The Magnificent Brussels Hôtel de Ville

Brussels Hotel de Ville

BRUSSELS' HOTEL DE VILLE IS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT BUILDING ON THE GRAND PLACE: There are many great buildings on Brussels' Grand Place, but none beats the magnificence of the Hôtel de Ville (Brussels Town Hall or Stadhuis in Dutch). This Gothic building from the Middle Ages is one of Belgium's … [Read more...]

Atomium – A Futuristic Brussels Icon

Atomium

BUILT FOR EXPO 58, THE ATOMIUM IS JUST AS POPULAR TODAY: One of the more unique landmarks of Brussels is the Atomium, a 102-metre high steel-clad structure that marks the city's skyline. The Atomium represents the atoms of an iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times over. Made up of nine spheres … [Read more...]

Musée de la Publicité – A Paris Museum of Advertising

Les Arts Decoratifs

UNUSUAL PARIS MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES - MUSEE DE LA PUBLICITE: If you’re into old advertising posters, the Musée de la Publicité has them in spades! In this museum of advertising history there are over 100,000 posters - about 50,000 French and foreign period posters covering a period from … [Read more...]

Musée Carnavalet – A Superb Paris History Museum

Musée Carnavalet

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Musée Carnavalet The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine are some of the iconic attractions that most visitors head for when they arrive in Paris. However, if you want to get an appreciation of the history of Paris, from the … [Read more...]

Lübeck Weihnachtsmarkt – 2014 Lübeck Christmas Markets

Lübeck Christmas Market

Within the Historic Old Town of Lübeck are Nine Christmas Markets: With its historical attractions and medieval atmosphere, Lübeck exudes charm at any time of the year. But at Christmas time, this "Queen of the Hanseatic League" is more than charming. Decked out in Christmas lights, stars and … [Read more...]

Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt – Nuremberg Christmas Market 2014

Nurnberg-Christkindlesmarkt

The Nuremberg Christmas Market is Known as the "Little Town from Wood and Cloth": With over two million visitors every year, the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt can easily claim to be one of the more popular Christmas markets in Germany.  In the medieval setting of the old town of Nuremberg, … [Read more...]

The Magic of Cologne’s Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market 2014

Cologne Christmas market

Christmas markets in Cologne (Weihnachtsmarkt): When it comes to Christmas markets in Germany, the city of Cologne puts on quite a show. There are actually six Christmas markets in this town and we were fortunate to have visited the biggest of them all, the Cologne Cathedral … [Read more...]

Christkindlmarkt – Munich Christmas Market 2014

Christmas-Markets

Munich's Christkindlmarkt is the Oldest in the Bavarian Capital: When it comes to Christmas markets, Munich has plenty of choices for the visitor.  There are over 20 Christmas markets in the Bavarian capital, but the main Christkindlmarkt and the oldest in the city is held at the historical … [Read more...]