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Glyptothek (Munich) (1)
Glyptothek (Munich) (1)

Glyptothek (Munich)

Ranking: 1 - nbr. of visits: 31 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:13:18

The Glyptothek is a museum in Munich, Germany, which was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. It was designed by Leo von Klenze in the neoclassical style, and built from 1816… [Read more]

English Garden (Munich) (1)
English Garden (Munich) (1)

English Garden (Munich)

Ranking: 2 - nbr. of visits: 22 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:37:35

The English Garden (Englische Garten) is a 375 hectare green park in the north east of Munich, on the west bank of the River Isar, making it one of the largest parks in the world. The name derives from the English landscape gardens,… [Read more]

Galleria Sciarra (1)
Galleria Sciarra (1)

Galleria Sciarra

Ranking: 3 - nbr. of visits: 21 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:52:46

The Galleria Sciarra is a pedestrian passage of Rome, located between Via Marco Minghetti, Vicolo Sciarra and Piazza dell’Oratorio, in the Trevi district. Built as a courtyard of the palazzo Sciarra Colonna di Carbognano, the gallery is… [Read more]

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (01)
Rothenburg ob der Tauber (01)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Ranking: 4 - nbr. of visits: 21 - last visit: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:11:37

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach, located in the Franconia region of Bavaria, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town on the Romantic Road. The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” means, in German, “[Read more]

Walhalla (1)
Walhalla (1)

Walhalla

Ranking: 5 - nbr. of visits: 21 - last visit: Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:14:57

The Walhalla is a hall of fame that honours laudable and distinguished people, famous personalities in German history - politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue. The hall is housed in a neo-classical building… [Read more]

French Guiana Zoo (1)
French Guiana Zoo (1)

French Guiana Zoo

Ranking: 6 - nbr. of visits: 19 - last visit: Monday, 22 May 2017 16:15:34

The 160 acre of the French Guiana Zoo (Zoo de Guyane) in Macouria is home to over 70 native animal species, giving visitors the opportunity to admire the country’s flora and fauna without having to head into the Amazon Jungle. Some 450… [Read more]

Fountain of the Goddess Rome (1)
Fountain of the Goddess Rome (1)

Fountain of the Goddess Rome

Ranking: 7 - nbr. of visits: 16 - last visit: Friday, 19 May 2017 18:40:18

The Fontana della Dea Roma (Fountain of the Goddess Rome) from Igor Mitoraj is located Piazza Monte Grappa. Igor Mitoraj (born 1944) is a Polish artist born in Oederan, Germany. He studied painting at the Krakow School of Art and at the … [Read more]

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2) Höllental Gorge
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2)

Höllental Gorge

Höllental Gorge

Ranking: 8 - nbr. of visits: 16 - last visit: Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:28:49

The Höllental (Hell Valley) is a valley in the Zugspitze massif of the Wetterstein mountains, between Blassenkamm and Waxensteinkamm through which the stream Hammersbach flows and runs a well-known ascent of the Zugspitze.

Wieskirche (1)
Wieskirche (1)

Wieskirche

Ranking: 9 - nbr. of visits: 16 - last visit: Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:10:18

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche[Read more]

Weltenburg Abbey (1)
Weltenburg Abbey (1)

Weltenburg Abbey

Ranking: 10 - nbr. of visits: 15 - last visit: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:22:25

The St. George Church of the the Benedictine Monastery of Weltenburg on the Danube breakthrough in Kelheim in Bavaria is one of the most important religious buildings of the Baroque in Europe. The monastery church was built from 1716 to… [Read more]

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2) Partnach Gorge in Winter
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2)

Partnach Gorge in Winter

Partnach Gorge

Ranking: 11 - nbr. of visits: 15 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:19:23

The Partnach Gorge (Partnachklamm) is a 702 m long and partly 80 m deep gorge incised in the limestone layers of the Wetterstein massif by the Partnach torrent (a minor tributary of the Danube) in the Reintal valley near [Read more]

Slaughterhouse (Munich) (1) Street art
Slaughterhouse (Munich) (1)

Street art

Slaughterhouse (Munich) Street art

Ranking: 12 - nbr. of visits: 14 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:21:16

In Munich, there were two public slaughterhouses until 1878, one at the Färbergraben and one at the Viktualienmarkt. In the years 1876 to 1878, according to the plans of the city councilor Arnold Zenetti, the slaughter and cattle yard… [Read more]

Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg) (7)
Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg) (7)

Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg)

Ranking: 13 - nbr. of visits: 12 - last visit: Monday, 22 May 2017 11:56:37

The Maxhütte, named after the Bavarian King Maximilian II Joseph, was a traditional steel mill and is today an industrial monument in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. In its heyday, the Maxhütte employed over 9000 people. The company had branches in … [Read more]

Umschreibung (1)
Umschreibung (1)

Umschreibung

Ranking: 14 - nbr. of visits: 12 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:42:16

The Infinity Staircase, designed by Ólafur Elíasson and called Umschreibung (Rewriting), was completed in 2004. Ólafur Elíasson (born 1967) is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing… [Read more]

Aviation Museum Schleißheim (1)
Aviation Museum Schleißheim (1)

Aviation Museum Schleißheim

Ranking: 15 - nbr. of visits: 11 - last visit: Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:53:38

The Flugwerft Schleißheim is an aviation museum located in the German town of Oberschleißheim near Munich, it forms part of the Deutsches Museum collection and complements the aviation exhibits on display at the main site. The museum… [Read more]

Angel of Peace (Munich) (1) Street art
Angel of Peace (Munich) (1)

Street art

Angel of Peace (Munich) Street art

Ranking: 16 - nbr. of visits: 11 - last visit: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:21:48

The Street Art Gallery under the Luitpold Bridge, not far from Friedensengel, is a highlight on the Isar. The pedestrian underpass can be entered from different sides, partly by stairs.

Patrica (1)
Patrica (1)

Patrica

Ranking: 17 - nbr. of visits: 11 - last visit: Friday, 19 May 2017 06:01:26

Patrica is a village in the Italian region Lazio, located about 70 km south-east of Rome and about 10 km south-west of Frosinone. It is part of Ciociaria, not far from the Monti Lepini.

Cerveteri (1)
Cerveteri (1)

Cerveteri

Ranking: 18 - nbr. of visits: 10 - last visit: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 19:27:47

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an area of 400 ha with a total of 1,000 tombs. It is the largest ancient necropolis in… [Read more]

Subway (Munich) (1)
Subway (Munich) (1)

Subway (Munich)

Ranking: 19 - nbr. of visits: 10 - last visit: Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:00:18

The Munich Subway (Münchner U-Bahn) together with the S-Bahn constitutes the backbone of public transport of the Bavarian capital, Munich. On 19 October 1971, the Munich Subway started the passenger service with the first Line U6[Read more]

Cacao (1)
Cacao (1)

Cacao

Ranking: 20 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:13:30

Cacao is a town in French Guiana, lying on the Comte River to the south of Cayenne. Most of the town’s population are Hmong farmers, refugees from Laos, who were resettled in French Guiana in the 1970s. There is a Sunday morning market… [Read more]

Hosios Loukas (1)
Hosios Loukas (1)

Hosios Loukas

Ranking: 21 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:43:41

Hosios Loukas (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς) is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites,… [Read more]

Manarola (1)
Manarola (1)

Manarola

Ranking: 22 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:33:00

Manarola is a small village in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second smallest of the famous five Cinque Terre villages. Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of… [Read more]

Phuktal (1)
Phuktal (1)

Zanskar

Ranking: 23 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:56:17

Zanskar covers an area of about 7,000 km², at an altitude between 3,500 and 7,000 m. It consists of the country lying along the two main branches of the Zanskar River; the Doda and the Lungnak rivers. The Zanskar River takes a… [Read more]

Oberammergau (1)
Oberammergau (1)

Lüftlmalerei

Ranking: 24 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Friday, 19 May 2017 16:05:55

Lüftlmalerei referred in particular in Upper Bavaria (Werdenfelser Land by Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and in Tirol to the native art form of facade painting. The Lüftlmalerei is a popular variant of the trompe l’oeil from the Baroque era,… [Read more]

Museum Brandhorst (1)
Museum Brandhorst (1)

Museum Brandhorst

Ranking: 25 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Monday, 22 May 2017 16:28:02

The Museum Brandhorst was opened in Munich on May 21, 2009. It displays about 200 exhibits from collection of modern art. Anette Brandhorst, the great-granddaughter of Henkel’s founder, and her husband Udo Fritz-Hermann began collecting… [Read more]

Hellabrunn Zoo (01)
Hellabrunn Zoo (01)

Hellabrunn Zoo

Ranking: 26 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Monday, 22 May 2017 10:00:44

The Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) of Munich was founded on 1st of August 1911. The animal park is characterized by its natural location in the landscape conservation area of the floodplain of the Isar. In the first Geozoo of the… [Read more]

Altötting (1)
Altötting (1)

Altötting

Ranking: 27 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:41:25

Altötting is the county seat of the district of the same name in the administrative district of the Upper Bavaria and is located about 90 km east of Munich. The city experiences national importance as a place of pilgrimage with the [Read more]

Berchtesgadener Land (127)
Berchtesgadener Land (127)

Bavarian Landscapes

Ranking: 28 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:05:42

Bavaria lies in the southeast of Germany and is with approximately 70,500 km² the area’s largest German country. As a landlocked country, Bavaria borders to the south and southeast Austria, in the eastern part the Czech Republic, in the… [Read more]

Marche de Cayenne (1)
Marche de Cayenne (1)

Cayenne

Ranking: 29 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:26:45

Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. The city is located on the banks of the estuary of the Cayenne River on the Atlantic Ocean and occupies part of the Ile de[Read more]

Cemetery Campo Verano (1)
Cemetery Campo Verano (1)

Cemetery Campo Verano

Ranking: 30 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Saturday, 20 May 2017 17:59:58

The Campo Verano (Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano) is a cemetery in Rome that was founded in the early nineteenth century. The cemetery is currently divided into sections: the Jewish cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, and the… [Read more]

Iles du Salut (2)
Iles du Salut (2)

Iles du Salut

Ranking: 31 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:14:50

The Iles du Salut are a group of small islands of volcanic origin about 11 km from the coast of French Guiana (14 km north of Kourou) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Ile du Diable is better known to English speakers as Devil’s Island. The… [Read more]

Fürstenfeld abbey (1)
Fürstenfeld abbey (1)

Fürstenfeld Abbey

Ranking: 32 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:25:14

The Fürstenfeld Monastery is a former Cistercian Abbey in Fürstenfeldbruck in Bavaria in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. It is located about 25 km west of the city of Munich. The former monastery was one of the household… [Read more]

Lecce (1)
Lecce (1)

Lecce

Ranking: 33 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Monday, 22 May 2017 12:12:49

Lecce is a historic city in southern Italy (on the Greek site of Messapi) and was an important centre of the Roman Empire. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over… [Read more]

Inini Creek (1)
Inini Creek (1)

Maripasoula

Ranking: 34 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 21:01:40

Maripasoula is a French commune in the department of French Guiana. The town, the largest in France, and one of the least densely populated, is the border with Suriname and Brazil. The city is mainly populated by people from the Boni[Read more]

Ospedale delle Bambole (1)
Ospedale delle Bambole (1)

Ospedale delle Bambole

Ranking: 35 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Friday, 19 May 2017 10:22:33

The Restauri Artistici Squatriti, 29 Via Ripetta at the coner to Via del Vantaggio in Rome, known to Romans as the “Ospedale delle Bambole”, or the “Dolls’ Hospital”, is the place where Federico Squatrito and his mother Gelsomina nurse… [Read more]

Patmos (1) Chora
Patmos (1)

Chora

Patmos

Ranking: 36 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:35:38

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and … [Read more]

Fuggerei (1)
Fuggerei (1)

Augsburg

Ranking: 37 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:39:19

The Fuggerei is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as “[Read more]

Deeg (1)
Deeg (1)

Deeg

Ranking: 38 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 19:30:29

Deeg Palace, built in 1772, is situated near Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Deeg was the first capital of the newly carved out Jat State of Bharatpur, when Badan Singh was proclaimed its ruler in 1722. In 1730, the Maharaja Suraj Mal erected… [Read more]

Delos (01)
Delos (01)

Delos

Ranking: 39 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:49:04

The Island of Delos (Δήλος), near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Delos had a position… [Read more]

Ercolano (1)
Ercolano (1)

Ercolano

Ranking: 40 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 15:47:34

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79.

Fountain of the Tortoises (1)
Fountain of the Tortoises (1)

Fountain of the Tortoises

Ranking: 41 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Sunday, 21 May 2017 19:39:27

Designed by Giacomo della Porta, the Fountain of the Tortoises (Fontana delle Tartarughe) was built in 1581-1588 and decorated by the Florentine sculptor Taddeo Landini. The four bronze tortoises, which give the name to the fountain,… [Read more]

Garden of Tarot (1)
Garden of Tarot (1)

Garden of Tarot

Ranking: 42 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 20:58:21

Il Giardino dei Tarocchi or The Garden of Tarot is a sculpture garden based on the esoteric tarot created during the late 1970s by Niki de Saint Phalle in Garavicchio, province of Grosseto, Tuscany. Influenced by Gaudí’s Parc Güell in [Read more]

Königsplatz (1) Bale Harvest - Michael Beutler
Königsplatz (1)

Bale Harvest

Michael Beutler

Königsplatz

Ranking: 43 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 03:31:03

Königsplatz (King’s Square) is a square in Munich. Built in the style of European Neo-Classicism in the 19th century, it is a centre of cultural life. The area around Königsplatz is today the home to the “Kunstareal”, Munich’s gallery… [Read more]

Kaw Swamp (1)
Kaw Swamp (1)

Kaw Swamp

Ranking: 44 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:54:54

The nature reserve of the Kaw Swamp (Marais de Kaw) is one of six natural reserves created by the French government in French Guiana. This reserve is the second largest nature reserve in France by area (94,700 hectares) after the [Read more]

Pacentro (1)
Pacentro (1)

Pacentro

Ranking: 45 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:19:30

Pacentro, a municipality of the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo, is a well preserved historic medieval village located in the central part of Italy, several kilometres from the City of Sulmona about 170 km east of Rome. Pacentro lies in… [Read more]

Residence (Munich) (1)
Residence (Munich) (1)

Residence (Munich)

Ranking: 46 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:19:14

The Munich Residence (Münchner Residenz) is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach in the centre of the city of Munich. The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany. The complex of buildings… [Read more]

Westpark (Munich) (1)
Westpark (Munich) (1)

Westpark (Munich)

Ranking: 47 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:44:40

The Westpark is a large urban public park in Munich. It was designed by landscape architect Peter Kluska and completed in 1983. It hosted the fourth International Garden Show (IGA 83) that same year. The park covers an area of 720,000… [Read more]

Ammersee (1) Inning am Ammersee
Ammersee (1)

Inning am Ammersee

Ammersee

Ranking: 48 - nbr. of visits: 5 - last visit: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:17:59

The Ammersee is after Chiemsee and Lake Starnberg the third largest lake in Bavaria (under the lakes, which lie exclusively in Bavaria) and reaching the farthest north alpine lake. The lake is owned by the Free State of Bavaria, the [Read more]

Aula Ottagona (1)
Aula Ottagona (1)

Aula Ottagona

Ranking: 49 - nbr. of visits: 5 - last visit: Monday, 22 May 2017 04:45:43

The Aula Ottagona is part of Diocletian’s Baths and used to be called the Hall of Minerva. Probably designed originally to provide a concourse area, it is octagonal in shape with four semi-circular niches in the corners.

Baikonur (1) Market of Baikonur
Baikonur (1)

Market of Baikonur

Baikonur

Ranking: 50 - nbr. of visits: 5 - last visit: Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:58:09

Baikonur, formerly known as Leninsk, is a city in Kyzylorda province of Kazakhstan, rented and administered by Russia. It was constructed to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome and was officially renamed Baikonur by Russian president Boris[Read more]

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