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ANTWERPEN – Antwerp Home Of Diamonds
The Province of Antwerp has created DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds. DIVA is a unique experience illustrating the BrillAntwerp Story. It houses an extraordinary collection of diamonds, jewellery and silverware. DIVA paints a refreshing picture [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Stadhuis Antwerpen – 450 jaar – 1565-2015
In 2015 vierde het stadhuis van Antwerpen zijn 450ste verjaardag – met een tentoonstelling é n een nieuwe rondleiding. Verken het renaissancepaleis op de Grote Markt – van voor- tot achtergevel, van kelder tot zolder. Laat je meevoeren door st [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Centraal station
The Antwerp Central Station is the terminal station of the oldest railway line in Belgium (Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp). Dubbed the 'Railway Cathedral', it is one of the main landmarks in Antwerp. It was built between 1895 and 1905 and replaced [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Grote Markt
The heart of the city on the river Schelde is the Grand-Place, a square presenting an irregular plan and surrounded by wonderful houses, seat of the 16th and 17th century corporations and gilds. The statue of Brabo stands in the middle of the [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Het Steen
Het Steen is an historic medieval castle 10 minutes walk from the Grote Markt Antwerpen, one of Europe's biggest ports. Built in 1200 - 1225, Het Steen is Antwerp's oldest building. Previously known as Antwerp Castle, Het Steen gained its curr [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Nello & Patrasche
In front of the entrance of the Antwerp cathedral at a Groenplaats square, a monument was set up for Nello and Patrasche, the two main personages from the tale 'A dog of Flanders'. The tale is very popular in Japan due to a cartoon series whic [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Nello en Patrasche
Nello was a poor orphan who helped its uncle each morning with bringing milk to Antwerp. One day he saves the live of an abandoned dog, Patrasche, who as from then will never leave Nello. In spite of the many setbacks, the poverty the sufferin [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Kathedraal 1352-1521
The Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady) is a masterpiece of lace work in stone. Begun in 1352, it is one of the finest gothic buildings in Europe. The church, which became a cathedral in 1559 replaced a Romanesque church built [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkathedraal
The Our Lady's Cathedral of Antwerp on Handschoenmarkt reconciles 'being' with 'becoming'. For five centuries, its north tower, which points toward God like a finger, has dominated the silhouette of Antwerp without changing. But during that sa [...]

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ANTWERPEN – P.P. Rubens – 1577-1610
The Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens is considered the most important artist of the 17th century, whose style became an international definition of the animated, exuberantly sensuous aspects of baroque painting. In 1577 Peter Paul was born in [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Rubenshuis
In a side-street (named 'Wapper') of the Meir avenue stands the former house of Peter Paul Rubens, the greatest and most famous of all the Antwerp painters. Rubens bought an existing 16th century house there, after he had returned from his sta [...]

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ANTWERPEN – Stadsfeestzaal
The Stadsfeestzaal is a neoclassical building dating from 1908. It was built according to plans made by city architect Alexis Van Mechelen on request of the municipality. It is situated on the Meir, the main shopping street in Antwerp. Another [...]

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ARLON – Arlon
Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. With a population of just over 28,000, it is the smallest provincial capital in Belgium. Arlon is also the capital of its cultural region: the Are [...]

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ARNSTADT – Veste Wachsenburg
The Wachsenburg Fortress is one of the three legendary castles 'Drei Gleichen'. Gleichen is the name of two groups of castles in Germany, thus named from their resemblance to each other.Mentioned for the first time in the 10th century the Fort [...]

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ATH – The Ducasse of Ath
The Ducasse of Ath is a UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity which takes place on the 4th weekend of August. The ducasse (fair) dates back to the 15th century and stages the famous giants of Ath. One of these gia [...]

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AUE – Tiergarten Aue – Zoo des Minis
On the outskirts of Aue, directly on the historic Silver Route, you can relax in a small green oasis from everyday stress. Nature-oriented enclosure, with lovingly designed details, well-kept animals and a worldwide unique concept, quickly con [...]

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BAD DÜRKHEIM – Riesenfass
Bad Dürkheim is in the record books for the 'Dürkheimer Fass' - the largest wine barrel in the world which could hold up to 1.700.000 litres. It was built in 1934 by Fritz Keller, a winemaker and cooper. Two hundred 40 metres tall pines - abou [...]

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BAD ESSEN – Blütenbert
Blütenbert is the mascot of the national garden show in Bad Essen 2010.Stefanie Ludwig came up with the idea for the costume of this garden gnome. While Sigrid Schütte gave the gnome a name.On the 12th of March 2009 the council of Bad Essen de [...]

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BAD FRANKENHAUSEN – Kyffhäuser
The Kyffhäuser is a mountain located at the border of Thuringia. The mountain has significance in German traditional myth as the resting place of Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa, a charismatic leader who died in 1190 while on a crusade [...]

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BAD HOMBURG – Antoninus Pius
Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus, generally known in English as Antoninus Pius was Roman emperor from 138 to 161. He was the fourth of the Five Good Emperors and a member of the Aurelii. Almost certainly, he earned the name 'Piu [...]

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BAD HOMBURG – Römerkastell Saalburg
The Saalburg is a beautifully reconstructed Roman fort located on the Taunus ridge northwest of Bad Homburg. It is a Cohort Fort belonging to the Limes Germanicus (Latin for Germanic frontier), a remarkable line of frontier forts that divided [...]