrants from the north, also see the Hassania dialect of the original population of the Moroccan population, one in neighboring Mauritania common regional form of Arabic. Nearly 100% of the population are Muslims.

Whitby, England

in Europe

Whitby is a small town in the Borough Scarborough the English county of North Yorkshire. It is located at the mouth of ESKS in the North Sea in the north-east of the county and is a major historic coastal town. According to Census 2001, a total 13 594 inhabitants had Whitby.

The port of Whitby is primarily a large fishing fleet. In addition, it offers a sheltered port of call for ships between the English north-east and the southern North Sea from one of several North Sea storms. Originally managed by the monks of the monastery there is already authenticated complaints about the condition of the former docks of oak from 1541. In the following centuries was followed by numerous development programs that led to satisfactory results, but only on a lack of money and often failed. The Parliament in London enacted various laws, the owners undertook to participate in the development of ports, but also with more varying success. The present form dates mainly from the year 1905 as J. Watt Sandeman & Son built new 160 meter long quay, the River Esk and built a fish ausbaggerten terminal. The fish terminal was replaced in 1957 by a new building.




The city was an important training ground for sailors from Britain, James Cook. The ships of his many voyages were built here and also in a major South Pacific trip of 1768 began here. The ships Whitby Cats or Whitby colliers, robust coal transporter, which were built by Norwegian models, used for all of Cook’s Pacific journeys. The House of the Walker family, in which Cook made ​​his doctrine, now houses the “Captain Cook Memorial Museum.” His statue overlooks the city’s harbor.

The city is now a typical English sea resort with characterful old buildings, museums and the ruins of the abbey , which have been so impressed with Bram Stoker. If you from the harbor to St. Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey wants, one must first climb 199 steps. This was formerly known especially for the pallbearers torture, why were built from time to time to rest platforms. Twice a year the Whitby Gothic Weekend held, originally a festival for members of the Goth culture. Once a year (August) there is a folk festival.

Washington State

in North America

Washington State is a U.S. state in the extreme northwest of the United States of America in the Pacific Northwest region. Places; Olympia – the capital of the state, Bellevue, Friday Harbor, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver. The climate of Washington varies from west to east, basically. While in the western part of the state prevails a mild and humid, oceanic climate embossed, it is east of the Cascade Range, it is much colder and drier. The average annual temperatures vary between 10.6 ° C on the Pacific coast, and 4.4 ° C in the northeast. The lowest ever temperature was measured at Washington -44.4 ° C, determined in 1968; the absolute maximum temperature was 47.8 ° C in 1961.

Washington is English with Pacific Northwest-spoken accent. Some people speak Spanish rather than French . A pair of German cafes are available in Western Washington. There are direct flights to London , Paris and Frankfurt . In addition, many airports in the U.S. and Canada are served.

The best car transport for the region outside of Seattle. The major international car rental companies at every major airport to get updated very often and in large cities, the best book out of Germany because it is the cheaper way and also can take the same large insurance package. This saves you a lot worse then the car must be refueled for the return and it will not even say anything even if a scratch is drann times. Bus The bus network in Washington State is available but very undeveloped. Unfortunately, there are few connections Greyhound does not even have 30 stations in the state.

Track is also unfortunately only a very thin but also very present to ADVISED network. If you have the time and the size of the country should be aware of it, I can only recommend a tour to do with Amtrak. If you book early you can conveniently travel by train. There are three Amtrak Coast Starlight to Seattle to Los Angeles connections, the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Eugene and the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle/Portland. Mass transit in Seattle Seattle has a well developed transportation network monorail, metro and bus.


The airplane airport density is very good. There are many small airfields for Privatemaschienen But there are also very good and convenient connections between major airports in Seattle and Spokane. The airports in Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Olympia, Richland and Yakima are difficult to obtain and expensive. The small airports are generally operated by small MACHINES. For example, from Seattle to Moses Lake was an 8-seater.

Warsaw, Poland

in Europe

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. Viewed in terms of population, the city is the tenth largest in the European Union. It is situated on the Vistula (Wisła) in the Mazovia province has 1.7 million inhabitants and is the center of an agglomeration of cities like with orbital Pruszków, Warszawa, Żyrardów, Wołomin, Otwock, Legionowo and Others with some 3.5 million inhabitants.

Warsaw is one of the most important transportation, business and commercial centers in Central – and Eastern Europe and also of great political and cultural importance. In the city there are numerous universities, theaters, museums and monuments. The city of Warsaw is divided into 18 districts, under which Śródmieście (city center) represents the actual city.

Warsaw is on the middle Vistula, located in the glacial valley of the Vistula, and the sink Mittelmasowischen on average 100 meters above sea level. The city spreads out on either side of the Vistula River roughly equal to a great distance from the Carpathians and the Baltic Sea from – each about 350 km. The historical center is located on the left (west) bank of the Vistula Vistula River on a long cliff Skarpa Wiślana, the relatively steep rises about 15 to 30 m above the Vistula River. The first bridge connecting the two shores in the 16th Century, as the expansion of the city building on the right bank of the Vistula, the Praga beneficiary is named. In the city there are several glacial moraine and man-made hills. The Vistula is navigable in the area of Warsaw and the city has a river port on the right bank of the Vistula.


It is possible that merchants from Thorn one in today’s district Solec (which is southeast below the Vistula river cliff to the district Powiśle adjoined) called small town situated in previously unknown reason “Warszowa” or “Warszewa”, from which the present Polish name of Warsaw’s “Warszawa” deriving . Refers According to other sources, the name of a village (in so far unknown place in today’s urban area), the front of the building in Warsaw (now the Old City) after its owner Warsz has been called “Warszowa”.


The name is also on the Old Prussian tribes Sudovians-Jatwinger and Galindians indicate who settled here before the Masovians invaded this region. The founding legend of the fisherman Wars and his wife Sawa can therefore put a kernel of truth: the name points to fishing, because in the old Prussian language is “Warza” the fish weir and “saw” a fishing boat with a perforated box for holding the fish.

Washington D.C

in North America

Washington D.C. is the capital of the USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA), Arlington County, Virginia on the Potomac. Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD), about 42km outside of Washington DC. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (KBW), about 51km outside of Washington DC.

Capitol State Building is the seat of Congress, the legislature of the United States of America, Washington DC. It has room for meetings of the Senate (Senate) and the House of Representatives (House) instead. In addition to the parliamentary chambers, the classical building houses numerous works of art on the history of the United States. It is three to five million visitors a year, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.


The White House is the residence and workplace of the US-American U.S. president. It is located on Pennsylvania Avenue (number 1600) in Washington DC. It received its name in 1901 because of its white exterior paint. Washington National Cathedral (Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington).


Monuments – Lincoln Memorial is a monument to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Below the monument is a museum which is dedicated to the life of Abraham Lincoln’s.

Washington Monument . The Washington Monument is a 169.3 meter high white marble obelisk, which is located exactly on the connecting line between the Capitol State Building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington (DC). This monument was erected in honor of the first President of the United States of America, George Washington. The monument was designed by Robert Mills. From the groundbreaking ceremony on 4 July 1848 the construction phase lasted until the 6th Dezember 1884th The Washington Monument is open Daily from 9:00 to 17:00 clock. The last tour begins at 16:45 clock. On 4 July and on 25 December is closed the monument.


The strongest members of religious communities in 2000 were the Roman Catholic church with 160 048, the American Baptist Churches USA with 51 836, the Southern Baptist Convention , with 38 852 and the Anglican Episcopal Church with 19 698 followers. 60 479 inhabitants were Muslim and 25 500 Jewish faith.




The city lies at the mouth of the Anacostia River into the Potomac River , and that on the left bank of the Potomac River between the states of Maryland in the northeast and Virginia to the southwest. The District of Columbia was formed out of Maryland and Virginia assignee of land to the federal government and the Congress to evade the clutches of the then very powerful individual states and to form an urban development through planned, modern and representative capital of the new republic. This area was a square of exactly 10 miles on a side. Located on the western shore area in 1846 returned to Virginia, because the city had grown less rapidly than expected (now Arlington County and (partially) Alexandria ).

The best-known buildings are the White House , the Capitol and the area outside the city proper Pentagon in Arlington . There are no skyscrapers in Washington, because no building may be higher than the width of the adjacent street plus 6.1 m. Three buildings are not covered by this scheme, as they were completed or at least planned before the law in the early 20th Century was adopted: the Washington Monument , the Tower of the Old Post Office and the Washington National Cathedral.

Geographically, the four quadrants of Washington, Northwest (NW), Southwest (SW), Northeast (NE) and Southeast (SE) divided, the boundaries of the U.S. Capitol meet. Politically, the city’s eight districts (“wards”) divided choose their own representatives in the council.

The roads are mostly just laid out and numbered. The trending east-west streets are alphabetical order (cf. Mannheim squares ) that are in the north-south numbered. The numbering starts and literacy in all directions at the Capitol. The major diagonal streets are called avenues and are usually named after the various states.

As the 17th Century Europeans arrived first on the territory of today’s Washington, DC, it was by an Indian tribe, the Nacotchtank inhabited, on the Anacostia River settled. Georgetown on the Potomac River was in 1751 through the Colony Province of Maryland (later Maryland founded) and some forty years later to the newly created territory of Washington to defeat. For this area also included Alexandria in the present State of Virginia .

The first capital after the ratification of the Constitution was New York (1788-1790). George Washington laid the oath of office as first president of the United States from the balcony of the old town hall.

One of the issues with which the President had to deal, was to find a permanent seat of government. As a compromise it was decided to Philadelphia in 1790 to make the capital for ten years and look in the meantime for a permanent place on the Potomac River. President Washington chose an area that includes parts of Maryland and Virginia encircled. At that time the area consisted primarily of meadows and marshes. It was planned that the Congress should meet in the new capital on the first Monday in December, 1800. Washington is therefore a capital plan.

The construction of the new capital became the official residence of the future U.S. president, the White House at, 13 Commenced in October 1792. Noted there today, a memorial plaque: “This foundation stone of the house of the president was in the 17th Year of the Independence of the United States of America on 13 October 1792 set. President: George Washington, commissioners: Thomas Johnson, Doctor Stewart , Daniel Carroll, architect James Hoban, architect: Collen Williamson. Vivat Republica “

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