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Augsberg Railway Park, Bavaria

Home to twenty-nine historic locomotives, along with an old-fashioned smithy and artifacts relating to the history of steam and electric rail travel, the Augsburg Railway Park, in Augsburg, Bavaria, offers visitors the opportunity to view a slice of locomotive history from all of the European Union member countries and Switzerland. In addition to displaying beautifully restored and maintained locomotives from each of these countries, the museum provides interesting information on the country of origin, with different countries being highlighted in special events on a regular basis.

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Italy's Roman Forum

Once the seat of a world power, Rome is a city abounding in history and grandeur. The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum in Latin, Foro Romano in Italian) was the economic, political and civic hub of the city during the Republican era, retaining its significance during the Imperial era as a monumental zone. Today the Forum's archeological excavations and architectural ruins are a popular attraction for visitors to Rome and certainly worth adding to your itinerary.

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Winterthur Museum of Photography

The Center of Photography in Winterthur consists of the Winterthur Museum of Photography (Fotomuseum Winterthur) and the Swiss Foundation of Photography (Fotostiftung Schweiz), located in buildings along Grüzenstrasse. Established in 1993, the museum is devoted to the art of photography, as well as its role in documenting events and representing reality. Displaying both historic items, as well as contemporary works, the Fotomuseum Winterthur makes for a fascinating attraction in Switzerland.

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A Walk on the Wild Side in England

Dedicated to international conservation of biodiversity, and located in a picturesque, historic setting, Marwell Wildlife in Owslebury, Hampshire, offers a family outing that is both entertaining and educational. Covering a landscaped area of 140 acres, the park is home to more than 180 exotic species, many of which are listed as endangered or threatened in the wild. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close to some amazing animals, while at the same time contributing to the work being done to save them.

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Nobel Peace Center Norway

Opened in 2005 by HRH King Harald V of Norway as part of the country's independence centenary celebrations, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo chronicles the ideals of the Nobel Foundation, and presents the biographies and works of Nobel Laureates through the years. Visitors to the center will discover that exhibits are designed to encourage reflection and debate on important issues relating to war, peace and conflict resolution.

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Legends and History of Cape Sounion in Greece

The breathtaking cliffs of Cape Sounion, which over look the Aegean Sea, is said to be the location where the King of Athens, Aegeus, leapt to his death after he was wrongfully led to believe that his son, Theseus, has perished in his fight against the Minotaur. Unbeknownst to the King, Theseus had forgotten to raise the white flag as he had said he would and had actually slain the Minotaur, returning home victorious. Cape Sounion is filled with legends and mythical tales, which along with its historical locations and sites makes it one of the most popular destinations in Greece.

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Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Noted for its cultural, historical and architectural significance, as well as for its natural beauty and being a product of human achievement, Mont Saint- Michel was added to the prestigious UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979 and is a popular attraction in France’s Normandy region. Mont Saint-Michel is a tidal island located at the mouth of the Couesnon River, about a half a mile off the country’s north coast. With its current population numbering less than fifty, Mont Saint-Michel has long been valued for its strategic position from a military defense perspective. The island is dominated by the magnificent 8th century Saint-Michel monastery that remains standing despite adversities it has experienced over the centuries, including exposure to the elements.

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Blue Reef Aquariums in the UK

The Blue Reef Aquarium is located in the United Kingdom and is a national chain of aquariums, with centers located in Hastings, Newquay, Portsmouth, Tynemouth and Bristol. One thing all the aquariums have in common is their dedication to preserve marine life and educate the public on the magnificent sealife that is found in the oceans of the world. Visitors will therefore not only experience and view sealife that is found off the coast of the United Kingdom, but also in tropical destinations and some of the world's most breathtaking reefs.

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