Soccer abroad

If you’re a real soccer aficionado you’ll have to watch the games also while on the road. Unless you fell in love with the really big clubs in the world this is sometimes pretty hard. As a fan of the SV Werder Bremen I’ll sometimes have to search a little bit more until I find a bar that shows Bundesliga and the matches of my club. But it is always worth the the effort – watching German soccer in another country is always fun.

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Morača, Montenegro

The river Morača is a nearly 100 kilometers long stream at Montenegro that begins at the mountain Kapa Moračka and ends at the Lake Skadar. In fact it is the most important water source for the biggest lake of the balkans. The Morača changes its appearence from the mountains to the lake but it is the most time a river who cuts deep into the rocks. It can’t be used for shipping but it is a good place for water sports.

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Partisan memorial

Partisan memorial, Podgorica

When the inhabitants of Podgorica, Montenegro want to go for a walk and enjoy the forest they often go to a hill behind the stadium Pod Goricom. There you can have a nice walk, buy ice cream and popcorn along your way and there is also a nice garden with mediterranean plants. Another reason to get there was and is the partisan memorial ‘Spomenik Partizanu Borcu‘.

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Sahat Kula

Sahat kula, Podgorica

Close to the old Osman quarter (Stara Varoš) of Podgorica, Montenegro you can find the clocktower Sahat Kula. It is a landmark of the town and its location is no suprise as such clocktowers are not only a symbol of richness – but also of Islam. It is a 19 meters high tower made of stone built in 1667 and financed by Hadži-paša Osmanagić after whom also a mosque close-by is named.

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Trg Republike

Trg Republike, Podgorica

The main square of Podgorica, Montenegro is called Trg Republike (‘Republic square’, also called ‘independence square’) and can be found next to the government buildings. The city structure is a bit special and you won’t find the main square in the center of the city as you would expect it – there the old Osman area is located. Instead you have to go to Nova Varoš, the new town. On the square there is a large Italian fountain and a memorial in form of an obelisk.

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