• France
  • Strasbourg – the must-visit museums (Palais Rohan, Alsatian Museum & L’Aubette 1928)

    In this post, I’ll talk about some of the most important museums in Strasbourg, for example, Palais Rohan, former residence of the prince-bishops and cardinals of the House of Rohan and now home to the city’s Archaeological Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts and Museum of Fine Arts. This palace has also hosted a number of French monarchs such as Louis […]

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  • France
  • Strasbourg – Cathedral & Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame

    As the UNESCO comments: The initial property, inscribed in 1988 on the World Heritage List, was formed by the Grande-Île, the historic centre of Strasbourg, structured around the cathedral. The extension concerns the Neustadt, new town, designed and built under the German administration (1871-1918). The Neustadt draws the inspiration for its urban layout partially from […]

    Strasbourg – Cathedral & Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Mocenigo Palace & Carlo Goldoni’s house)

    Following the previous posts about the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Ca’ Rezzonico and Ca’ Pesaro, this post will be about another two museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), that is to say, Mocenigo Palace & Carlo Goldoni’s house. If you have read my previous posts about Venice, please click here to jump […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Mocenigo Palace & Carlo Goldoni’s house) was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Ca’ Rezzonico & Ca’ Pesaro)

    Following the previous posts about the Doge’s Palace and Museo Correr, this post will be about another two museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), that is to say, Ca’ Rezzonico and Ca’ Pesaro. If you have read my previous posts about Venice, please click here to jump directly to the main content of […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Ca’ Rezzonico & Ca’ Pesaro) was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Palazzo Ducale)

    In my previous three posts about Venice, I talked about the churches belonging to the Chorus Association and from this post onwards, I’m going to introduce to you 8 of the 11 museums in the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE). If you have read my previous posts about Venice, please click here to jump directly […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Palazzo Ducale) was last modified: July 4th, 2019 by Dong
  • 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
  • Spain
  • The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

    As commented by the UNESCO: Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. The grandiose Sala de Contratación (Contract or Trading Hall), in particular, […]

    The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia was last modified: December 11th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Lötschental – the magic valley, the hiking paradise

    In fact, the first time I read about Lötschental was when I was looking for where to go to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn. If you have read my previous posts about this region you probably know already that the protected area is huge, 824 km2. Before, I always travelled to the […]

    Lötschental – the magic valley, the hiking paradise was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (2/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    Following the first post about the UNESCO Panorama Path from Belalp to Riederalp, this post will continue introducing to you the highlights including the the “färricha” and “Zickzackweg“, Aletschji, the suspension bridge (Hängebrücke), Grünsee (the Green Lake), Aletsch forest and Pro Nature Center Aletsch (Villa Cassel). 3.4 Evidence of traditional farming such as “Färricha” and the “Zickzackweg” Along […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (2/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 7th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    As the UNESCO comments: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 3rd, 2018 by Dong