Varna Bulgary Balkan

The Balkans in the 19. and the 20. century

I took part on a seminar about the history of the relationships on the Balkan in the 19th and 20th century in Varna 2006. On the seminar took part students of history at the Potsdam university and Bulgarian history students.  If you are interested in history of the World War I on the Balkan, I recommend you this book: Der Erste Weltkrieg auf dem Balkan: Perspektiven der Forschung (2011).It’s me on the main square in Varna.
The cultural part of the seminar was dedicated a visit at Balchik palace of the Romanian queen Maria.The Balchik Palace (Bulgarian: Дворец в Балчик, Dvorets v Balchik; Romanian: Castelul din Balcic) is a palace in the Bulgarian Black Sea town and resort of Balchik in Southern Dobruja.
The official name of the palace was the Quiet Nest Palace. It was constructed between 1926 and 1937, during the Romanian control of the region, for the needs of Queen Marie of Romania.
The palace complex consists of a number of residential villas, a smoking hall, a wine cellar, a power station, a monastery, a holy spring, a chapel and many other buildings, as well as most notably a park that is today a state-run botanical garden.

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  • That was an interesting seminar in Varna where excellent Bulgarian and German students discussed various issues concerning the Balkan history. It was a pleasure for me to attend the seminar and to meet many new people..