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German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven

German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven

[caption id="attachment_201498" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © XenonX3[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM)) is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community. The main museum building was opened on 5 September 1975 by then-president of Germany Walter Scheel, though scientific work already had started in 1971. In 2000, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the museum, the Hansekogge, a ship constructed around 1380 that was f...

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Karlstad in the historic Värmland County

Karlstad in the historic Värmland County

[caption id="attachment_153732" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Central City Square - Court House and Peace Monument © Alfapicther[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Karlstad is a city, the seat of Karlstad Municipality, the capital of Värmland County, and the largest city in the province Värmland in Sweden. The city had 62,000 inhabitants out of a municipal total of 87,000 inhabitants. Karlstad has a university and a cathedral. Karlstad is built on the river delta where Sweden's longest river, Klarälven, runs into Sweden's ...

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The RMS Queen Mary

The RMS Queen Mary

[caption id="attachment_167277" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jezzred/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (known as Cunard-White Star Line when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Queen Mary along with her sister ship, RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. The ...

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German Museum in Munich

German Museum in Munich

[caption id="attachment_26889" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © deutsches-museum.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Deutsches Museum (which means German Museum) in Munich, is the world's largest museum of science and technology, with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. The museum was founded on June 28, 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. A few months before the 1903 meet...

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Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside resort in continental Europe

Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside resort in continental Europe

[caption id="attachment_160764" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Seebrücke pier towards Heiligendamm © Gryffindor[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside spa and resort in continental Europe and Germany. Heiligendamm is part of the town Bad Doberan in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Its founder and first guest in 1793 was the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Friedrich Franz I; he made the resort fashionable. Between 1793 and 1870, Johann Christoph, Heinrich von Seydwitz, Carl Theodor Severin, and Gus...

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Port Lockroy in Antarctica

Port Lockroy in Antarctica

[caption id="attachment_150882" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Base A © flickr.com - Eugene Regis/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Lockroy is a natural harbour on the north-western shore of Wiencke Island in Palmer Archipelago of the British Antarctic Territory. In 1996 the Port Lockroy base was renovated and is now a museum and post office operated by the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust. It was discovered in 1904 and named after Edouard Lockroy, a French politician and Vice President of the Chamber of...

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Kunstareal, the art district in Munich

Kunstareal, the art district in Munich

[caption id="attachment_24774" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kunstareal © Maximilian Dörrbecker/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Kunstareal ("art district") is a museum quarter in Maxvorstadt in the city centre of Munich. It consists of the three "Pinakotheken" galleries, the Glyptothek, the Staatliche Antikensammlung, the Lenbachhaus, the Museum Brandhorst and several galleries. The Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst was moved to the Kunstareal in 2013. The history of the museums in this area of M...

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The medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria

The medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria

[caption id="attachment_153813" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plönlein, former market square, Sieberstor (left) and Koboltor (right) © Berthold Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City. Traffic-reducing measures are in place in a significant po...

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