Europe: Now this is History!
In America we say sites, objects, structures, or buildings are of historical national significance (worthy of preservation on the National Register of Historic Places) if they are at least 50 years old and have local, state, or national historical significance tied to an event, person, design/ construction, or information potential. In Europe the term historic takes on a whole different meaning. Historical significance in Europe is not measured in decades, but rather centuries and millenniums. The state of Bavaria, Germany has a long and varied history starting with the Celts, then the Romans in 15 BC, and by the fifth century were managed under various Duke systems. In 1806 Bavaria became a kingdom and in 1871 it became part of the German Empire. Today, the democratic state of Bavaria is a leader in innovation and research, environmental protection, and the fight against global climate change. Bavaria is just one example of the historical/cultural and environmental riches that Europe has to offer. Whether one visits the 2000+ year old Roman ruled town of Regensberg or Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria is a land that must be experienced in person to truly appreciate!