Forum Wissen

Forum Wissen, Göttingen

The university of Göttingen has a wide range of scientific collections. Most of them are open to the public, but they’re distributed throughout the city and only accessible in very limited time frames. Therefore most inhabitants don’t know the treasures stored in the city. This changes with the Forum Wissen which was opened in 2022. It serves as a portal to these collections and presents important items at a central and well-accessible place.

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Wasserspiele

Herkules & Kaskaden, Wasserspiele, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel

The highlight of the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe at Kassel are the historic water features or water games. To show their power, the landgraves were even taming the elements and in this case controlling water: behind the Herkules monument, water is collected in large basins. At dedicated points in time it is floating down the hill without any electricity, creating sounds and fountains. This event happens every Wednesday, Sunday and on public holidays from May 1st to October 3rd.

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Wo es beginnt

Madsen, Stadionsporthalle, Hannover

The COVID-19 pandemic created a special situation: for more than two and a half years concerts were shifted continuously into the future. We were always believing that next year everything will be fine and in addition to the concert tickets I had already bought I acquired new ones. In 2022 when everyone had the chance to get vaccinated and many people had already infected with variants of the virus that were at least less harmful, large concerts were possible again. And my calendar was full with concerts; starting with a performance of Madsen at the Stadionsporthalle of Hannover.

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Villa Vauban

Villa Vauban - Musée d'Art de la Ville / Lëtzebuerg

Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban was a French general and an expert in fortification building. He was responsible for many fortresses and fortifications in the French-speaking world and also created a fortress in Luxembourg. As a result of the London Conference of 1867 the fortification of Lëtzebuerg was removed and on the grounds of the former fortress built by Vauban a villa was created in 1873. As the rest of the fortifications has been converted into a large park, this villa is now standing in a nice green area close to the city center.

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Natural history

Musée national d'histoire naturelle / Lëtzebuerg

It’s one of the perfect places when you have a rainy day at Lëtzebuerg: the Musée national d’histoire naturelle. The museum is modern, fun and educating; it gives you insight into natural history on three floors, from the big bang to life in the seas, from biodiversity in the city to minerals and volcanoes. Or you just use your time to watch leafcutter ants to their work.

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Hidden funicular

Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular, Lëtzebuerg

Public transport at Lëtzebuerg is based on buses, tramways and elevators. Maybe someone thought that a funicular is the missing piece: in 2017 the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular was opened; a funicular that is only 200 meters long with a height difference of 38 meters. If you travel by tramway from the historic city center to the European quarter you might easily miss it, as it is located in parallel to the Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

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Panoramic lift

Lift Pafendall-Uewerstad, Lëtzebuerg

Yes, it is only an elevator. But one that can trigger your fears and can give you wonderful views on Pfaffenthal and Kirchberg belonging to Lëtzebuerg. Whether you want to explore the lower city and the former fortifications or if you want to cross on foot over to the European Quarter, the lift saves you from climbing up the hill to the Uewerstad. It looks futuristic, needs around 30 seconds for a trip and was opened in 2016.

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