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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

Marktplatz Cochem

Town Hall

half-timbered houses on the marktplace

Martin's Fountain

halt-timbered houses

Cafe on marktplaceThe Marketplace in Cochem is surrounded by beautiful half-timbered houses and the Baroque styled Town Hall(1st photo) that was built in 1739. On the third photo you can see the Martin's Fountain with some colourful houses in the background.


Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem


Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Cochem The Reichsburg is a popular tourist attraction in Cochem, in western Germany. The castle was built around the year 1000 by the palatinate count Ezzo. It is situated on higher ground overlooking the river Mosel. After Cochem was occupied by the French troops of Sun King Louis XIV, the castle was set on fire and blown up in 1689. The ruins of the castle were bought by a Berlin business man in 1868 and the entire structure was rebuilt in Neo-Gothic style. Today the castle is owned by the town Cochem and is run by "Reichsburg Cochem Ltd."

View location in Cochem, Germany


The Citadel of Dinant

View from Citadel

Citadel of Dinant

Inside the Citadel

View from the steps

View on CitadelThe Citadel of Dinant is located on a cliff, more than 100 metres above the River Meuse. The Citadel was build in 1820 and replaced the ruins of the original fortification. There are four ways up to it, including a route with 400 steps and a cabin cable railway. From the Citadel are beautiful views on Dinant and the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame.


The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame

Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame

Inside the church

inside the church

inside the churchThe Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame in Dinant was originally build in Romanesque style. Falling rocks from the nearby cliffs destroyed it in 1227. The building was partially reconstructed in Gothic style with limestone from Dinant, later the onion shaped bell tower was added. Inside the church you can see the beautiful stained glass, the large window made by Ladon is one of the largest in Europe.


Dinant

Dinant is a Belgian city, it is located on the River Meuse in the province of Namur. The city's main landmarks are the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and the Citadel. Dinant was also the hometown of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone.

View of Dinant