Editorial Edelweiss Magazin
Thousands of tourists flock daily through the narrow streets of the small old town, which was only in ruins a few years ago due to the Croatian wars. Visitors stroll through the scenery in the robes of their role models from the “Games of Throne” series, or enjoy the diverse range of tourism, with ice cream and cameras. Churches, palaces, dungeons, towers, walls, a cathedral, a boulevard, a market place: Dubrovnik is Europe in miniature. The former Republic of Ragusa, the center of which was Dubrovnik, was considered a model of a city-state: tiny in area, but with tentacles on the most remote coasts.
Access to the city should now be restricted: a maximum of eight thousand people can still visit it each day and Unesco threatens to deprive the city of its status as a World Heritage Site if so many people continue to walk through the streets - as if to gently remind them that quarantine was invented here..
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