The Paris Opera House, also known as the Palais Garnier, Opera de Paris or Opera Garnier, is a famous landmark and tourist attraction in the capital city of France, which is widely considered to be a superb example of Neo-Baroque style architecture. Designed by renowned French architect, Charles Garnier, and completed in 1875, the Paris Opera House with its elaborate grandeur and lavish decorations is a reminder of the opulence of the bygone era which it represents.
The picturesque town of Epernay in northern France lays claim to being the capital of the region of Champagne – and with good reason. Epernay is situated in the heart of the most prestigious vineyards in France, which stretch over an area of 20,000 hectares. More than 200 million bottles of champagne lie aging in the 120 kilometer labyrinth of underground cellars that have been carved out of the chalk rock over hundreds of years.
Madurodam is one of the most popular attractions in Scheveningen, in the Netherlands, and was established as a charity foundation as well as to create awareness as a war monument. It was founded out of the love and dedication of two women and has brought joy, fascination and wonder to local and international visitors alike. It is not every day that one has the opportunity to visit a town that has been built on a 1:25 scale, and where the greatest effort has been given to small details, such as vehicles, lights and villagers.
Olympos, also spelled Olimpos, is one of the most picturesque destinations in Turkey and is located in the Olympos Coastal National Park. A mere eighty kilometers from Antalya, visitors are able to reach this beautiful village by car or bus, and it is a popular destination amongst backpackers and tourists. For some, it usually starts off as just an overnight stay, but after the village has cast its spell of tranquility, peace and natural wonder over travelers, most of them end up staying a little longer than expected.
The Frederiksborg Castle is situated in the municipality of Hillerød, in the Region Hovedstaden of Denmark. This magnificent castle occupies three islets in the Castle Lake, which is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The National History Museum housed in Frederiksborg Castle presents the history and the history-makers of Denmark.
Whether you are a leisure cyclist or a cycling pro, cycling is a great way to explore Germany. There are a number of cycling routes that visitors can make use of, either with or without a guide. The relatively slow pace of a cycling tour allows visitors to appreciate the beautiful German countryside and the warm hospitality of its people.
The Glacier Express takes its passengers on what is considered by many to be one of the greatest train journeys in the world. This incredible seven and a half hour journey on the renowned Swiss mountain railway crosses 291 bridges and travels through 91 tunnels, as well as crossing the famous Oberalp pass at 2033 meters, giving passengers the opportunity to view some of the most breath-taking scenery they are ever likely to see.
Vigeland Sculpture Park, which forms part of Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway, is a fascinating attraction which is popular as a picnic and leisure area with Norwegians, and is visited by tourists from around the world. The park is a remarkable tribute to the immense talent of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943).