Landmarks, sightseeing and curiosities
Construction completed on: March 31, 1889 (flag placed on top), built for the Universal Exhibition in honor of the French Revolution Designers: Gustave Eiffel & Cie Contractors: Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier Architect: Stephen...
Saint Malo, France
The Sculptured Rocks (in French: Les Rochers sculptés the Rotheneuf) are a relatively unknown attraction in France. It is a remarkably large area, close to the sea. The rocks are human figures, carved as realistic as fairytale. This gives an...
Ljubuski, Bosnia Herzegovina
The gem of this region is the crystal-clear water of the Trebizat River. Southeast of Ljubuski are the Kravica Waterfalls. Stretching over 100m across and tumbling down 25m, Kravica is one of the largest waterfalls in Herzegovina and certainly the...
In Carnac, Brittany, France, the famous stone patterns from Le Ménec and Kermario. In total, there remain about 2,600 of the original estimated 11,000 stones. A distinction is made between (only) standing stones called menhirs known from the...
At 142 metres, it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874. It remained the tallest church in the world until 1880, when it was surpassed firstly by Cologne Cathedral and then the 161 metre Ulm Münster. Today it is the fourth-tallest...
Big Ben is one of London's best-known landmarks, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. You even know when parliament is in session, because a light shines above the clock face. The four dials of the clock are...
The Belize Barrier Reef in the Caribbean is the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and the second after the Australian Great Barrier Reef. Countless Corals Islands line the 256 kilometres of the Coral Reef and make all kinds of water...
The Château de la Hunaudaye is located at Plédéliac, Côtes d'Armor, Bretagne. From 14th june to 14th september, the castel is open every day from 10:30 to 18:30 The Château de la Hunaudaye was built 800 years ago on an ancient...
Wewelsburg Castle was built between 1603 and1609 in Weser Renaissance style as a supplementary residence for the Prince Bishops of Paderborn. The triangular castle, which is located in the village of Wewelsburg (Büren) in the district of Paderborn,...
In the early 14th century, the townspeople of Aachen took over the ruined palace of Charlemagne. On its foundation they built the gothic town hall, which was converted into a baroque building in the 17th and 18th centuries. The town hall was...
Landmarks, sightseeing and curiosities
Austin, United States
The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway." The road is widely considered...
Dziani Dzaha, or Lake Dziani, is a crater lake on the island of Pamanzi in the French overseas territory of Mayotte. This crater-lake, located in the heart of the island of Pamanzi, is very easily reached. The road takes you nearly directly to...
Riga Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Latvia Evangelical Lutheran Church and a significant symbol of Latvia spiritual life. Historically, Riga Cathedral was the main bishop's church of Livonia right until 1561 when Livonia collapsed. It...
Great Fault, Malta
The Maltese Victoria Lines built by the British and finished in the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1897), hence their name. The Victoria Lines Malta walk route starts or finishes from Madliena Heights (east) near the Madliena Fort...
The Rhine Tower, Dusseldorf's most recognisable landmark created by architect H. Deilmann and build in 1979 – 1982, is situated on the edge of the city centers southern district at the entrance to the Media Harbour, directly next to the North...
Washington, United States
The Supreme Court Building is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays and on federal holidays. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of educational programs available during...
With its dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, it's easy to see why Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. Surrounded by Culzean Country Park, an...
On 13 May 1917, three children were pasturing their little flock in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima, town of Vila Nova de Ourém. today the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. They were called: Lucia de Jesus, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta...
Built by Elector Friederich III in 1699 as a summer palace for his wife Sophie Charlotte, this regal estate, the largest palace in Berlin, is framed by a baroque-style garden. Inside, a collection of 18th century French paintings is the largest of...
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