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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.

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.

The Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

beech trees

Emerald LakeThe Emerald Lake in Szczecin is located in the Beech Woods in the district Zdroje. On this place used to be a chalk mine which filled with water in 1925. Its emerald colour comes from the calcium carbonate in the water. The lake has a surface of 4,5 ha and a depth of 20 m.


Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is located in southern Luxembourg at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the world and has several institutions of the European Union.

Luxembourg Flag

Guillame IIStatue of Guillame II, King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Duke of Limburg from 1849 until 1840.


Luxembourg centre

Luxembourg centre

Luxembourg centre

Luxembourg centre

Grande-Duchesse CharlotteStatue of Grande-Duchesse Charlotte


Luxembourg centre

Red BridgeView of the Red Bridge, it connects Luxembourg`s old town centre with the Kirchsberg Plateau.


spanish turretA Spanish Turret, with a view of the Pfaffenthal.


Fort Thüngen and the Mudam

Fort Thüngen, Mudam

Named after Baron Thüngen, an Austrian commander, Fort Thüngen was built in 1732 as part of the city defences. The fort was partly dismantled after the Treaty of London in 1867. Only the three round towers, also known as the Three Acorns and the foundation walls remained.

Another interesting attraction that is situated at Fort Thüngen is the Mudam, the Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean. It was designed by Sino-Americain architect Ieoh Ming Pei and was inaugurated on 1 July 2006 by Grand Duke Jean.


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The Three Towers

Three Towers, Luxembourg[2]


Three Towers, Luxembourg

The Three Towers are remains of the second fortified wall around Luxembourg City. They were built in 1050 and are one of the oldest structures in the city.


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Bock Promontory

Bock Promontory, Luxembourg


Bock Promontory, Luxembourg[1]


Bock Promontory, Luxembourg[2]

The Bock Promontory is a rock on which Siegfried, Count of Ardenne, built his castle in 963. This would be the start of the city of Luxembourg. Under the castle is a 23 km long network of passages and galleries called the Bock Casemates. They used to house soldiers, kitchens and workshops.

After the Treaty of London in 1867, Luxembourg required to dismantle its fortifications. Today the Bock Promontory is one of the few fortifications left.


Notre-Dame Cathedral

exterior of the cathedral

flags in cathedral

inside the cathedral

stained glass windowsThe Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City was originally a Jesuit Church. It was constructed between 1613 and 1621 in late Gothic style. The interior is decorated with wonderful stained glass windows, massive pillars and a beautiful Baroque organ in the back of the cathedral. The crypt of the Notre-Dame with twelve columns supporting the church above, contains the burial vaults of the Bishops and the vault of the grand-ducal family.



Pont Adolphe

Pont Adolphe The Pont Adolphe in Luxembourg City was erected between 1900 and 1903 during the rule of Grand Duke Adolphe. At that time the bridge had the biggest stone arch in the world. It crosses the Petrusse Valley at a height of 42 metres and has a span of more than 85 metres.



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Neumünster Abbey

Neumünster Abbey


Neumünster Abbey[1]


Neumünster Abbey[2]

After being a Benedictine Abbey and a prison, Neumünster Abbey has been restored to become a multicultural centre. Located in the Grund district of Luxembourg City, the building now hosts concerts, seminars, workshops and exhibitions.
Since 1997, Neumünster Abbey is also the home of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.


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Gëlle Fra

Gelle Fra

Gelle Fra The Gëlle Fra (Golden Lady) is a Monument of Remembrance that is dedicated to the Luxembourgers that volunteered in the First World War. It is situated on Constitution Square in Luxembourg City.



Saint Michael's Church

Saint Michael's Church

Saint Michael's Church

Saint Michael's Church The Saint Michael's Church is the oldest place of worship in Luxembourg City. The first church on this spot was build in 987 but was destroyed several times over the following centuries. The building was given its present shape around 1688 after it was damaged by the troops of Louis XIV. The Saint Michael's Church is located at the Fish Market in the Old Town of Luxembourg City.



The Grand Ducal Palace

Grand Ducal Palace

Grand Ducal Palace

Grand Ducal Palace

Chamber of DeputiesThe Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City is the official residence of the Grand Duke. The building was constructed in 1572 and originally housed the city's town hall. An annex to the building was built in 1859 and is the seat of the Chamber of Deputies. The Grand Ducal Palace is located in the old town, next to the Place Guillaume.



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The Grund in luxembourg City

The Grund is one of the oldest parts in the centre of Luxembourg City. It is located below the city on the banks of the Alzette river. A great way to discover this beautiful quarter is by taking the Wenzel walking tour that will also bring you to other beautiful places in the city. The Grund is popular for its nightlife and was added to the Unesco World Heritage list.


ruins in the Grund in Luxembourg


view of lower part of the Grund and old walls in Luxembourg


colourful houses in the Grund in Luxembourg


view of houses and river in Luxembourg Grund


view of houses and river in Luxembourg Grund


houses on river banks in the Grund in Luxembourg


old walls in Luxembourg Grund


old viaduct Luxembourg Grund


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Cochem

Cochem is the capital of the district Cochem-Zell in western Germany. It is situated in the valley of the Mosel, surrounded by vineyards.
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