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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.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg

view from Heidelberg castle on the Church of the Holy Spirit


view of the tower of the Church of the Holy Spirit


inside view of church 
 with stained glass windows


view of arches of church and ceiling


decoration on ceiling of church


red stained glass window


memorial tablet inside the Church of the Holy Spirit

The Church of the Holy Spirit(Heiliggeistkirche) in Heidelberg was built from 1398 to 1441. It's located at the main market square and dominates the old town.

The church has been home to Catholics and Protestants during the centuries. In 1706 a barrier was erected because both wanted to hold service here. The barrier stayed for 230 years in its place until it was removed in 1936. Today, the Church of the Holy Spirit is a Protestant Church.

It is also famous for being the burial place of 55 Prince Electors and for hosting the famous Bibliotheca Palatina until 1623.

Location: Marktplatz, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany


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Hotel Zum Ritter Sankt Georg in Heidelberg

front view of facade of exclusive hotel in Heidelberg


close up of Renaissance facade

Built in 1592, Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg (Knight St. George) is one of the most beautiful and historic buildings of Heidelberg. It was commissioned by the Huguenot cloth merchant Charles Bélier who had emigrated from France. The hotel with the splendid Renaissance facade is one of very few buildings of Heidelberg that survived the Wars of Succession.

Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg is located in the heart of the old town, close to all the main attractions. The guests are offered 37 totally renovated rooms and suites which feature views of the street and the castle.

Location: Hauptstraße 178, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


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Karl Theodor Bridge in Heidelberg

side view of the Old Bridge in Heidelberg


view from Heidelberg Castle on the Old Bridge


statue of Brückenaffe at the bridge


statue on the bridge of Heidelberg


close up of statue on the bridge of Heidelberg


close up of statue monkey on Heidelberg Bridge

The Karl Theodor Bridge or Alte Brücke(Old Bridge) is Heidelberg's most notable bridge. The bridge is the ninth over the river Neckar. It dates back to 1788 when Elector Karol Theodor ordered the construction of a stone bridge.

The Bridge has a length of 200 metres and a width of 7 metres. In WWII it was destroyed by German soldiers, but was rebuilt in 1947.

On the Altstad side of the bridge stands a statue of a monkey (Brückenaff). Touch the mirror for wealth, the mice for many children and the fingers for a return to Heidelberg.


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Heidelberg Castle: One of Germany's Most Famous Castles

view of Heidelberg Castle from the old town


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ruins of Heidelberg Castle


tower and ruins of Heidelberg Castle


ruins of Heidelberg Castle


view on tower and old town of Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany's most famous and visited landmarks. It is located in the hills, overlooking the old town of Heidelberg.

The castle was constructed in the 14th century and further extended over the next 300 years. It was used as the residence of the Prince Electors until the late 16 century when French troops destroyed most parts of the castle. In 1764, it was struck by lightning leaving it permanently uninhabitable.

Heidelberg Castle can be reached on foot, by car or funicular. The departure station of the funicular is at the Kornmarkt.

Location: Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


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Kiewit Nature Domain

tourist information centre at Kiewit Nature Domain


park with trees, grass and flowers


wooden walking path through the forest


blossoms at trees


sheep in field eating grass


close up of turkey


horses in field eating grass


big pig standing in mud

The Nature Domain in Kiewit is the green lung of Hasselt. With a surface of almost 100 ha, the domain offers a variety of things to do.

It has a beautiful park in English style with a 19th century mansion. A Petting zoo with playground, a herb garden, an insect garden and a butterfly garden. You can have a closer look at the Galloway cattle and see the bees in the beehive.

The domain has many paths to enjoy a nature walk or you can even discover it in an covered wagon.

Location: Putvennestraat 108, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium


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Blankenberge Beach

sandy beach and apartments with coastline view


cabins on the beach and the pier in the background


view from the pier in Blankenberge on the beach


Blankenberge Beach and apartments wih coastline view


Blankenberge Beach and apartments wih coastline view

Blankenberge is one of the most visited coastal towns in Belgium. Its white sandy beach is 3 km long and is dominated by the Pier. It's the ideal place for the sunbather but has also a lot to offer for the more active tourists.


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Blankenberge Pier

view on the pier in Blankenberge from the beach


view from the pier on the coast of Blankenberge


people fisching on Blankenberge pier


close up Blankenberge pier

The pier in Blankenberge was constructed in 1933 and stretches 350 m into the sea. It offers magnificent views of the tides. The pier also houses a restaurant and host different events.


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