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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is an island in the Lower Normandy region and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in France.

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Legoland Billund

Legoland opend in 1968 in Billund, a town in Denmark that was the birthplace of Lego. It's the second largest tourist attraction in Denmark.

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Neuschwanstein, A Fairytale Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe.

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Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of Gaudí's masterpieces in Barcelona. It was built in 1877 and was completely refurbished between 1904 and 1906.

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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.

Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria

Hohenschwangau Castle is also located in Schwangau like Neuschwanstein Castle. It is lesser known than the fairytale castle but definitely worth a visit. The castle was acquired by King Maximilian II in 1832 when it was badly damagd. He had it rebuilt and redecorated in neo-gothic style during the five following years.

Hohenschwangau Castle is located close to the Alpsee and is easy to reach by a short walk up the hill. It's also possible to take a horse carriage to reach it. Tickets for the castle can be bought at the ticket centre. You can buy a combined ticket with visits to Hohenschwangau Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle or the Museum of the Bavarian Kings.

View of Hohenschwangau Castle from Neuschwanstein Castle


view from Schwangau of the castle


main building at Hohenschwangau Castle


balcony at Hohenschwangau Castle with beautiful paintings on wall


view of Neuschwanstein Castle from Hohenschwangau Castle


view of castle and paintins on wall


swan fountain in garden of Hohenschwangau Castle


view of Hohenschwangau Castle from Neuschwanstein Castle




Location: Alpseestraße 30, 87645 Schwangau, Germany.


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A Bridge With A Beautiful View of Neuschwanstein Castle

The Marienbrücke(Queen Mary's bridge) close to Neuschwanstein Castle offers the most beautiful and stunning views of the castle. It's a short walk uphill from the Neuschwanstein, only around 15 minutes, just follow the signs. There's also a bus which stops close to the bridge and departs below in Schwangau at parking P4.

The bridge itself was constructed in 1845 by order of King Maximilian II over the Pöllat gorge. In 1866 King Ludwig II had the bridge improved with an iron structure to admire his new castle. The bridge was named after Queen Marie of Prussia, the mother of King Ludwig II.

Keep in mind that the bridge is a very popular place for tourists and that it can be a bit crowded. Take your time and try to go to the end of the bridge, here are fewer people.

lots of people on the bridge enjoying the view


view of Neuschwanstein castle from the bridge


view of Marienbrücke from Neuschwanstein Castle


Pöllat gorge below Marienbrücke







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A Great Time at Ravensburger Spieleland

Ravensburger Spieleland is a theme park with a holiday village in Meckenbeuren, in the south of Germany. The park has over 70 attractions devided over 8 themed worlds. The park is largely focused on younger children from 3 to 12, but has enough to offer for the whole family.

You won't find here any wild rollercoasters but lots of playgrounds and smaller rides. The thrill seekers can still try the Alpin Rafting, Wasserpolizei, Metro or the high slides. One of the main advantages of Ravensburger Spieleland is that the queues for the attractions are very short, which leaves more time for exploring and enjoying the rides.

Ravensburger is well known for its board games and here in the park you get a chance to play most games or puzzles. Lots of games can also be bought at the souvenir shop with discounts.

If you wish to spend the night here you can choose between the holiday apartments, the explorer tents or stay at the caravan pitch. Both the themed holiday apartments and explorer tents can accommodate up to six people.






Location: Am Hangenwald 1, 88074 Meckenbeuren, Germany.



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Lechfall in Füssen: a Waterfall on the River Lech

The Lechfall is a small man-made waterfall located in Füssen, Germany. It was created by a 7m high dam with five tiers. The waterfall is very popular for the beautiful views and clear water which flows into the small gorge. The best place to see the waterfall and gorge is from the Maxsteg, the bridge crossing the Lech.


view on waterfall from bridge


fence where people can put a lock on the bridge


water flowing from waterfall into a gorge


waterfall with mountains and clear water

Location: Tiroler Straße(Maxsteg bridge), Füssen, Germany.




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Beautiful Nature Along The River Lech

Beautiful blue water with pebbles and Alps


Lech River in Austria with bridge and trees


big stones next to river with blue water


sunset at Lech River in Austria

The River Lech is situated in Austria and Germany. It's source is located in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and flows after a distance of 255 km later in the Danube. The banks of the Lech are covered with pebbles, togheter with the blue water and the Alps it forms a fantastic natural beauty.

Location: Lech River, Pinswang, Austria.




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Neuschwanstein, a Fairytale Castle in Germany

view on Neuschwanstein Castle from Marienbrücke


view on Neuschwanstein Castle


close up of Neuschwanstein Castle


close up of Neuschwanstein Castle


building in inner courtyard of Neuschwanstein Castle


paintings on wall of Neuschwanstein Castle


kitchen in Neuschwanstein Castle


kitchen in Neuschwanstein Castle


statue on wall of Neuschwanstein Castle


view on Neuschwanstein Castle from Hohenschwangau


view on Neuschwanstein Castle from Marienbrücke

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe.

The 19th century castle was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria and built on the ruins of 2 previous castles that once stood here. The king was inspired by the castle of Wartburg and Château de Pierrefonds. He built Neuschwanstein Castle in honor of his friend Richard Wagner. Some rooms in the castle contains characters from Wagner's opera. The design of the castle was drawn by stage designer Christian Jank, architect Eduard Riedel realized the project.

Construction of Neuschwanstein Castle started in 1869. When King Ludwig II died in june 1886 it was not completed. At that time some rooms and buildings were undertaken a more simplified construction.

When visiting the castle you'll have to park the car at Hohenschwangau and then walk to the castle. This steep walk can take up to 40 minutes. It's also possible to take a horse carriage which will bring you close to the castle. It's recommended to reserve your tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle in advance to reduce waiting time. Tickets can be picked up at the visitor centre in Hohenschwangau. Taking pictures of the inside of the castle is not allowed during the tour.

The best place to take pictures of  Neuschwanstein Castle is from Marienbrücke(Marien Bridge). But keep in mind that it can be a bit crowded on the bridge because it's a very popular place.

Location: Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany.







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