Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne

Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne

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The Roman-Germanic Museum is an archaeological museum in Cologne, Germany. It has a large collection of Roman artifacts from the Roman settlement of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, on which modern Cologne is built. The museum protects the original site of a Roman town villa, from which a large Dionysus mosaic remains in its original place in the basement, and the related Roman Road just outside. The present building was opened in 1974 and is situated in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral. It was built on the walls of a Roman villa which was discovered in 1941 and which contained the world-famous Dionysos mosaic.

Opening hours:
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Admission:
Adults 6 EUR

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Animals: Red Panda Facts and Photos

Animals: Red Panda Facts and Photos

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The Red Panda lives beneath the forest canopy in the mountains in Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Laos and Myanmar. There are 2 subspecies, which live in slightly different geographical areas. The red panda has small features like a cat but the markings of a panda or raccoon. In fact it looks like a cross between all three. It is about the size of a raccoon and weighs 7 to 14 pounds. They are about 20 to 26 inches long with their tail an additional 12 to 20 inches.Red pandas live 12 to 14 years. It is an omnivore (eats both plants and animals). It mostly eats bamboo, but it also consumes fruit, roots, eggs and small mammals. Red panda is diurnal animal that is mostly active in the morning and late afternoon.

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Linn Castle and Museum in Krefeld, Germany

Linn Castle and Museum in Krefeld, Germany

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The Linn Castle is certainly one of the places which must be visited in Germany. The historical monument is located in Krefeld, in western Germany. The fortress was built in the 12th century. Unfortunately, during the Spanish War of 1704, the historical monument was severely damaged. The castle suffered severe damage and during both world wars. In 1926, however, it was decided to restore the fortress. Efforts are considerable for its renewal. Thanks to the efforts of locals, modern image of the fort revives the old glory of the Krefeld landmark.

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Glass Dome – The National Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany

Glass Dome – The National Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany

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The current Reichstag dome is a glass dome with a 360 degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape, constructed on top of the rebuilt Reichstag building in Berlin. It was designed by architect Norman Foster and built to symbolize the reunification of Germany. The Reichstag dome, the roof terrace and the German parliament attract visitors from all over the world. The debating chamber of the Bundestag, the German parliament, can be seen down below. A mirrored cone in the center of the dome directs sunlight into the building. The dome is open to the public and can be reached by climbing two steel, spiraling ramps that are reminiscent of a double-helix.

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Zwinger Palace in Dresden

Zwinger Palace in Dresden

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The Zwinger is a palace in the eastern German city of Dresden, built in Rococo style and designed by court architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. The Zwinger was commissioned by Augustus II, king of Poland and elector of Saxony, as a place for entertainments, tournaments, and royal festivities. It is conveniently located in the city center, part of the historic heart of the Altstadt or the Old Town. A Zwinger was a fort or a defensive building constructed between the inner and outer walls of a city.However, this particular Zwinger was never used for such a purpose. Zwinger Dresden attracts thousands of visitors per year.

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Burgk Castle above the Saale River – German Castles

Burgk Castle above the Saale River – German Castles

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Burgk Castle is situated above the Saale River on the outskirts of the Thuringia Forest. A residence in the area was first mentioned in 1365, but the castle seen today is not the original building. The exact date of the rebuilding is unknown, but is believed to be some time in the late 1500′s or early 1600′s. The Red Tower and a castle wall is marked with the date 1545. Burgk Castle is a mix of architecture ranging from Gothic to Rococco, with the interior decorated in various styles. Burgk Castle has historic rooms, a Knights’ Hall, a castle chapel with a Silbermann organ, late medieval defences, an historic castle kitchen, music salon, Chinese room, show bedroom and a park with a music pavilion. The castle houses an art collection, and exhibitions and concerts are held here.

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Follow the History of Audi Museum Mobile, Ingolstadt

Follow the History of Audi Museum Mobile, Ingolstadt

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Museum mobile is an automobile museum owned and operated by Audi AG in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Opened in 2000, it is devoted to the history of Audi and its predecessors, and is the focal point of the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. The Customer Center, the “Audi museum mobile”, the “Market and Customer” building and the expansive Piazza, with their open, transparent architecture, lend a unique flair. Yet the Audi Forum Ingolstadt is primarily a meeting place, open all year round, where the emphasis is on people.

Opening hours:

Central Reception
Monday – Saturday 7.00 am – 8.30 pm
Sundays and public holidays 9.00 am – 8.30 pm

Info Pavilion
Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 8.00 pm
Saturday 7.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sundays and public holidays 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

Customer Center
Monday – Saturday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Audi Shop
Monday – Saturday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

museum mobile
Monday – Sunday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

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A Beautiful Wood Carving in Kevelaer, Germany

A Beautiful Wood Carving in Kevelaer, Germany

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Kevelaer is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It is the best visited Catholic pilgrimage location within north-western Europe. More than 1 million pilgrims, mostly from Germany and the Netherlands, visit Kevelaer every year to honour the Virgin Mary.

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Autostadt Wolfsburg in Germany

Autostadt Wolfsburg in Germany

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Volkswagen has been making cars in Wolfsburg, Germany since 1939. Today, the made-to-order factory town of Wolfsburg has grown into a city of 123,000, and a former industrial area next to the Volkswagen factory has become the Autostadt, an automotive theme park that has attracted more than 10 million visitors since its opening on June 1, 2000. The Autostadt is open on 363 days a year between 9:00 h and 18:00 h (excluding the 24th and 31st of December) Autostadt has a state-of-the-art car museum, brand pavilions for marques that range from Volkswagen to Lamborghini, driving courses for adults and children, tours of the world\’s largest auto factory, robot-guided ascents of the 20-story car towers, music festivals and other events, restaurants, and even a luxury hotel.

Prices:

1-day ticket

Adults: EUR 15
Reduced price: EUR 12
Children / Teenagers (6–17 years), students: EUR 6

2-day ticket
Adults: EUR 22
Reduced price: EUR 18
Children / Teenagers (6–17 years), students: EUR 9
Family Ticket (2 ad. + all children max. 17 y.): EUR 57
Grandparents (2 ad., with Family-/Family Sunday Ticket): EUR 10

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Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens

Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens

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Nymphenburg Palace was built as a summer residence for Bavarian kings. It is a magnificent structure artistically shaped by the various Electors over its history. Exhibiting both baroque and rococo styles, the rooms are decorated with fantastic frescos and tapestries. The massive Great Hall was decorated in the Rococo style by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and François Cuvilliés the Elder under Elector Max III Joseph. A famous feature of the palace is the “Gallery of Beauties”, painted for King Ludwig I by Joseph Stieler. The 200-hectare park surrounding the palace is an attraction of its own with the canal and reflecting pool before the entrance which runs to a cascade at the far end of the gardens. This a popular recreation spot in Munich and it is quite relaxing to have a picnic by the water with the swans and ducks, and there are many hidden treasures within the park.

Opening hours
April-15 October: 9 am-6 pm
16 October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Open daily

Opening hours park
January, February, November: 6.30 am-6 pm
March: 6 am-6.30 pm
April, September: 6 am-8.30 pm
May-August: 6 am-9.30 pm
October: 6 am-7 pm
December: 6.30 am-5.30 pm

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