Rozafa castle ruins lie between the Buna and Drin rivers

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The Labeatic Kingdom had long been a thorn in the side of the Romans; they began in 229 BC. The first time a Roman army was sent to Illyria in the 4th century BC. The First Illyrian War began, and Queen Teuta's Illyrian armies had to admit defeat to the Romans before Scodra. The Labeatic kingdom collapsed, and the dynasty only ruled over the city area. 168 B.C. It was also taken by the Romans in 400 BC and the then king Genthios was interned in Iguvium in Italy.

In 1479, Shkodra was conquered by the Ottomans after a long siege of Rozafa Castle, and Shkodra became the capital of the vilâyet of the same name. To the extent that the residents had survived the siege and had not already fled the city, they left the city with the withdrawing Venetian troops and were settled in the remaining Venetian territory.

Skadar lies between the Skadar Lake and the rivers Kir, Drin and Buna. The border with Montenegro is only 34 kilometers away. The 2400 years old city has always been regional administrative center. Today Shkodra is Headquarters Bashkia (township) and capital of Qarks Shkodra.


Albania – tour from Skhoder via Tirana to Farma Sotira

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Albania – tour from Skhoder via Tirana to Farma Sotira

There are only a few destinations in Europe that can be reached by motorhome as part of a summer holiday that are considered to be little discovered and therefore offer not only rest and relaxation, but also a little adventure and lots of new things to discover: Albania is undoubtedly one of them.

Illyria - passing the empire of the Illyrians on the Balkans

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Illyria - in the empire of the Illyrians in the Balkans

In some of our topics along the journeys along the Roman road system, the old, partly Greek or Roman names of the settlement areas of the tribes or settlement areas that have long since disappeared today also appear.

Shkodra - colonization by Illyrians - then Romans came

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Shkoder - colonization by Illyrians - then Romans following

In our article about the Rozafa fortress, we had already mentioned the first settlement of the Illyrian tribes, which settled here in Shkodra in ancient times. The earliest traces of human settlement date back to the 2nd millennium BC, they were found south of today's town at Tepe and can be classified dating back to Bronze Age.

Drin, Buna and Lake Shkodra - potential for tourism of Albania

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Drin, Buna and Lake Shkodra - potential for tourism of Albania

Our first stay in Shkodra already had surprised us because of the huge Lake Shkodra, the dams and rivers of the Drin, the Kir and the Buna not only with regard to the huge water surfaces but also the related ecosystems.

A Wedding in Albania - Traditional wedding customs

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A Wedding in Albania - Traditional wedding customs

When two people celebrate wedding, this is always a special event, not only for the two main participants. Family and friends usually enjoy it at least too, it is celebrated, danced and laughed.

The Kanun - Myth about the ancient legislation of honor

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The Kanun - Myth about the ancient legislation of honor

In and around Shkodra, the Albanian habitual right, often referred to as Kanun, was revived with the beginning of the 1990s together with the decline of the dictatorship of Envar Hoxha.

From Lake Skutari to the Adriatic Sea - the Buna

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From Lake Skutari to the Adriatic Sea - the Buna

If you are traveling from Montenegro to the second largest city of Albania called Shkodra as a mobile home camper, you will inevitably encounter the outflow of the Lake Skutari, which is called Buna.

Albania is the partner country of CMT Stuttgart this year

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Albania is the partner country of CMT Stuttgart this year

Almost as before, the preparations for many camping and vehicle exhibitors, travel agencies and other participants have already been completed, as the start of the trade fair will start soon (14 - 22 January 2017) in Stuttgart.

The memory against forgetting - never again dictatorship

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The memory against forgetting - never again dictatorship

"The place of testimony and remembrance," as the Museum of Communist Crimes in Albania is described, crime committed and held by the dictator Enver Hoxha, which is in Shkoder too because of so many victims of the communistic regime from here.

Tour through the Kelmend into the Cem Gorge

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Tour through the Kelmend into the Cem Gorge

Kelmend, the northernmost part of the Albanian Alps, is mainly formed by two valleys: the deeply cut valley of Cem and the valley of Vermosh in the northernmost tip of Albania.

Peaks of the Balkans - Long - distance trail passing Valbona

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Peaks of the Balkans - Long-distance trail passing Valbona

The "Peaks of the Balkans" hiking trail is a 192 kilometer long hiking trail in the Prokletije mountains, also known as the Albanian Alps. For practiced long-distance travelers, this trail leads of about ten day stages through Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro.

Valbona - mountain settlement in the valley of the same name

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Valbona - mountain settlement in the valley of the same name

Indicated already during the first 100 meters of the ascent into the Valbona valley, in spite of the foggy weather in the late autumn now, what a splendor of autumn colors would still await us in the further course of the valley.

Koman Reservoir - an adventurous ferry trip

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Koman Reservoir - an adventurous ferry trip

The ferry trip over the Koman Lake (Albanian: Liqeni i Komanit) usually takes about two and a half hours and is increasingly popular among tourists because of the passages between the high rock faces and the narrow gorges of the Albanian Alps.

An exciting excursion to Lake Koman

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An exciting excursion to Lake Koman

Several travelers and campers had already told us about the gorges and the lake at the Koman dam, which is said to contribute to the indescribable character of its nature, due to its length and narrowness.

To the beach of Shkodra - fine dark gravel awaiting us!

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To the beach of Shkodra - fine dark gravel awaiting us!

After some explorations in the city of Shkodra and the surrounding areas, we also wanted to have a check at the Adriatic beach in the coastal area, especially as the sun started laughing again in the cloudless sky.

In hiking shoes along the Albanian Alps at Nec

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In hiking shoes along the Albanian Alps

After our tour to the Ottoman bridge Ura e Mesit, we had continued along the river for a few kilometers and had quickly reached a valley between the foothills of the Albanian Alps, which in recent years have increasingly established themselves as an attraction for mountain hikers.

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