• Germany
  • Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century

    As the UNESCO comments: The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of […]

    Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century was last modified: January 12th, 2019 by Dong
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  • Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (2/2)

    Following the first post about the Monastic Island of Reichenau, which focuses on the outstanding values as well as its history and glory (such as the golden and silver ages, the scriptorium, the St. Gallen Monastery Plan, the poet monk, Hermann the Lame etc.), this post is gonna focus on introducing the three churches on this island. […]

    Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (2/2) was last modified: January 5th, 2019 by Dong
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  • Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (1/2)

    As commented by the UNESCO: The island of Reichenau on Lake Constance preserves the traces of the Benedictine monastery, founded in 724, which exercised remarkable spiritual, intellectual and artistic influence. The churches of St Mary and Marcus, St Peter and St Paul, and St George, mainly built between the 9th and 11th centuries, provide a […]

    Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (1/2) was last modified: January 5th, 2019 by Dong
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  • Mainau – a flowering island in Lake Constance

    Since last autumn I’ve been thinking about going to the Mainau Island, but because of the season and my allergy of pollen, I postponed the trip again and again. This year, my friend visited the island in May and sent me some pictures of the Butterfly House and I couldn’t wait anymore. In fact, it […]

    Mainau – a flowering island in Lake Constance was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by Dong
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  • Stuttgart – City Gardens (Schlossplatz, Killesberg, Schlossgarten, Wilhelma)

    Hello everyone! In my last post I showed you the museums I went to in Stuttgart. Today in this post, I’d like to introduce to you the gardens. I went to Stuttgart in early April, when the grass started turning green and some of the flowers started blossoming. I have to say it’s a nice […]

    Stuttgart – City Gardens (Schlossplatz, Killesberg, Schlossgarten, Wilhelma) was last modified: June 25th, 2018 by Dong
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  • Stuttgart – Museum (Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Neues Schloss etc.)

    Hello everyone! What are the first things that you think of when you come to visit Stuttgart? Probably Porsche and Mercedes-Benz because both of their headquarters are here, and Porsche museum as well as Mercedes-Benz museum also attract countless car lovers. Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. As the sixth largest city in Germany, […]

    Stuttgart – Museum (Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Neues Schloss etc.) was last modified: June 13th, 2018 by Dong
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  • Munich – Die Pinakotheken (The Old, New & Modern Art Museums)

    Munich, (German name München), is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It’s also the 3rd biggest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich is famous for its breweries and the Weissbier (white beer or wheat beer) is a speciality from Bavaria. When I first got to know Munich, I know […]

    Munich – Die Pinakotheken (The Old, New & Modern Art Museums) was last modified: August 6th, 2017 by Dong
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  • Munich – Marienplatz (Churches), Hofbräuhaus & Olympiapark

    Hello everyone! Munich, (German name München), is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It’s also the 3rd biggest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich is famous for its breweries and the Weissbier (white beer or wheat beer) is a speciality from Bavaria. When I first got to know Munich, I […]

    Munich – Marienplatz (Churches), Hofbräuhaus & Olympiapark was last modified: August 6th, 2017 by Dong
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  • Freiburg im Breisgau – Entrance to the Black Forest

    Hello everyone! I went to Freiburg im Breisgau in March this year mainly for the minster and black forest. In this post I’d like to share with you some sights in the city (the minster in particular), the Schlossberg (Castle hill) and of course, the main purpose of this trip, the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). Freiburg im […]

    Freiburg im Breisgau – Entrance to the Black Forest was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Dong