Millau Viaduct – Tallest Bridge Structure in the World

Millau Viaduct – Tallest Bridge Structure in the World

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The Millau Viaduct is part of the expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower. The Millau Viaduct is not straight, because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The bridge was entirely privately financed and cost 394 million euros. Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast\’s summit at 343.0 meters above the base of the structure. It is also the 12th highest bridge in the world, with a 270 meters drop from the bridge road to the valley below. The 2460 meters long bridge is a stunning architectural and design feat.

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Neues Palais – Largest 18th Century Structure

Neues Palais – Largest 18th Century Structure

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The New Palace is the largest 18th century structure in the Sanssouci park. It was built from 1763 to 1769 according to the plans of Johann Gottfried Büring, Heinrich Ludwig Manger, and Carl von Gontard, and served Frederick II as a palace for his guests. The palace has different areas. The Grand Tour gives you access to the main part – room after room of beautiful furnished history. This walk can be a bit long and you have to wear special footwear on top of your own shoes to protect the floors. The King\’s apartment tour is shorter, guided and you get to see a lot of books at the end. There\’s also a theater in the Neues Palais, and you can buy tickets for a show there.

Opening hours:
April 1 through October 31: 9am – 5pm
November 1 through March 31: 9am – 4pm
Closed on Fridays

Admission prices:
6.00 Euro (5.00) in summer, with guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) in summer, without guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) in winter, with guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) The King\’s apartment, with guide, only in summer months

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Modern Structure – Kanazawa Station

Modern Structure – Kanazawa Station

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Kanazawa Station, completed in 2005, is gorgeous and weird at the same time. A glass dome called Motenashi Dome and a wooden gate called Tsuzumi-mon welcome you when you get off the station. The underground of the dome serves as an information corner and event space. There are many hotels, a few big shopping centers and many shops around the Kanazawa Station.

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