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popular tourist destination in France

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.

legoland

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.

most visited and most famous castle in Europe

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.

beautiful house in Barcelona created by Gaudi

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.

manarola

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

Castles in Europe

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