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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 Falowiec in Gdansk: Longest Residential Building in Poland

This might not be on everyone's list when visiting Gdansk, but when you're in the neighbourhood it's a nice extra to see. The building is also located close to the Ronald Reagan Park and the Przymorze Shopping Centre.

In Gdansk you can find more of these types of buildings, called Falowiec, in the late 1960s and 1970s a total of 8 were built. The Falowiec is characterised by its length and wavy shape. This particular building, located at Obrońców Wybrzeża street in Gdansk, has a lenght of around 860 m. This makes it the longest residential building in Poland and one of the longest in Europe. It's estimated that around 6000 people live here in more than 1700 apartments.

 Longest Residential Building in Poland, Falowiec Gdansk


rear end of Falowiec Gdansk


 Longest Residential Building in Poland, Falowiec Gdansk, Longest Residential Building in Poland


 Longest Residential Building in Poland, Falowiec Gdansk


 Longest Residential Building in Poland, Falowiec Gdansk


 Longest Residential Building in Poland, Falowiec Gdansk


 Longest Residential Building in Poland, Falowiec Gdansk

Location: Obrońców Wybrzeża 4-10, 80-398 Gdańsk, Poland.


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Amusement Park Bobbejaanland in Belgium

Dreamcatcher ride in Bobbejaanland


King Kong ride in Bobbejaanland


Bob Express ride in Bobbejaanland


Okidoki rollercoaster in Bobbejaanland


Indiana River ride in Bobbejaanland


Speedy Bob rollercoaster in Bobbejaanland


Indoor Playground Kids Country in Bobbejaanland


Typhoon rollercoaster in Bobbejaanland

Bobbejaanland is one of the most popular amusement parks in Belgium. With over 40 attractions and a stunt show it is an ideal day out for the family.

The park was named after Bobbejaan Schoepen, a singer and entertainer who founded Bobbejaanland in 1961. Since 2004 the park is owned by Parques Reunidos.

Highlights of Bobbejaanland include the Dream Catcher, Typhoon, El Rio, Sledge Hammer and Mount Mara. For the younger childeren you can find here Kids Country, lots of smaller attractions and the rollercoaster Okidoki.

Location: Olensteenweg 45, 2460 Kasterlee, 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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