Cologne Town Hall
The historic Cologne City Hall (Kölner Rathaus) is located in the old town of Cologne, in western Germany, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The first mention of the…

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Verkehrsmuseum Dresden
The Dresden Transport Museum presents exhibits on the history of individual modes of transport on an area of ​​5000 square meters. The institution was opened in 1956. The museum is…

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Victory Column in Berlin
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…

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Victory Column in Berlin

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

Recreation and entertainment

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

Pergamonmuseum
The Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum) is one of the most significant museums of the Museum Island in Berlin. The museum is located on the Spree River in the city center. This…

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Briefly about the cathedral in Cologne
Cologne Cathedral is located 50 meters from the main railway station of the city, so it meets every guest arriving in the metropolis by rail. The religious building of impressive…

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St. Michael's Church in Hamburg
Church of St. Michael, the official name is the main church of St. Michael (Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis) - this is the main evangelical church of Hamburg. It is located in…

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Tourists note
Public transport. It is considered one of the most harmoniously functioning on the whole continent. In addition to buses and trams, you can use the city electric trains (S-bahn) and…

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