According to good old Wikipedia the term Middle Europe is obsolete or rarely used – Central Europe is the usual term. However when visiting a friend in Finland I was curious to hear that up north that’s what they call us down here. And coming from the southern hemisphere, travelling through the countryside and forests of central Europe reminds me very much of scenes from Middle Earth in “Lord of the rings”. So I’m choosing to go with my Finnish friend’s name for this region: Middle Europe.Whatever you choose to call it, this region basically refers to the countries in the middle or central region of Europe which share some common landscapes and history (although of course each country also has its own histories and culture). The countries commonly included are: Czech republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Hungary. And according to this map from Wiki, Liechtenstein (haven’t found out where that is yet, time to plan a trip!).
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