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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 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 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.

Bokrijk's Outdoor Playground in Genk

Besides having an Open Air Museum and Arboretum, Bokrijk also has a large outdoor playground. When visiting Bokrijk with children this is a recommended stopover for a great time. The playground has a zone for every age with slides, swings, a climbing net, mini-cars and a small adventure park. Bokrijk's playground is open all year round, entrance is free.

Bokrijk's Playground wih lots of slides

climbing in Bokrijk's Playground

big spiderweb for climbing in playground

adventure park at Bokrijk's Playground

Bokrijk's Playground for smaller children

Bokrijk's Playground for smaller children

Bokrijk's Playground for smaller children

Bokrijk's Playground for smaller children

Location: Bokrijklaan 1, 3600 Genk, Belgium.

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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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