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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.

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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.

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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.

Old Harbor at the Motława River in Gdansk

The Motława River embankment is one of the most visited places in Gdansk. You can find here lots of cozy restaurants, beautiful buildings and it is a starting point for cruises on the Motława River with a visit to Gdansk Shipyard.

Lots of tourists are also attracted by one of the symbols of the city, the medieval port crane (Zuraw) which dates back to 1442-1444. It now is part of the National Maritime Museum and houses a collection of permanent exhibitions.

Another part of the National Maritime Museum that can be visited in Gdansk's old harbor is the SS Sołdek. This was the first ship built after the Second World War in the Gdansk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdańsk). It also was the first seagoing ship in the history of the Polish shipbuilding industry.

Close to the SS Sołdek you can find the Granaries on Ołowianka Island. They consist of three buildings of which the walls survived after World War II and were reconstructed in 1985. Now they are the main exhibition space of the Central Maritime Museum.

Location: Długie Pobrzeże, 22-100 Gdańsk, Poland


view of Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


view of Zuraw in Old Harbor in Gdansk


Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


SS Sołdek in the Old Harbor on the Motława River in Gdansk


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The Long Market in the Main Town of Gdansk

The Long Market (Długi Targ) in Gdansk is part of the Royal Way which begins at the Golden Gate and ends with the Green Gate. Like in the Long Street (Ulica Długa), you can find here lots of colorful and important buildings. It also has many small tourist stalls and restaurants.

One of the eyecatchers here is the Neptune Fountain from the beginning of the 17th century. It was designed by Abraham van den Blocke and symbolizes the strong connection between Gdansk and the sea.

Another important landmark at the Long Market is Artus Court (Dwór Artusa). This house is located behind the Neptune Fountain and was originally built around 1350. The impressive facade was also created by Abraham van den Blocke between 1616-1618. Artus Court served as a meeting place for rich merchants and patriciates and was a centre of social life. It now is part of Gdansk History Museum.

Location: Długi Targ, Gdańsk, Poland.


Neptune Fountain on the Long Market in Gdansk


Artus Court on the Long Market in Gdansk


statues on house of Long Market in Gdansk


colorful buildings on the Long Market in Gdansk


Gdansk's Main Town Hall on the Long Market


colorful buildings on the Long Market in Gdansk


beautiful decorated house on the Long Market in Gdansk


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Walking Between Treetops in Ziegelwies

This treetops walk is located at the Walderlebniszentrum(forest adventure center) in Ziegelwies, close to the Lechfall in Füssen. It crosses the Austria-Germany border and offers magnificent views of the surrounding area. The length of the path is 480 m and its highest point is 21 m above the ground. You can access the path either from the Austrian or the German side.

Besides having a treetop walk, the Walderlebniszentrum also has 2 hiking trials which are ideal to visit with children. The Auwaldpfad(river forest trail) is 1,5 km long and the Bergwaldpfad(mountain forest trail) is 1,7 km long. Both paths are located in Ziegelwies and start at the forest adventure center.

Location: Tiroler Str. 10, 87629 Füssen, Germany.

wooden footpath between treetops in Walderlebniszentrum Ziegelwies


walking between treetops with alps in background


walking between treetops in Walderlebniszentrum Ziegelwies


wooden footpath between treetops in forest adventure center


walking between treetops in forest adventure center in Ziegelwies



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Highline 179: Spectacular Footbridge in Austria

Located in Reutte, Austria, Highline 179 is one of the longest span footbridges in the world. With a length of 406m and a height of 114m, the bridge connects the ruins of Ehrenberg Castle and Fort Claudia. The metal footpath of Highline 179 is 1,2 wide and you can see straight down below, you'll also notice that it slightly moves. The name of the bridge comes from highway 179 that runs under it.

When it opened in 2014, Highline 179 was the longest span Tibet-style suspension bridge in the world. In 2017 its first place was taken by the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge which opened then in Randa, Switzerland.

Tickets for Highline 179 can be purchased at the visitor centre below or from the machine at the bridge. Remember that it is a steep walk to the top but is rewarded with beautiful views.

Location: Klause 1, 6600 Reutte, Austria.


view of Highline 179 from down below


view of Highline 179 from Ehrenberg Castle


view of Highline 179 when walking on footpath


looking down below from Highline 179 in Reutte


looking down below from Highline 179 in Reutte


view of Highline 179 from Fort Claudia side


view of Highline 179 and Ehrenberg Castle



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The Long Street in the Main Town of Gdansk

The Long Street (Ulica Długa) is one of the most beautiful and important streets in the Main Town of Gdansk. It begins at the Golden Gate and ends at the Long Market (Długi Targ). You'll notice this street has a lot of colorful and beautiful decorated buildings. Together with the long market this was where the wealthiest residents of Gdansk used to live.

The most famous houses in the Long Street are the Uphagen House (Kamienica Uphagena) at nr. 12, the Ferber House (Dom Ferberów) at nr. 28, and the Schumann House (Dom Szumannów) at nr. 45. The Uphagen House is open for visitors, it houses the Museum of Burgher Interiors.

Gdansk's Main Town Hall is the last building before you enter the Long Market. It can be recognized by the large tower, which makes it the second highest building of the Main Town. It used to be the seat of the city authorities until 1921, now it houses a Historical Museum. Its tower can also be visited for which you have to pay separately.

Location: Ulica Długa, Gdańsk, Poland.


Long Street in Main Town of Gdansk


statues on facade of house in Long Street in Gdansk


decorated facade of house in Ulica Długa in Gdansk


beautiful decorated wooden door in Gdansk


decorated facade in Gdansk


decorated facade in Ulica Długa in Gdansk


beautiful house in Long Street in Gdansk


colorful houses in Ulica Długa in Gdansk


view of Golden Gate from Long Street in Gdansk



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