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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.

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.

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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.

Gdynia Aquarium in Poland

The aquarium in Gdynia at the Baltic Coast is one of the largest in Poland. Divided over 3 floors, you can find here more than 1500 live organisms from about 250 species. These species come from four major biotopes in the world: coral reefs, ocean tides, dense rainforests of the Amazon and the Baltic Sea.

Location: al. Jana Pawła II 1, 81-345 Gdynia, Poland.

clown fish in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


sea urchin in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


anaconda in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


sea turtle in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


blue sea fish in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


jellyfish in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


sea turtles on display in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


colourful lobsters in Gdynia Aquarium in Poland


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Sopot's Pier: the Longest Wooden Pier in Europe

Sopot's pier dates back to 1827 and was built by dr George Haffner. He was a doctor in Napoleon's army and founder of the first spa in Sopot. The original pier was 31.5 m, it's present shape was given in 1928 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pier. It now stretches 511.5 m into the sea, which makes it the longest wooden pier in Europe.

Since 2011 a marina is operating at the pier's head, this can accomodate 100 boats. You can also find a restaurant here and it is a starting point for boat trips. You can chose to take a cruise on a pirate ship, take a banana boat or rent jetski's. It's also possible to take the water tram to Hel and Gdansk from here.

If you wish to walk on the pier you have to pay a small admission fee, this is used for the maintenance of the structure.

Location: Plac Zdrojowy 2, 81-723 Sopot, Poland.


Sopot's Pier, longest wooden pier in Europe


view of wooden structure of Sopot's Pier


boats at Sopot's Pier waiting for passengers


marina at Sopot's Pier in Poland


marina at Sopot's Pier in Poland


catamaran for hire at Sopot's Pier in Poland


Pirate ship and small cruise boat heading towards Sopot's Pier in Poland


close view of pirate ship heading towards Sopot's Pier in Poland


view of Sopot's Pier from viewing deck



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Shopping in the Crooked House in Sopot, Poland

The Crooked House (Krzywy Domek) is the most popular and most photographed landmark in Sopot, Poland. This famous building from 2004 is part of the Rezydent shopping center which is 4000 m2 big. Krzywy Domek was designed by Polish architects Szotyńscy & Zaleski and was inspired by the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and drawings of Sopot resident Per Dahlberg.

Location: Bohaterów Monte Cassino 53, 81-767 Sopot, Poland.

View of the Crooked House in Sopot, Poland.


Krzywy Domek in Sopot, Poland


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Tarzan en Jane: the Largest Indoor Playground of the Benelux

Tarzan en Jane is a new indoor playground situated in Heusden-Zolder in Belgium, it claims to be the largest indoor playground of the Benelux. With a surface of over 4000m², the playground is a guaranteed success for all childeren from 2 to 12. Attractions they can find here are a toboggan run and snowglider, a gameroom, glow in the dark mini golf, laser shooting, trampolines, bouncing castles and an obstacle course.

Besides having an indoor playground, Tarzan and Jane has an outdoor playground as well which is included in the entrance fee. Outside you can also find an adventure mine golf and a footgolf course.

Location: M. Scheperslaan 183, 3550 Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

inside Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


toboggan run of Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground in Heusden-Zolder


Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


glow in the dark mini golf in Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


outdoor mini golf in Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


outdoor playground with gorilla in Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


footgolf course in Tarzan en Jane Indoor Playground


outdoor playground in Tarzan en Jane


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Fort Claudia, Part of Burgenwelt Ehrenberg

Fort Claudia lies on a opposing mountain of Ehrenberg Castle, it was once used for the recapturing of the castle. The fort was built from 1639 to 1645 and named after Claudia de Medici, the Archduchess of Tyrol. It was closed down in 1782 after the fort was taken by the Bavarians and was left uninhabited from that time.

If you wish to visit Fort Claudia you can use Highline 179 from the Ehrenberg Castle ruins or use a hiking trail from Heiterwang leading to the fort.

Location: (from Highline 179) Klause 1, 6600 Reutte, Austria.


front view of Fort Claudia in Reutte


ruins of Fort Claudia in Austrian Alps


view inside Fort Claudia


view of valley from Fort Claudia in Reutte, Austria


view inside Fort Claudia


Fort Claudia, Part of Burgenwelt Ehrenberg


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Ehrenberg Castle Ruins in the Austrian Alps

Ehrenberg Castle, Built in 1296, is located in Reutte, in the Austrian Alps. For centuries the castle was the seat of the government for this part of Austria. It also played an important role in different wars because of a crucial trade route which passed through here from north to south.

The ruins are part of Burgenwelt Ehrenberg. This includes Fort Claudia, Schlosskopf Fortress, Ehrenberger Klause in the valley and Ehrenberg Castle.

Close to the ruins you can find Highline 179, one of the longest span footbridges in the world. The bridge connects the ruins of Ehrenberg Castle and Fort Claudia.

Location: Klause 1, 6600 Reutte, Austria.

entrance to Ehrenberg Castle in Reutte


view of tower at Ehrenberg Castle and Alps in the background


ruins of Ehrenberg Castle in Reutte


remaining wall of Ehrenberg Castle


view of ruins at Ehrenberg Castle in Austria


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view of Ehrenberg Castle from Highline 179



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Sliding Down a Glacier on the Zugspitze in Germany

Germany's largest glacier, the Schneeferner, is located on the Zugspitze in the Bavarian Alps. This glacier was once part of the Plattachferner, a glacier which covered almost an area of 300 hectares. Today it has shrunk so much that the Schneeferner is in danger of disappearing. However everything possible is being done to preserve the glacier as long as possible.

The Zugspitze Glacier is still a popular place for skiers and snowboarders during the winter months and offers perfectly prepared slopes. During the summer months visitors can borrow a toboggan for free and slide down the glacier. It's also possible to have a glacier walk and enjoy fantastic views.

You can reach the Schneeferner by taking the glacier lifts from the top of the Zugspitze. It has an infrastructure with 2 restaurants and a sun terrace which makes it an excellent place to admire the surroundings.

Location: Schneeferner, Zugspitze, Germany.


Sliding Down a Glacier on a toboggan on the Zugspitze


view of Zugspitze and snow for sliding


restaurants close to the Schneeferner Glacier on the Zugspitze


Schneeferner Glacier on Zugspitze and clouds


church close to Schneeferner Glacier on the Zugspitze


view of restaurants close to Schneeferner Glacier on Zugspitze


glacier lifts from top of the Zugspitze to Schneeferner Glacier


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Zugspitze, Germany's Highest Mountain

With a height of 2962m, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. It's part of the Wetterstein Mountains and lies at the Austria-Germany border. The top of the Zugspitze can be reached from two different sides. You can take the Eibsee Cable Car at the German side of the mountain or the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn in Ehrwald, Austria.

The top offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. We arrived on a cloudy day and couldn't see as far as on a sunny day, but it was still a special experience being surrounded by clouds. When you take the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn in Ehrwald you also get a free ticket to the museum “Fascination Zugspitze”. This museum explains more about the historical developments on the Zugspitze.

At the top you'll also find a great infrastructure with lots of restaurants to choose from. Everything from small appetizers to a large meal and with a great view to enjoy.

Besides all of this there's one more thing you can do for a complete visit to the Zugspitze. You can take a cable car from the summit to a glacier which is situated 300m below. This is a great place for everyone who likes to slide down a glacier.

Locations cable car:
- Tiroler Zugspitzbahn: Obermoos 1, 6632 Ehrwald, Austria
- Eibsee Cable Car: Am Eibsee 6, 82491 Grainau, Germany


view from the Zugspitze in Germany


snow and clouds on summit of the Zugspitze


view on mountains and valley from top of the Zugspitze


snow on mountains surrounding the Zugspitze


old cable car in museum on Zugspitze


view from viewing platform in museum on top of Zugspitze


old pictures in museum of Zugspitze


old posters in museum of Zugspitze


starting point Tiroler Zugspitzbahn



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