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Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace (Danish Royal Palace) (Amalienborg, Copenhagen) – this is the main residence of the Queen of Denmark. Amalienborg is made up of four identical rococo style buildings – The Christian VII’s Palace is also known as Moltke’s Palace, The Christian VIII’s Palace is also known as Levetzau’s Palace, The Frederik VIII’s Palace is also […]

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Aathal Dinosaur Museum

Aathal Dinosaur Museum (Zürichstrasse 69, 8607 Aathal) — has been around for more than 20 years: be surprised by the extensive exhibits and the countless activities on offer. Visitors can immerse themselves in a bygone world and experience how the bizarre dinosaurs, the rulers of land of yesteryear, could have lived. Much about their lives […]

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Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace (Dvortsovaya ulitsa, 2, St. Petersburg) – this royal residence (considered one of the finest neoclassical buildings in Russia), was completed in 1796. It became the residence of Nicholas I, and afterwards Nicholas II and his family. After the October Revolution, the palace interiors were preserved untouched as a museum to show the proletariat […]

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Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum (formerly known as “Amsterdams Historisch Museum”, Amsterdam Historical Museum)(Kalvertstraat 92) — Located in the very center of Amsterdam, this museum is crucial for understanding Amsterdam rich history. Apart from its permanent art treasures, Amsterdam Museum presents interesting temporary shows – not only about Amsterdam recent history, but also about its people, arts, fashion […]

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Air Force Museum Gatow

Air Force Museum Gatow (Am Flugplatz Gatow 33, Berlin Spandau) — this airfield acts as the German Air Force’s museum – tracking the development of the country’s air force since the mid-1980s. Visitors can see military planes, trucks, helicopters and much more in the hangers, the tower and on the former runways (over 100 aircraft […]

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Zagreb City Museum

Zagreb City Museum (Opaticka 22-22, Zagreb) – for those interested in the history of the city of Zagreb, this is a good place to start.  The museum goes as far back as the Neanderthal period, the Roman era, the more turbulent medieval periods, as well as the early 20th century (when Croatia, along with other […]

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Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb Cathedral (Kaptol 31, Zagreb) – this is the most monumental and the most impressive Gothic-style sacred structure southeast of the Alps. Its ground plan, with slender cross-ribbed arches within three polygonal apses with narrow windows, resembles French architectural patterns; the details of its subsequently added naves (of equal height) correspond to the building patterns […]

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St. Mark’s Church

St. Mark’s Church (Trg Sv. Marka 5, Zagreb) — this is one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb. It was built in the 13th century; from that first, Romanesque period, only a window in the south wall and the bell-tower foundation are preserved.  Gothic arches and the shrine were built in the second half of […]

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St Jacob’s Cathedral

St. Jacob’s Cathedral (Fausta Vrančića 18, 22000 Šibenik) — built between 1431 and 1535, St. Jacob’s Cathedral found itself in the middle of the development of monumental art between North Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. Three architects – Francesco di Giacomo, George of Dalmatia and Nicholas of Florence – developed […]

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Mirogoj Cemetery

Mirogoj Cemetery (Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27,10000 Zagreb) – this is one of Zagreb’s free attractions:  this unique cemetery which takes up a good chunk of local real estate.  Due to its grand architecture, it’s considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe (its magnificent arcade was designed by German architect Herman Bolle).  Besides being […]