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 Edinburgh the Capital City of Scotland


Edinburgh - Capital City of Scotland since 1437, has 435,790 inhabitants (2005) and is located on the east coast of Scotland. Since 1999, is the Scottish Parliament again in Edinburgh.


"Athens of the North" as the city is often referred to a quote from (Theodor Fontane) is called and is probably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Sir Walter Scott called it even "My own romantic town".



National Galleries of Scotland

 At the National Galleries of Scotland

 You can find large collections of European painting,
 and ever changing exhibitions.
 The entrance is like almost all the museums in Edinburgh  free.

At the Royal Mile (High Street) and (Canongate) from Edinburgh Castle along the St. Giles Cathedral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse leads, you will find numerous attractions such as the People`Story Museum, the Museum of Edinburgh, the John Knox House .

At the Princes Street, Edinburgh's first trading street is the oldest department store in the world " Jenner´s " opened in 1838.

The Calton Hill is in the central of Edinburgh Scotland with several buildings and iconic monuments. ( National Monument, Nelson's Monument, City Observatory, Dugald Stewart Monument and the New Parliament House ).

Edinburgh Castle The Edinburgh Castle is located at the top of a crater on an extinct volcano. The oldest building of the city from the 12 century( St. - Margrets - Kapelle )is located there.

The Edinburgh Castle served as a state prison, fortress, garrison and today there are the Scottish Crown Jewels ( Honours of Scotland ) issued.




Edinburgh is a university town with three internationally renowned universities:
the Napier University, the Heriot-Watt University and the Universität Edinburgh. The (Edinburgh University) includes universities such as Oxford or Cambridge to the best of Britain.


In the City of Festivals as Edinburgh also called, will take place every year in August and September the world class in the field of theater, dance, music and alternative


The following festivals are held every year:


(Edinburgh International Festival)(The "official" Festival Edinburgh Fringe) (Edinburgh International Film Festival) (Edinburgh International Book Festival) (Edinburgh Military Tattoo) (Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival) (Edinburgh International Television Festival) (Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival)(Edinburgh Mela)


Other festivals in Edinburgh at other times:

(The Edinburgh Science Festival / April) (Hogmanay on New Year's Day) (Edinburgh Easter Festival / Easter) (Children's International Theatre Festival) (Beltane / Mai)

Murrayfield Stadium, the national rugby stadium in Scotland The national rugby stadium in Scotland, called Murrayfield Stadium it´s in Edinburgh Murrayfield district and is owned by the Scottish Rugby Union.
The max. Number of spectators since the renovation of 67,500. 21st March 1925 was inaugurated the stadium and will be for the rugby team as part of the Five Nations tournament used.





The two rival football clubs [Hibernian Edinburgh] and [Heart of Midlothian] to play both in the top league of Scotland, one Catholic and the other is Protestant.

www.edinburgh.gov.uk - Official website of the City of Edinburgh
www.nms.ac.uk – National Museum of Scotland
www.natgalscot.ac.uk – Scottish National Galleries


Twin Cities:

Munich, Germany (1954) , Nice, France (1958) , Florence, Italy (1964) , Dunedin, New Zealand (1974) , Vancouver, Canada (1977) , San Diego, United States (1977) , Xi'an, China (1985) , Kiev, Ukraine (1989) , Aalborg, Denmark (1991) , Saint Petersburg, Russia (1995), Ordu, Turkey , (Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (1994) , Kraków, Poland (1995) )



Personalities of the city:

Sir Walter Scott, Alexander Graham Bell, Isabella Bishop, Alexander Alesius, Sir William Allan, John Anderson, Tony Blair, James Boswell, Sir Sean Connery, Arthur Conan Doyle, James Connolly, Peter Doig, Douglas Haig, Ron Flockhart, Nigel Gresley, John Scott Haldane, George Hamilton-Gordon (4. Earl of Aberdeen), Sidney Hayers, Stephen Hendry, William Theodore Heard, William Vallance Douglas Hodge, David Hume, James Hutton, Graeme Souness, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stuart Sutcliffe, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Thor Vilhjálmsson, Allan Wells, Roy Williamson, Irvine Welsh, Gordon Joseph Gray, Michael Innes, Jakob I. (England) (König der Schotten von England und Irland), David Martin James Clerk Maxwell, William Topaz McGonagall, Finlay Mickel, Johnny Keating, John Napier, Allen Ramsay, Daniel Rutherford, Alastair Sim, Chris Small, Alexander Gordon Laing, John Law, Leander Jameson, Joan Lingard, Alan Longmuir, Musiker Henry Mackenzie, Bruce Marshall, Deacon William Brodie.