The Victory Column was erected as a symbol of triumph in the unifying Prussian wars against Denmark, Austria, and then France in the second half of the 19th century. The author of the project was the architect Heinrich Strack (Heinrich Strack).
The official opening ceremony of the Victory Column took place in 1873, while it was exactly timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the victory in the battle of the French Sedan, September 2. The opening ceremony was attended personally by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck.
The Victory Column was mounted on a pedestal made of red granite, initially it consisted of three parts, and instead of decorations, gilded trophy guns crowned with gilded laurel wreaths were used: Danish on the lower, Austrian on the middle, and French on the top. Continue reading
Tourists like to spend their leisure time in local amusement parks. In the south-west of the country, in the town of Rust, federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, there is the most famous international park in the world – Europa Park. Having visited it, you are simultaneously visiting several countries: England, Holland, Austria, Spain, France, Russia and even the fabulous Viking Country.
The Legoland amusement park, which opened in May 2002 in the town of Gunzburg (Bavaria), is also very popular. Numerous attractions, more than forty, are waiting for children and adults surrounded by a picturesque forest of 140 hectares, as well as numerous shows, interactive contests and theatrical performances. By its fame, this park is not inferior to the Hansa Park, which is located at the other end of Germany – not far from Lübeck, in the southeast of Schleswig-Holstein. Continue reading