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Fourgassié Falls (1)
Fourgassié Falls (1)

Fourgassié Falls

Ranking: 1 - nbr. of visits: 139 - last visit: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 02:58:15

The Fourgassié Falls (Chutes de Fourgassié) are located a few kilometres from Roura in direction of the Marais de Kaw.

Certosa di Padula (1)
Certosa di Padula (1)

Padula

Ranking: 2 - nbr. of visits: 88 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 21:46:59

The monastery of Padula (Certosa di Padula / Certosa di San Lorenzo), founded by Tommaso San Severino in 1306, constitutes the second largest Chartreuse in Italy after the one in Parma and is dedicated to St Lawrence. Besides its 320 rooms and…

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

Residence (Munich)

Ranking: 3 - nbr. of visits: 53 - last visit: Saturday, 18 November 2017 18:18:16

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 contains ten…

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

Glyptothek (Munich)

Ranking: 4 - nbr. of visits: 39 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 21:21:05

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 to 1830.…

Paul Isnard Track (1)
Paul Isnard Track (1)

Paul Isnard Track

Ranking: 5 - nbr. of visits: 27 - last visit: Monday, 13 November 2017 21:03:37

The Piste Paul Isnard is a road in French Guiana. It is named after an old gold miner. At the end of the road, two sites were exploited: Citron and Paul Isnard. The former name of the company was CMPI until 1987. During the penitentiary era many…

Engraved Rocks of Carapa (1)
Engraved Rocks of Carapa (1)

Engraved Rocks of Carapa

Ranking: 6 - nbr. of visits: 27 - last visit: Thursday, 23 November 2017 08:35:44

The Engraved Rocks of Carapa (Roches Gravées de la Carapa), rediscovered in 1992, is the largest set of rock carvings discovered in French Guiana. The site, a historical monument since the 18th of November 1993, brings together polishers and rock…

Wieskirche (1)
Wieskirche (1)

Wieskirche

Ranking: 7 - nbr. of visits: 17 - last visit: Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:05:10

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 zum

Patrica (1)
Patrica (1)

Patrica

Ranking: 8 - nbr. of visits: 16 - last visit: Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:50:24

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.

Trou Poissons - Cemetery of the Fathers (1)
Trou Poissons - Cemetery of the Fathers (1)

Trou Poissons - Cemetery of the Fathers

Ranking: 9 - nbr. of visits: 16 - last visit: Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:53:34

Between 1797 and 1799 more than a thousand priests were sentenced to transportation in French Guiana, because they refused to take the oath to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy (Constitution Civile du Clergé), to remain faithful to Christ and…

Walhalla (1)
Walhalla (1)

Walhalla

Ranking: 10 - nbr. of visits: 16 - last visit: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 04:07:42

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 above the

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

French Guiana Zoo

Ranking: 11 - nbr. of visits: 15 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 02:46:45

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 animals…

Annamite Prison (1)
Annamite Prison (1)

Annamite Prison

Ranking: 12 - nbr. of visits: 13 - last visit: Monday, 13 November 2017 21:03:21

The Bagne des Annamites was established in June 1930 and consisted of seven wood buildings with the house of the camp leaders, dungeons and a dining hall. The purpose of this camp was to develop the region of the Inini, and then completely covered…

Nymphenburg Palace (01)
Nymphenburg Palace (01)

Nymphenburg Palace

Ranking: 13 - nbr. of visits: 13 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 06:41:23

The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is a Baroque palace in Munich. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by the prince-electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of

Cacao (1)
Cacao (1)

Cacao

Ranking: 14 - nbr. of visits: 11 - last visit: Monday, 13 November 2017 20:47:40

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 at which

Königssee (1)
Königssee (1)

Königssee

Ranking: 15 - nbr. of visits: 11 - last visit: Monday, 20 November 2017 15:31:04

The Königssee is a long mountain lake in Berchtesgaden in the southeast of Bavaria and part of the municipality of Schönau am Königssee. It lies at the eastern foot of the Watzmann and is mainly fed by the Obersee through the Saletbach in the…

Meteora (1)
Meteora (1)

Meteora

Ranking: 16 - nbr. of visits: 11 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 21:34:00

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on…

Ariane 5 V204 (1)
Ariane 5 V204 (1)

Guiana Space Centre

Ranking: 17 - nbr. of visits: 10 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 16:08:28

The Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) is a French spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport due to its proximity to the equator, and…

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

Aviation Museum Schleißheim

Ranking: 18 - nbr. of visits: 10 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 22:29:43

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 was opened on…

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

Fountain of the Goddess Rome

Ranking: 19 - nbr. of visits: 10 - last visit: Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:27:45

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 Krakow

Camp Caiman (1)
Camp Caiman (1)

Camp Caiman

Ranking: 20 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:24:45

Located 40 km from Roura, near the Camp Caiman, this cave where hundreds of bats are living, sinks into the ground. Tree roots will pick water through cracks in the ground.

Inini Creek (1)
Inini Creek (1)

Maripasoula

Ranking: 21 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:03:00

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 ethnicity.…

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

Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg)

Ranking: 22 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:28:16

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

Dam Petit Saut (1)
Dam Petit Saut (1)

Dam Petit Saut

Ranking: 23 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:12:52

The dam of Petit-Saut is a dam located in the department of French Guiana between the towns of Sinnamary and Saint-Élie. Its dam lake, with an area of about 365 km² (about 16 km along on 19 km wide), is the largest in France; larger than the city…

Saint Jean du Maroni (3)
Saint Jean du Maroni (3)

Saint Jean du Maroni

Ranking: 24 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Thursday, 16 November 2017 22:02:21

Saint-Jean-du-Maroni is a town in French Guiana, in the commune of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni on the Maroni River, directly opposite the Suriname Village of Bigiston.

Takthok (1)
Takthok (1)

Takthok

Ranking: 25 - nbr. of visits: 9 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 18:01:09

Takthok Gompa, a monastery in the Sakti village 46 km east of Leh in Ladakh, was founded in the mid-16th century during the reign of Tshewang Namgyal on a mountainside around a cave in which Padmasambhava is said to have meditated in the 8th

Acarouany (1)
Acarouany (1)

Acarouany

Ranking: 26 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 10:34:22

Acarouany: In the 18th century, leprosy, imported by European settlers and slaves, affects the territory of French Guiana. The first leper colonies are installed on the Ilet La Mère off the coast of (in 1774), and on the Iles du Salut off the…

Cayenne Market (1)
Cayenne Market (1)

Cayenne

Ranking: 27 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Monday, 13 November 2017 20:56:47

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 Cayenne. It…

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

Höllental Gorge

Höllental Gorge

Ranking: 28 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:31:32

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.

Weltenburg Abbey (1)
Weltenburg Abbey (1)

Weltenburg Abbey

Ranking: 29 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Monday, 20 November 2017 22:03:19

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 1718 and…

Kourou (1) Market
Kourou (1)

Market

Kourou

Ranking: 30 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Friday, 17 November 2017 14:23:32

Kourou is located 60 km north-west of the capital Cayenne at the mouth of the Kourou River on the Atlantic coast. In 1965 the Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Centre) was founded behind the town.

Phyang (1)
Phyang (1)

Phyang

Ranking: 31 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Thursday, 23 November 2017 07:12:47

Phyang Gompa, a Buddhist monastery located 16 km west of Leh, was established in 1515. The monastery is one of only two in Ladakh belonging to the Drigungpa School, one of eight schools derived from the teachings of Phakmadrupa Dorje Gyelpo

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

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Ranking: 32 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Friday, 17 November 2017 17:41:08

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, “Red

La Mirande Trail (1)
La Mirande Trail (1)

La Mirande Trail

Ranking: 33 - nbr. of visits: 8 - last visit: Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:53:10

The La Mirande Trail (Sentier de la Mirande) winds through the Mount Grand-Matoury, a nature reserve mainly populated by birds. The wildlife encounters are frequent, but it is at sunrise and sunset that the chances to observe macaws, toucans and

Arezzo (1)
Arezzo (1)

Arezzo

Ranking: 34 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:05:21

Arezzo is a city in Central Italy, located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80 km south-east of Florence, at an elevation of 296 m above sea level. Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno River. In the upper part of the…

Bigiston (2)
Bigiston (2)

Bigiston

Ranking: 35 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:22:09

Bigiston is a village in eastern Suriname. The village lies on the west bank of the Marowijne River (Maroni River), which forms the border with French Guiana, directly opposite the French town of Saint-Jean-du-Maroni.

Ercolano (1)
Ercolano (1)

Ercolano

Ranking: 36 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:02:40

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.

Kourou River (1)
Kourou River (1)

Kourou River

Ranking: 37 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Monday, 13 November 2017 20:58:29

The Kourou is a river in French Guiana with a length of 112 km. The city of Kourou is at its mouth to the Atlantic Ocean. Its estuary is home to the marina. As everywhere in the Amazon, the colour of the water is brown because of the sediment…

Ischia (1)
Ischia (1)

Ischia

Ranking: 38 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:54:35

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples. It is the largest of the Phlegrean Islands. Roughly trapezoidal in shape, it measures around 10 km east to…

Lamayuru (1)
Lamayuru (1)

Lamayuru

Ranking: 39 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Monday, 20 November 2017 11:35:27

Lamayuru Gompa, one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, housed up to 400 monks. The Indian scholar Mahasiddhacarya Naropa (956-1041) caused a lake which filled the valley to dry up and founded Lamayuru Monastery.

Oberammergau (1)
Oberammergau (1)

Lüftlmalerei

Ranking: 40 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:26:22

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, and…

Loyola Trail (1)
Loyola Trail (1)

Loyola Trail

Ranking: 41 - nbr. of visits: 7 - last visit: Saturday, 18 November 2017 12:05:37

On the Loyola Trail (Sentier de Loyola) are the vestiges of an immense colonial exploitation run by Jesuits.

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

Cemetery Campo Verano

Ranking: 42 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Monday, 20 November 2017 11:13:38

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 monument to…

Gabriel Creek (1)
Gabriel Creek (1)

Gabriel Creek

Ranking: 43 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:33:02

The Gabriel Creek (Crique Gabriel) is often presented as the most beautiful creeks of French Guiana, but it is overall the nearest one to Cayenne (about 35 km east of Cayenne). This small creek runs into the Mahury, a few hundred meters from the…

Delphi (1)
Delphi (1)

Delphi

Ranking: 44 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:07:42

Delphi (Δελφοί) is an archaeological site on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when…

Galleria Sciarra (1)
Galleria Sciarra (1)

Galleria Sciarra

Ranking: 45 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:29:32

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 composed…

Iracoubo (1)
Iracoubo (1)

Iracoubo

Ranking: 46 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:51:36

Iracoubo is a commune on the coast of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France located in South America. The settlement of Iracoubo, seat of the commune, is located between the settlement of Sinnamary and the hamlet of Organabo.…

Kaw Swamp (1)
Kaw Swamp (1)

Kaw Swamp

Ranking: 47 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Sunday, 19 November 2017 00:48:01

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 Nouragues. It was…

Favard Mountain (1)
Favard Mountain (1)

Favard Mountain

Ranking: 48 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Monday, 13 November 2017 23:59:47

The Engraved Rocks of the Favard Mountain (Montagne Favard) is an historical monument in French Guiana. The site is registered as an historic monument by decree of the 16th of September 1991.

Museum Brandhorst (1)
Museum Brandhorst (1)

Museum Brandhorst

Ranking: 49 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Friday, 24 November 2017 14:40:16

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 art in…

Oria (1)
Oria (1)

Oria

Ranking: 50 - nbr. of visits: 6 - last visit: Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:14:44

Oria, a town in the Apulia region, was founded by the Messapians sometime after the abortive siege of the Sicanian city Camicus. Between 217 and 84 BC the city was minting its own coins. The coins often feature Iapagus, the Iapygian national hero.

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