|Datum||Dienstag, 14.05.2019 19:00–20:30 Uhr|
The Orkney Isles off the North-East coast of Scotland can look back on a long and varied history. ‘The Neolithic Heart of Orkney‘ features some of Europe’s best-preserved prehistoric remains and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999. The recent spectacular excavations at Ness of Brodgar show that, despite their remote location, the islands were an important centre some 5,000 years ago, eclipsing even Stonehenge. But there is more to Orkney than its prehistory: historically always closely connected with Norway, it was a Viking stronghold in the Middle Ages. The magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, founded in 1137, still bears witness to the power of the Earls of Orkney. In early modern times ships of the Hudson‘s Bay Company regularly called here on their way to Canada. Closer to our time, Orkney‘s naval base played a pivotal role in two World Wars. In addition to all its history, the Orkney archipelago also boasts unique scenery and varied wildlife.
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsch-Englischen Club Bamberg e.V.