Tønsberg claims to be the oldest town in Norway, as it is mentioned by the recorder Snorre as existing already in 871.
Mainz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers, was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC.
Regensburg is a city in eastern Bavaria, at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers.
Budapest is the pearl of the Danube.
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, one of the three capitals on our route.
Constanta - founded as Tomis
Miklagard - the Great City in Norse language - has had several names: Constantinople, Bysants, Tsargrad ("the Emperor's city" in Russian). The name now is Istanbul.