Fondation Beyeler

Fondation Beyeler, Basel

The Fondation Beyeler is a privately founded art museum in Basel, Switzerland. It is located a bit remote and you’ll have to use a bus to reach it. The building itself is very modern and opens with a permanent display of Monets Nympheas (like the works visible in the orangery in Paris, France) and behind a glas window there is an artificial pool with real water lilies and water lilies created by water streams – a nice combination. Continue reading “Fondation Beyeler”

Cathedral of Basel

Münster, Basel

The Basler Münster is the most important church in Basel, Switzerland. It is made of red freestone and is easily recognizable because of the geometric forms on its muticolored roof. The town lean towers can be seen from many parts of the city. It has been built between the years 1019 and 1500 CE in gothic style. Today it is used for protestant devine service. Continue reading “Cathedral of Basel”

River pleasure

Rhein, Basel

When the temperatures rise in summer, the inhabitants of Basel, Switzerland have their own idea how to cool down again: they pack their stuff in waterproof packs sold throughout the city and jump into river Rhein, often close to Solitudepark. They drift through the city center and you can often watch people walk back in swimming cloth and fully wet through the center.

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Centered shower

Elbe, Dresden

If you are travelling by train to Dresden, Germany the Pullman Dresden Newa hotel might be a good choice for you. It is located directly in front of the new main railway station in between high modern buildings that close the gap between the old city center and the railway station. You have to walk some minutes to get to the interesting parts of the city – but because of the railway station the public transport to and from here is really good. Continue reading “Centered shower”

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló, Barcelona

The Casa Batlló in the center of Barcelona, Spain is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and designed by Antoni Gaudí. It has been built in 1877 and is especially famous for its multi-colored façade. The building depicts the legend of Sant Jordi and the different parts of the house symbolize the dragon, the holy George is supposed to have slain. Continue reading “Casa Batlló”

Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família, Barcelona

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a roman-catholic church in Barcelona, Spain. If has been designed by Antoni Gaudí in Modernist style. It was begun in 1882 and is stil unfinished until today. It is planned to be finished in 2026 – when Gaudí is 100 years gone. It has been sacrified just in 2010 and became UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2005. Continue reading “Sagrada Família”