England's Eternal City
York - Anyone travelling to York should think about comfortable shoes. Because the northern English city at the River Ouse is crossed by narrow alleyways with medieval cobblestones. Hardly any vehicle can pass the so-called Snickelways. The most famous alleyway in York is called The Shambles and was first mentioned 900 years ago. It owes its very own charm to the original half-timbered houses from the 14th century. For a long time, one of the most visited streets in Europe belonged to the city's butcher's quarter.