Category: Top European Destinations

The top 5 tourist activities not to miss while visiting Frankfurt – Germany

1. Senckenberg Natural History Museum

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In Frankfurt’s Senckenberg Gardens, the Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the most modern museums of natural history in Europe, and the second largest of its kind in Germany. Along with its numerous displays relating to our planet’s biodiversity and the evolution of organisms, the museum houses Europe’s biggest exhibition of large dinosaurs

2. The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art

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The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most important galleries of contemporary art. Opened in 1991 in a stunning post-modern building in the heart of the city, the museum’s vast collection includes some 5,000 fine examples from more than 450 leading artists spanning the 1960s to the present, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Francis Bacon.

3. St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral

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Interior of St. Bartholomäuas Cathedral – Frankfurt am Main, 31.5.2014

Roman Catholic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral was built of red sandstone in Gothic style between the 13th and 15th centuries, and at 95 meters, still manages to stand out in this city of skyscrapers. One of only a handful of churches in Germany to be designated as an Imperial Cathedral, it was here from 1562 to 1792 that the coronation of Emperors took place in the Election Chapel.

4. Zoo Frankfurt

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Home to more than 4,500 animals representing at least 450 different species, Zoo Frankfurt covers 32 acres near the city’s old Friedberger Tor. Founded in 1858, it’s Germany’s second oldest zoo and is noted for its many excellent animal houses, including the unique Grzimek House with its displays of Madagascar’s diverse fauna.

5. The Palm Garden

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Highlights of the The Palm Garden is to visit the outdoor botanical exhibits laid out according to their geographical location, along with a number of greenhouses containing subtropical and tropical plant species. The gardens also offer recreational facilities such as boating, a children’s playground, and picnic spots. From Palmergarten, the Europaturm – a telecommunications tower also known as the Tower of Europe – is just a short walk away, and worth visiting for its viewing platform and restaurant.

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Buckingham Palace, The official London Residence With More Then 775 Rooms Is Truly Worth Visiting.

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to … Continue reading Buckingham Palace, The official London Residence With More Then 775 Rooms Is Truly Worth Visiting.

Don’t miss out on the beautiful Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera in Croatia

Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera is the largest national park in Croatia with a estimated 1.1 million visitors each year.

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The national park is world famous for its lage arranged in cascades.
Currently 16 lakes can be seen from the surface, these lakes are a result of the confluence of several small river and subterranean karst rivers. the lakes are all internconnected and follow the water flow.

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The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk created over thousands  years dams wich turned into a series of beautful lakes, caves and waterfalls. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

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Facts and History about the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Although only a third as high as the Washington Monument, it was a miracle of medieval engineering, probably the tallest bell towers in Europe. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square, the tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries

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The height of the tower is 55.86 metres (183.27 feet) from the ground on the low side and 56.67 metres (185.93 feet) on the high side, The tower has eight stories, including the chamber for the bells.
The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase.

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Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. This means that the top of the tower is displaced horizontally The tower is also slightly curved from the attempts by various architects to keep it from leaning more or falling over. In the 1920s the foundations of the tower were injected with cement grouting that has stabilized the tower to some extent. Until recent years tourists were not allowed to climb the staircase inside the tower, due to consolidation work, but now the leaning Tower of Pisa is open again and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy!

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