Die Grazer Märchenbahn Die Grazer Märchenbahn No Data

Description


A small railway that heads into the rock of the Schloßberg and along the way recounts fairy stories (all in German). The railway follows some of the passageways and tunnels that were dug out of the rock to create air-raid shelters for the citizens of Graz during WWII.

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 47.073327; Longitude: 15.436981
What3Words: thrilled.drive.model

Photos


Photo ID: 021944 Photo ID: 021968 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.grazermaerchenbahn.at
Review created: 24/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Graz Museum Graz Museum No Data

Description


The museum tells the history of the city from it's first mentions in the 12th century through until it being the European Capital of Culture in 2003. Along the way it compares the city to other major Austrian cities to ask why Graz has developed in the way it has and why it no longer has an impressive fortress.

Charge


Charge, discount on joint ticket available with Graz 3 day tourist ticket

Getting There


Latitude: 47.072625; Longitude: 15.436462
What3Words: respects.indirect.bronze

Photos


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Web Link


www.grazmuseum.at
Review created: 26/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Murinsel Murinsel No Data

Description


A small island in the middle of the Mur river has been built up into a café and staggered bridge that create a focal point on the water. You can walk across from either bank and take in the views from the centre of a fast mountain river.

Charge


Free to walk across the bridge

Getting There


Latitude: 47.073162; Longitude: 15.434558
What3Words: treating.paraded.breed

Photos


Photo ID: 021956 Photo ID: 021969 Photo ID: 021970 Photo ID: 021971 Photo ID: 021974 Photo ID: 021977 Photo ID: shim

Web Link



Review created: 24/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Schloßberg Schloßberg No Data

Description


The dominant feature of the city, towering over the centre and with the remains of the city fortress on the top. From the top of the Schloßberg the views over the city are excellent

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 47.075273; Longitude: 15.436991
What3Words: skews.rope.shopper

Photos


Photo ID: 021948 Photo ID: 021949 Photo ID: 021954 Photo ID: 021958 Photo ID: 021961 Photo ID: 021964 Photo ID: 021966

Web Link


www.holding-graz.at/freizeit/schlossberg
Review created: 24/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Schloßberg: Uhrturm Schloßberg: Uhrturm No Data

Description


The symbol of the city this giant clock sits on the Southern end of the Schloßberg and is visible from much of the city

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 47.073545; Longitude: 15.437717
What3Words: trailer.class.large

Photos


Photo ID: 021950 Photo ID: 021951 Photo ID: 021952 Photo ID: 021953 Photo ID: 021985 Photo ID: 021993 Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.holding-graz.at/freizeit/schlossberg
Review created: 24/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Schloßbergbahn Schloßbergbahn No Data

Description


A funicular railway rising up from near the river to the top of the Schloßberg area

Charge


Charge, included in Graz 3 day tourist ticket

Getting There


Latitude: 47.074887; Longitude: 15.43503
What3Words: takeover.shams.sweeper

Photos


Photo ID: 021973 Photo ID: 022048 Photo ID: 022049 Photo ID: 022050 Photo ID: 022052 Photo ID: 022054 Photo ID: 022055

Web Link


www.holding-graz.at/freizeit/schlossberg
Review created: 26/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Schloßberglift Schloßberglift No Data

Description


Carved into the cliff itself the lift rises from Schloßbergplatz to just above the Uhrturm in a matter of seconds. The glass roof of the lifts mean you can watch the light approach as you shoot up inside the rock.

Charge


Charge for both ascent and descent

Getting There


Latitude: 47.073918; Longitude: 15.437602
What3Words: branch.dairies.includes

Photos


Photo ID: 021945 Photo ID: 021946 Photo ID: 021994 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.holding-graz.at/freizeit/schlossberg
Review created: 24/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Universalmuseum Joanneum: Naturkundemuseum Universalmuseum Joanneum: Naturkundemuseum No Data

Description


The city's natural history museum that tells the geological and zoological history of the region, including an impressive geology collection. Special exhibitions expand on the themes.

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Universalmuseum sites available. Discount on joint ticket available with Graz 3 day tourist ticket

Getting There


Latitude: 47.068626; Longitude: 15.438157
What3Words: unusually.giggles.climate

Photos


Photo ID: 022013 Photo ID: 022015 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.museum-joanneum.at
Review created: 25/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Universalmuseum Joanneum: Neue Galerie Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum: Neue Galerie Graz No Data

Description


The city's art gallery showing key items from the collection

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Universalmuseum sites available. Discount on joint ticket available with Graz 3 day tourist ticket

Getting There


Latitude: 47.068455; Longitude: 15.437554
What3Words: totals.ranks.cursing

Photos


Photo ID: 022014 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.museum-joanneum.at
Review created: 25/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Universalmuseum Joanneum: Schloß Eggenberg Universalmuseum Joanneum: Schloß Eggenberg No Data

Description


The palace is located on the edge of the city in spacious grounds. The main palace building houses a number of exhibitions and museums (all closed in late February). The grounds are open year round and offer a lovely space to have a walk round - including taking in the peacocks, which on a cold snowy Sunday in February did not look like happy creatures!

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Universalmuseum sites available. Discount on joint ticket available with Graz 3 day tourist ticket

Getting There

From the centre of town Tram 1 runs regularly to Schloß Eggenberg tramstop, taking about 10 minutes from the Hauptplatz.
Latitude: 47.073947; Longitude: 15.391303
What3Words: larger.friend.clinked

Photos


Photo ID: 022016 Photo ID: 022020 Photo ID: 022025 Photo ID: 022029 Photo ID: 022035 Photo ID: 022038 Photo ID: 022040

Web Link


www.museum-joanneum.at
Review created: 25/02/2018; Last updated 18/03/2018

Dom Dom No Data

Description


The city's Cathedral, in places resembling more of a palace than a place of worship (though for many centuries the city was ruled by Prince Archbishops).

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 47.797812; Longitude: 13.046876
What3Words: mugs.curable.prickly

Photos


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Web Link


www.salzburger-dom.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Festung Hohensalzburg Festung Hohensalzburg No Data

Description


The fortress dominates the city looming down over the city centre. Today you can visit most parts of the complex including one of the main towers for stunning views over the city, as well as the state rooms. A museum dedicated to Marionettes is also located in the castle complex and is included in the entrance fee. When the museums have closed for the evening you can still look round the courtyards of the castle for either the cost of a ride on the funicular, or a hefty hike up the hill.

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.795019; Longitude: 13.047847
What3Words: custard.roaring.rooftop

Photos


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Web Link


www.festung-salzburg.at
Review created: 19/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Festungsbahn Festungsbahn No Data

Description


The funicular railway links the centre of the old town with the fortress. It's the only way to reach the fortress without slogging up the steep roads. The views from the train as it climbs the hill are stunning, particularly of the Dom that it rises just behind

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.79644; Longitude: 13.046087
What3Words: melons.fake.spooked

Photos


Photo ID: 011663 Photo ID: 011664 Photo ID: 011680 Photo ID: 011781 Photo ID: 011806 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.festungsbahn.at
Review created: 16/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Franziskanerkirche Franziskanerkirche No Data

Description


Located across the road from the Abbey complex the Franciscan church is much more subdued that the brasher churches that surround it, however this makes it much quieter and a more relaxing place to visit

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 47.798209; Longitude: 13.043802
What3Words: deform.fool.revision

Photos


Photo ID: 011659 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.franziskaner.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Kollegienkirche Kollegienkirche No Data

Description


As over the top as only a Baroque church can be, the Collegiate church at the rear of the university campus, at the time of visiting, had only recently been restored to how it would have looked when it first opened. The brilliant white walls and excesses of plasterwork make quite a sight for the eyes

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 47.799117; Longitude: 13.043212
What3Words: penned.divider.crest

Photos


Photo ID: 011676 Photo ID: 011707 Photo ID: 011708 Photo ID: 011709 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.kollegienkirche.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Mönchsberg-Aufzug Mönchsberg-Aufzug No Data

Description


Three lifts whisk you up the inside of the city centre mountain to the modern art museum at the top, and stunning views over the city and surrounding countryside

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.800862; Longitude: 13.038824
What3Words: combines.camps.pictured

Photos


Photo ID: 011713 Photo ID: 011714 Photo ID: 011715 Photo ID: 011716 Photo ID: 011717 Photo ID: 011718 Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.moenchsbergaufzug.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Museum der moderne: Mönchsberg Museum der moderne: Mönchsberg No Data

Description


Part of the modern art museum of Salzburg, housing a changing collection of 20th and 21st century art

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.800883; Longitude: 13.038293
What3Words: noting.supposed.misfits

Photos


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Web Link


www.museumdermoderne.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Panorama Museum Panorama Museum No Data

Description


The museum is home to a large panoramic painting of Salzburg made in the 19th Century which toured many parts of Western Europe before coming back to the city. After many different homes, damage from both botched restorations and the war and several years spent in storage in the fortress, the painting is now in a permanent home in the former central post office, now part of the Salzburg museum. There is some background information on the painting, as well as a small gallery of other images created by the artist.

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.79827; Longitude: 13.047579
What3Words: twinge.colleague.miracle

Photos


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Web Link


www.salzburgmuseum.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Panorama Tour: Salt Mines and Mountains Panorama Tour: Salt Mines and Mountains No Data

Description


A four hour tour that departs from the city and heads over the border into the Berchtesgaden area of Bavaria to visit a salt mine (I went on the tour on Good Friday, consequently the salt mine near Berchtesgaden was closed so instead we visited the Hallein Salt Mine in Bad Dürrenberg on the Austrian side of the border). The tour includes a stunning ride up over the mountains and a brief stop at the Obersalzburg, the area that housed Hitler's 2nd headquarters during much of the war, before ending with about 30 minutes to explore the town of Berchtesgaden before heading back to Salzburg along the river. The drive acts as guide and gives a running commentary for much of the tour

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 47.806121; Longitude: 13.042904
What3Words: arrived.cake.jacket

Photos


Photo ID: 011739 Photo ID: 011741 Photo ID: 011742 Photo ID: 011745 Photo ID: 011752 Photo ID: 011757 Photo ID: 011765

Web Link


www.panoramatours.com
Review created: 18/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Salzburg Museum Salzburg Museum No Data

Description


The museum, housed in the New Residence, tells the history of the city and it's Prince Archbishops. There are also spaces for regularly changing temporary exhibitions

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.798313; Longitude: 13.047917
What3Words: origin.ripples.skins

Photos


Photo ID: 011790 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.salzburgmuseum.at
Review created: 19/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Salzburger Festspiele Salzburger Festspiele No Data

Description


Originally built as a Spanish riding school, with a viewing gallery carved into the side of the cliffs, since the 1920's this has been home to the Salzburg Festival. There are daily tours that take you behind the scenes of the two major stages (the modern Mozart Haus and the original rock theatre)

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.798475; Longitude: 13.041764
What3Words: country.oils.smug

Photos


Photo ID: 011782 Photo ID: 011783 Photo ID: 011784 Photo ID: 011785 Photo ID: 011786 Photo ID: 011787 Photo ID: 011788

Web Link


www.salzburgerfestspiele.at
Review created: 19/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Salzburgschifffahrt Salzburgschifffahrt No Data

Description


Regular 40 minute tours up the Salzach river to a landing stage near Hellbrunn and then back down into town. Pre recorded German and English commentary is supplemented by the captain as you are told about the sights, and the impressive boat you are travelling on that can travel against what is a fast flowing mountain river.

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.801672; Longitude: 13.041587
What3Words: nappy.dreaming.orders

Photos


Photo ID: 011703 Photo ID: 011704 Photo ID: 011705 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.salzburgschifffahrt.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Schloß Hellbrunn Schloß Hellbrunn No Data

Description


Built as a summer palace for relaxation and play by the then Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus it included a number of trick fountains designed to amuse and entertain (and soak) the archbishops visitors. There is a 25 minute tour of the trick fountains, during which you are guaranteed to at least get splashed, after which you can tour the palace building itself. There is also a small folk art museum located in a small hillside lodge up from the gardens.

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There

From the centre of town take bus 25 to the bus stop Schloß Hellbrunn, it's then a short, very obvious walk, down to the palace
Latitude: 47.762262; Longitude: 13.060663
What3Words: plots.script.aviation

Photos


Photo ID: 011721 Photo ID: 011724 Photo ID: 011727 Photo ID: 011728 Photo ID: 011733 Photo ID: 011735 Photo ID: 011737

Web Link


www.hellbrunn.at
Review created: 18/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

St Peter: Stiffskirche St Peter: Stiffskirche No Data

Description


The Abbey Church, inside it oozes money with a veritable gallery of artwork on the walls and gold leaf on almost every statue.

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 47.797071; Longitude: 13.044403
What3Words: mess.ordering.tenders

Photos


Photo ID: 011699 Photo ID: 011700 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.stift-stpeter.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

St Peters: Friedhof St Peters: Friedhof No Data

Description


The cemetery of St Peters has a large number of ornate graves and is a beautiful point of tranquillity away from the bustle of the city centre (when there isn't a tour group passing through)

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 47.796743; Longitude: 13.045299
What3Words: himself.warping.retained

Photos


Photo ID: 011691 Photo ID: 011692 Photo ID: 011766 Photo ID: 011767 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.stift-stpeter.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

St Peters: Katakombes St Peters: Katakombes No Data

Description


Hewn out of the rock face that looks down on the Abbey of St Peters the Catacombs are an eerie place. There isn't very much to see as no bodies are stored in them, however the main reason for visiting is just the enormity of the work that must have taken place to create these caves, and the stunning views over the town centre from the top cave

Charge


Charge, Free with a Salzburg Card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.796544; Longitude: 13.04473
What3Words: robots.speaks.noodle

Photos


Photo ID: 011693 Photo ID: 011694 Photo ID: 011695 Photo ID: 011696 Photo ID: 011697 Photo ID: 011698 Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.stift-stpeter.at
Review created: 17/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg (Hallein Salt Mine) Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg (Hallein Salt Mine) No Data

Description


One of many salt mines in the region, this one closed for commercial production in 1989 but has been a tourist attraction for many years prior to that. After donning protective overalls you are taken into the mine on a rail carriage along the old mine tracks deep into the side of the mountain. From there the tour continues via a number of audio/video presentations, two wooden slides that you use to move down levels, a boat ride across a salt water lake and finally, what no good mine should be without, an escalator back up to the train.

Charge


Charge

Getting There

From Salzburg take the S3 train to Hallein (hourly, 25 minutes) change there to the number 41 bus to Bad Dürrnberg Salzbergwerk (hourly, 10 minutes).
Latitude: 47.667253; Longitude: 13.089974
What3Words: roosts.rocker.hamper

Photos


Photo ID: 011739 Photo ID: 011744 Photo ID: 011746 Photo ID: 011747 Photo ID: 011749 Photo ID: 011751 Photo ID: 011754

Web Link


www.salzwelten.at
Review created: 18/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Berchtesgaden Berchtesgaden No Data

Description


A small and pretty Bavarian town located just over the border from Austria and about 25KM from Salzburg. If it hadn't been for the purchase of a nearby mountain retreat by Hitler then it's possible that Berchtesgaden wouldn't be known outside of the local area, but instead the town has now been forever linked to the Eagles Nest cliff-top retreat for not only Hitler but other senior members of the Nazi Party.

Charge




Getting There

From Salzburg take the 840 bus to Berchtesgaden (Infrequent, 45 minutes)
Latitude: 47.633025; Longitude: 13.002115
What3Words: prefix.babysit.fogging

Photos


Photo ID: 011758 Photo ID: 011759 Photo ID: 011760 Photo ID: 011761 Photo ID: 011762 Photo ID: 011763 Photo ID: 011764

Web Link


www.berchtesgadener-land.com
Review created: 18/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Obersalzburg Obersalzburg No Data

Description


Originally a quiet mountain top retreat with a couple of hotels and houses it's place in history would be assured when Adolf Hitler took a liking to one of the houses which he purchased as his Bavarian retreat. By the end of the war virtually the whole area had been turned into a military fortress with the Eagles Nest at the top of the mountain acting as Hitler's 2nd headquarters. Towards the end of the war virtually everything was destroyed by allied bombing, apart from the hotel (which was returned to the family the Nazi's had seized it from in the late 30's) and the Eagles Nest itself. The whole area was cleared in the 1950's apart from the Eagles Nest which can still be visited between May and October. The views from the visitors centre over the mountains are spectacular in themselves.

Charge




Getting There

From Salzburg take the 840 bus to Berchtesgaden (Infrequent, 45 minutes) and change onto the 838 bus to the Stop Dokumentation Obersalzberg (10 minutes)
Latitude: 47.630711; Longitude: 13.041683
What3Words: stint.electrify.prattled

Photos


Photo ID: 011756 Photo ID: 011757 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.obersalzberg.de
Review created: 18/04/2014; Last updated 04/05/2014

Alpenzoo Alpenzoo No Data

Description


Located part way up the Hungerburg the zoo houses a large number of predominantly alpine animals, or those from similar climates including Brown bear, Lynx and Wolves.

Charge


Charge, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There

From the Marktplatz bus W runs to the main entrance every 30 minutes taking around 10 minutes to make the journey. Alternatively the third stop on the Hungerburgbahn is specifically for the zoo
Latitude: 47.281276; Longitude: 11.398092
What3Words: brittle.stutter.grass

Photos


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Web Link


www.alpenzoo.at
Review created: 08/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Dom Dom No Data

Description


The city's spectacular Cathedral including a spectacular painted ceiling and enough gilding to prove how fantastically wealthy the Hapsburgs were.

Charge


Free, Suggested Donation. Charge to take photos

Getting There


Latitude: 47.269404; Longitude: 11.39384
What3Words: tablet.sides.district

Photos


Photo ID: 018628 Photo ID: 018661 Photo ID: 018684 Photo ID: 018686 Photo ID: 018688 Photo ID: 018689 Photo ID: shim

Web Link



Review created: 08/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Goldenes Dachl Goldenes Dachl No Data

Description


One of the main sights of the city is the Golden roof, an ornate balcony on a building in a prime position on the old town hall square. The museum tells a little about the history of the building and Innsbruck, as well as it's most famous resident Maximillian who helped to build the Hapsburg empire.

Charge


Charge, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.268672; Longitude: 11.393276
What3Words: attends.desk.remover

Photos


Photo ID: 018625 Photo ID: 018681 Photo ID: 018682 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link



Review created: 08/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Hafelekar Hafelekar No Data

Description


The highest point that can be reached by cable car, from here it’s a short well laid path up the final couple of hundred foot ascent to the peak (though in the middle of winter still quite icy and with sheer drops best not attempted). Another small restaurant and cafe terrace offer views down onto the restaurant and ski resort at Seegrube.

Charge




Getting There

The only access is via the cable car from Hungerburg via Seegrube
Latitude: 47.312176; Longitude: 11.383852
What3Words: wages.cares.plunger

Photos


Photo ID: 018710 Photo ID: 018711 Photo ID: 018712 Photo ID: 018713 Photo ID: 018714 Photo ID: 018715 Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Hofburg Hofburg No Data

Description


The imperial palace located in the city centre. You can wander around a number of the state rooms including the hall of giants and many of the royal suites

Charge


Charge, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.268652; Longitude: 11.394583
What3Words: gift.chills.linked

Photos


Photo ID: 018656 Photo ID: 018657 Photo ID: 018690 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.hofburg-innsbruck.at
Review created: 08/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Hofkirche Hofkirche No Data

Description


The church houses the ornate tomb that was supposed to take Maximillian's body when he died, instead it's empty as he was buried in Weiner Neustadt. The tomb is guarded by a number of larger than life size statues of both members of his family and famous kings from history including Arthur (of Camelot fame).

Charge


Charge, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.268399; Longitude: 11.395287
What3Words: raft.finders.gift

Photos


Photo ID: 018691 Photo ID: 018692 Photo ID: 018693 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link



Review created: 08/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Hungerburg Hungerburg No Data

Description


Located at the foot of the main peaks of the Nordkette, Hungerburg offers stunning views over the city and the valley and across to the Patscherkofel rising behind the city on the opposite side of the valley

Charge




Getting There

You can get to Hungerburg either by the Hungerburgbahn, Bus J or a very stiff walk up.
Latitude: 47.286012; Longitude: 11.400003
What3Words: spark.dishing.courage

Photos


Photo ID: 018726 Photo ID: 018727 Photo ID: 018728 Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim Photo ID: shim

Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Hungerburgbahn Hungerburgbahn No Data

Description


The funicular climbs from the Congress centre by the Hofburg up into the Nordkette mountains stopping at the Alpenzoo along the way. Starting as a small tram in the centre of town the train rotates in it's own carriage as it starts its steep climb up through the mountain and up to the Hungerburg.

Charge


Charge, One free return trip with Innsbruck card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.271124; Longitude: 11.395354
What3Words: courier.mocked.section

Photos


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Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Nordkettebahn - Hafelekarbahn Nordkettebahn - Hafelekarbahn No Data

Description


The short single car cable car climbs the final 1,200 or so feet from Seegrube to the station at Hafelekar from where you are 7,400ft up. The car runs every 15 minutes, taking about 4 minutes to make the journey. At busy times it runs almost constantly but as there is only a single car and a counterweight the frequency is still only one car every 10 minutes. From the top there are several very difficult ski and snowboard runs down the mountain so the upward journey in ski season is packed, but on the way back down sightseers can get a lot more space.

Charge


Charge, One free return trip with Innsbruck card

Getting There

The only access to the Hafelekarbahn is from Seegrube by the Seegrubebahn
Latitude: 47.306586; Longitude: 11.379843
What3Words: vegans.ventures.jogging

Photos


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Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Nordkettebahn - Seegrubebahn Nordkettebahn - Seegrubebahn No Data

Description


Starting from Hungerburg this large cable car rises up to the ski slopes at Seegrube at 6,250ft. The journey takes about 5 minutes, with cable cars timetabled to run every 15 minutes, though at busy times in the ski season they run constantly doubling the frequency of ascent and descent.

Charge


Charge, One free return trip with Innsbruck card

Getting There

The Seegrubebahn takes off from the Hungerburg. This can be reached by the Hungerburgbah, bus J from the city centre or a very stiff up hill hike
Latitude: 47.286214; Longitude: 11.398987
What3Words: mimics.boarding.speeches

Photos


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Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Patscherkofelbahnen Patscherkofelbahnen No Data

Description


A cable car located to the South of the city that offers stunning views from it's 2000m summit over the city and the opposite Nordkette mountain range that rises up behind the city to the north. The journey is strange as there are two gondoliers on each cable so you take the lower car up to the middle station then have to swap over to the other side to pick up the upper car on up to the summit

Charge


Charge, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There

From the centre of town take bus J direct to the lower cable car station in the Igls district of Innsbruck. Buses are every 15 minutes and take around 10 minutes to make the journey
Latitude: 47.229501; Longitude: 11.413819
What3Words: nano.denoting.antibiotics

Photos


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Web Link


www.patscherkofelbahnen.at
Review created: 07/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Seegrube Seegrube No Data

Description


One of the main ski locations of the city, being just a 20 minute ride up the mountain from the city centre. Here a large restaurant offers a stunning location in which to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat taking in the mountain views and down into either the clouds or the valley below.

Charge




Getting There

The only access is via the cable car from Hungerburg
Latitude: 47.30631; Longitude: 11.379461
What3Words: sang.physics.hands

Photos


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Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Seilbahn Museum Seilbahn Museum No Data

Description


A tiny museum located in the Nordkettebahn station at Hungerburg telling the history of the Nordkette cable cars

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 47.286085; Longitude: 11.398943
What3Words: defining.honestly.drop

Photos


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Web Link


www.nordkette.com
Review created: 09/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Stadtturm Stadtturm No Data

Description


Located in the city centre, the city tower offers excellent views over the city and across to the surrounding mountains. Access is via the 133 step double staircase which ensures you don't have to pass people coming the other way

Charge


Charge, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.268237; Longitude: 11.39344
What3Words: catch.claims.shopper

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 07/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Tourist Sightseer Tourist Sightseer No Data

Description


Run by the local bus company this bus runs past the main sightseeing points in the centre of the city. Pre-recorded commentary tells you about the main sites. Includes a 15 minute photo stop at Bergisel to take in the views over the city centre

Charge


Charge - includes full days travel on all local buses and trams, Free with Innsbruck card

Getting There


Latitude: 47.267455; Longitude: 11.390719
What3Words: amber.crisps.snapper

Photos


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Web Link


www.ivb.at
Review created: 07/01/2017; Last updated 14/01/2017

Danube Tower Danube Tower No Data

Description


Located in the Danube park on the other side of the river and canal to the city centre this communications tower also boasts a viewing platform as well as a revolving café and restaurant

Charge


Charge

Getting There

From the centre of Vienna catch the U1 to the Vienna International Centre stop (also called Kaisermühlen) and then walk into the park, past the international centre and through the housing blocks into the Danube park. The path then leads directly to the tower
Latitude: 48.240406; Longitude: 16.409216
What3Words: ended.topical.tipping

Photos


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Web Link


www.donauturm.at
Review created: 19/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

DDSG Blue Danube Canal Cruise DDSG Blue Danube Canal Cruise No Data

Description


A 75 minute cruise up the Danube canal from the centre of the city to the Northern lock gate that protects the city centre from the worst that the Danube can throw at it. A commentary in German and English is given of the key sights along the way.

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.212216; Longitude: 16.378022
What3Words: forks.flicked.dripped

Photos


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Web Link


www.ddsg-blue-danube.at
Review created: 24/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Haus der Musik Haus der Musik No Data

Description


This was originally a museum to the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra (which still have one floor) but is now also a museum to sound and music, with lots of hands on displays and exhibits

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.203892; Longitude: 16.373167
What3Words: trips.finishes.case

Photos


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Web Link


www.hdm.at
Review created: 20/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Hofburg Hofburg No Data

Description


The winter palace of the imperial family and the dominating structure in the centre of the city. The Hofburg is a massive complex with lots of interesting buildings

Charge


Free to look around

Getting There


Latitude: 48.205479; Longitude: 16.364884
What3Words: congas.cookies.newest

Photos


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Web Link


www.hofburg-wien.at
Review created: 23/11/2005; Last updated 29/01/2020

Hofburg: Imperial Apartments Hofburg: Imperial Apartments No Data

Description


The imperial apartments give a glimpse on the lifestyle that the Emperor and Empress led

Charge


Charge, Ticket also gives entry to the Imperial Silver Collection and the Sisi Museum

Getting There


Latitude: 48.207628; Longitude: 16.366139
What3Words: secondly.nimbly.firm

Photos


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Web Link


www.hofburg-wien.at
Review created: 23/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Hofburg: Imperial Silver Collection Hofburg: Imperial Silver Collection No Data

Description


The imperial silver collection displays the kitchenware's and banqueting paraphernalia that the family collected over its many centuries of rule

Charge


Charge, Ticket also gives entry to the Imperial Apartments and the Sisi Museum

Getting There


Latitude: 48.206779; Longitude: 16.365187
What3Words: mistress.mistaken.dude

Photos


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Web Link


www.hofburg-wien.at
Review created: 23/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Hofburg: Ruins Hofburg: Ruins No Data

Description


Located just behind the back entrance to the palace, these ruins show how some of the buildings were constructed in the past. There is also some evidence of Roman ruins

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 48.207866; Longitude: 16.366515
What3Words: coughed.operated.friday

Photos


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Web Link


www.hofburg-wien.at
Review created: 23/11/2005; Last updated 29/01/2020

Hofburg: Schatzkammer Hofburg: Schatzkammer No Data

Description


The treasury houses many of the important works that were left to the state after the Habsburg empire ended.

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.207136; Longitude: 16.364919
What3Words: turned.trades.goodbye

Photos


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Web Link


www.hofburg-wien.at
Review created: 23/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Hofburg: Sisi Museum Hofburg: Sisi Museum No Data

Description


Sisi (Empress Elizabeth) is a modern myth in Austria, Revered in the same way that Princess Diana is in some parts of the UK. This exhibition goes on to tell the story of the life, eccentricities and death of Sisi

Charge


Charge, Ticket also gives entry to the Imperial Silver Collection and the Imperial Apartments

Getting There


Latitude: 48.205385; Longitude: 16.364307
What3Words: sweeping.discount.harps

Photos


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Web Link


www.hofburg-wien.at
Review created: 23/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Jewish Museum Jewish Museum No Data

Description


Located on Jüdenplatz this museum tells the story of the 1420 expulsion of the Jews from Vienna as well as giving some background on what it means to be Jewish. The museum also houses the ruins of the original Synagogue from the 15th Century. In front of the museum is Vienna's first memorial to those who lost their lives in the death camps of World War II

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.207135; Longitude: 16.369377
What3Words: truth.rattler.estimate

Photos


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Web Link


www.jmw.at
Review created: 20/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Karlskirche Karlskirche No Data

Description


One of the most impressive churches in the city. You can take the lift up into the top of the dome for an up-close view of the frescos, and the views over the city. There is also a small treasury museum housed in one of the towers.

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.198241; Longitude: 16.372005
What3Words: squeaks.miracle.funny

Photos


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Web Link


www.karlskirche.at
Review created: 20/11/2005; Last updated 29/01/2020

Riesenrad Riesenrad No Data

Description


Possibly the most enduring image of Vienna is the Ferris Wheel in the Prater amusement park. From the top of the wheel the views are spectacular. You can even dine in one of the cabins

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.216688; Longitude: 16.395861
What3Words: dart.passion.absorbs

Photos


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Web Link


www.prater.at
Review created: 19/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Roman Remains Roman Remains No Data

Description


Located just below the Hoher Market, and accessed via a Café these ruins show how old the inhabitation of the city is with parts of a substantial fort visible

Charge


Charge, Free on Sundays

Getting There


Latitude: 48.210828; Longitude: 16.372472
What3Words: smirks.carpets.kipper

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 20/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Schloß Belvedere Schloß Belvedere No Data

Description


Located close to the Hauptbahnhof this is another of the Habsburgs many palaces. The site is made up of two palaces, one at the top and one at the bottom of the formal gardens. The palaces now house galleries

Charge


Charge to view exhibitions, free to walk around the grounds

Getting There


Latitude: 48.191497; Longitude: 16.380959
What3Words: terribly.shelter.loses

Photos


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Web Link


www.belvedere.at
Review created: 20/11/2005; Last updated 29/01/2020

St Stephens Cathedral St Stephens Cathedral No Data

Description


The cathedral of the city and visible from all over the city. The cathedral itself is quite dark, but you can catch a lift to the top of the North tower for stunning views, not only of the city, but also of the amazing pattern tiled roof

Charge


Free to look around Cathedral, charge for lift

Getting There


Latitude: 48.20847; Longitude: 16.373186
What3Words: spell.joke.rankings

Photos


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Web Link


www.stephansdom.at
Review created: 19/11/2005; Last updated 29/01/2020

Vienna Sightseeing: Blue Route Vienna Sightseeing: Blue Route No Data

Description


The Blue route is an 80 minute tour of the city that starts at the Stadpark and heads out East out of the city along the side of the Danube Canal, before heading over to the Prater and Messe areas of the city. From there it heads over the Danube itself and stops at the Danube Tower and the UN area before heading back into town. Multi-lingual pre-recorded commentary tells you about the sights as you travel round

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Vienna Sightseeing tours available

Getting There


Latitude: 48.206783; Longitude: 16.381947
What3Words: decays.pushing.inflict

Photos


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Web Link


www.viennasightseeing.at
Review created: 26/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Vienna Sightseeing: Green Route Vienna Sightseeing: Green Route No Data

Description


The Green route is a 90 minute tour of the city that starts at the Votivkirche and heads out north out of the city to the wine growing suburb of Grinzing before taking the scenic road up to the Kahlenberg from where (assuming it's not shrouded in fog as it was on the day I went) there are views over the whole of the city. From the Kahlenberg the bus returns to the city centre. Multi-lingual pre-recorded commentary tells you about the sights as you travel round

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Vienna Sightseeing tours available

Getting There


Latitude: 48.215129; Longitude: 16.359827
What3Words: peachy.recoup.sugars

Photos


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Web Link


www.viennasightseeing.at
Review created: 25/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Vienna Sightseeing: Night Tour Vienna Sightseeing: Night Tour No Data

Description


The Night tour is a 60 minute tour of the city centre that starts at Opera House. It follows a similar route to the Red day route, but it deviates off over to Prater in the West and in the South heads on a loop via the Arsenal and Schloß Belvedere. Multi-lingual pre-recorded commentary tells you about the sights as you travel round

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Vienna Sightseeing tours available

Getting There


Latitude: 48.20263; Longitude: 16.36908
What3Words: sizing.master.drips

Photos


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Web Link


www.viennasightseeing.at
Review created: 25/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Vienna Sightseeing: Red Route Vienna Sightseeing: Red Route No Data

Description


The Red route is a 60 minute tour of the city centre that starts at the Opera House and follows the route of the Ring Straße around the city centre. Multi-lingual pre-recorded commentary tells you about the sights as you travel round

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Vienna Sightseeing tours available

Getting There


Latitude: 48.202582; Longitude: 16.36947
What3Words: pilots.dusts.panel

Photos


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Web Link


www.viennasightseeing.at
Review created: 25/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Vienna Sightseeing: Ring Tram Vienna Sightseeing: Ring Tram No Data

Description


A 25 minute journey round the central ring tram line, taking in the main sites in the centre of the city including the Rathaus and Hofburg. A limited commentary gives you some information on the sights you are seeing. In reality, unless this in part of the inclusive ticket with the hop-on-hop-off bus tours this isn't worth taking as the commentary is so limited. You can do the same journey with a mixture of the number 1 and 2 trams for considerably less.

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Vienna Sightseeing tours available

Getting There


Latitude: 48.211654; Longitude: 16.377886
What3Words: appealed.rides.ruin

Photos


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Web Link


www.viennasightseeing.at
Review created: 24/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Vienna Sightseeing: Yellow Route Vienna Sightseeing: Yellow Route No Data

Description


The Yellow route is a 90 minute tour that starts at the Opera House and heads out west towards Schloß Schönbrunn before returning into town via the Arsenal and Schloß Belvedere. Multi-lingual pre-recorded commentary tells you about the sights as you travel round

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for all Vienna Sightseeing tours available

Getting There


Latitude: 48.202632; Longitude: 16.369226
What3Words: delivers.upper.toenail

Photos


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Web Link


www.viennasightseeing.at
Review created: 25/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Votivkirche Votivkirche No Data

Description


This large church is located on the Northern Edge of the ring, and was partly built in celebration of the Emperor of the time surviving an assassination attempt. It still is the tallest building on the Ring, though the 5m high statue on the top of the Rathaus takes the Rathaus to 4m taller if it's included. With a church so large it's naturally a massive space inside with a very high ceiling and lots of stained glass.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 48.215484; Longitude: 16.359095
What3Words: restrict.speeches.verge

Photos


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Web Link


www.votivkirche.at
Review created: 25/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Wien Museum Wien Museum No Data

Description


The Wien Museum tells the history of Vienna from its original days as a prehistoric settlement up to the end of the Habsburg Empire at the end of the First World War.

Charge


Charge, Free on a Sunday

Getting There


Latitude: 48.199169; Longitude: 16.373172
What3Words: bonkers.captive.cactus

Photos


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Web Link


www.wienmuseum.at
Review created: 20/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Bratislava: Castle Bratislava: Castle No Data

Description


Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the city this castle houses several museums to the history of Slovakia and Bratislava, as well as displays on Slovak culture and tradition

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.142186; Longitude: 17.100123
What3Words: ranking.reply.pastels

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 22/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Bratislava: St Michaels Cathedral Bratislava: St Michaels Cathedral No Data

Description


Located in the city centre this is the Cathedral for the city.

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 48.145286; Longitude: 17.106813
What3Words: tarred.means.tuck

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 22/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Grinzing: Kahlenberg Grinzing: Kahlenberg No Data

Description


This is billed as one of the best places to take in views of the city, looking down on the Danube valley and the city centre. On the day I visited a thick fog had descended on the city which meant that you couldn't even see more than about 100 yards. Nearby there are lots of trails through the woods, including up to further view points and viewing platforms. At the main terrace is a Polish church on the site where the Polish Army camped overnight before the final relief of Vienna in the final Ottoman war.

Charge


Free to take in the views (if there are any)

Getting There

You can take the hop-on-hop-off bus up to the view point, alternatively take the U4 north to the end of the line at Heiligenstadt and change there for a 38A bus that goes all the way to the view point car park, or take the 38 tram from the city centre to the end of the line at Grinzing and change there for the 38A. The 38A buses are very frequent, with at least one bus every 10 minutes, rising to one every 4-6 minutes on Sundays as the city heads to the hills. Total journey time from the city centre to the peak is around 45 minutes.
Latitude: 48.274993; Longitude: 16.336346
What3Words: hurt.bracelet.rents

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 26/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Schloß Schönbrunn: Desert House Schloß Schönbrunn: Desert House No Data

Description


Located opposite the palm house, the desert house has displays on desert dwelling animals as well as plants that have adapted to survive in arid conditions

Charge


Charge, combined ticket with the Zoo and Palm House

Getting There


Latitude: 48.183557; Longitude: 16.301308
What3Words: offers.surging.readings

Photos


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Web Link


www.schoenbrunn.at
Review created: 21/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Schloß Schönbrunn: Imperial Appartments Schloß Schönbrunn: Imperial Appartments No Data

Description


The summer residence of the Habsburgs, the apartments give a glimpse into the lives that several generations of the Imperial family lived.

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.184859; Longitude: 16.312187
What3Words: rather.writings.tries

Photos


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Web Link


www.schoenbrunn.at
Review created: 21/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Schloß Schönbrunn: Maze & Labyrinth Schloß Schönbrunn: Maze & Labyrinth No Data

Description


Located in the grounds of the castle the Maze and Labyrinth offer you the opportunity of getting hopelessly lost!

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 48.182641; Longitude: 16.309376
What3Words: trio.spines.budding

Photos


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Web Link


www.schoenbrunn.at
Review created: 21/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Schloß Schönbrunn: Palm House Schloß Schönbrunn: Palm House No Data

Description


Locate next to the Zoo the palm house has a selection of plants from across the globe

Charge


Charge, combined ticket with the Zoo and Desert House

Getting There


Latitude: 48.18428; Longitude: 16.302987
What3Words: shields.tells.subject

Photos


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Web Link


www.schoenbrunn.at
Review created: 21/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Schloß Schönbrunn: Zoo Schloß Schönbrunn: Zoo No Data

Description


Billed as the worlds oldest Zoo this was originally the Habsburgs menagerie that every good place shouldn’t have been without

Charge


Charge, combined ticket with the Desert House and Palm House

Getting There


Latitude: 48.182298; Longitude: 16.302938
What3Words: downturn.office.agreeing

Photos


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Web Link


www.schoenbrunn.at
Review created: 21/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Bratislava Bratislava No Data

Description


The capital of Slovakia is less than 70Km down stream on the Danube from Vienna and makes an easy day-trip. The city itself is not particularly beautiful with Soviet housing blocks on the opposite bank of the Danube casting a gloom over the whole of the city. The castle houses several exhibitions and the Old town is interesting to look around.

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Getting There

Trains leave every two hours from the Hauptbahnhof in Vienna to the central station in Bratislava. Journey time is about 1 hour 15 minutes including a stop for border checks at the border. Alternatively, during the summer months there are high-speed ferries that run from Schwedenplatz to the centre of Bratislava, taking about 70 minutes to make their journey. N.B. it is advisable to carry photo ID with you for the journey, whilst Austria and Slovakia are both members of the Schengen zone you may be asked to identify yourself prior to boarding the ferry or at the border crossing on the train.
Latitude: 48.148376; Longitude: 17.10731
What3Words: shifting.speaks.provider

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www.bratislava.sk
Review created: 22/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Grinzing Grinzing No Data

Description


This small wine growing town has long been subsumed into the growing city, but it still houses a number of wine cellars and vineyards wrapped over the hills. Despite being part of the city it still retains a pleasant small village feel

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Getting There

From the centre of town take the number 38 tram all the way to the end of the line in the centre of Grinzing. Journey time is about 25 minutes with trams at least every 10 minutes.
Latitude: 48.255787; Longitude: 16.341856
What3Words: inflame.heats.spill

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Review created: 26/01/2020; Last updated 29/01/2020

Schloß Schönbrunn Schloß Schönbrunn No Data

Description


The out of city summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family. The palace is set in acres of stunning park land with spectacular views as well as a zoo and botanical gardens

Charge


Charges to entre the apartments, zoo, botanical gardens and maze. Free to wander around the grounds

Getting There

Catch the U4 from the city centre to Schönbrunn station. Leave by the exit half way down the platform and follow the signs across the road to the palace.
Latitude: 48.181482; Longitude: 16.310234
What3Words: barman.kitten.physical

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www.schoenbrunn.at
Review created: 21/11/2005; Last updated 27/11/2005

Aquatopia Aquatopia No Data

Description


The city's aquarium, located just opposite the main central station. From initial looks, it could come across as a bit childish with its talking octopus. However, the information on the displays is written for an adult audience (or at least the English translation is) There are lots of displays, but the most spectacular is left for last as you walk through a tunnel surrounded on all sides by fish and sharks.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.219166; Longitude: 4.421069
What3Words: accent.fumes.legwork

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www.aquatopia.be
Review created: 06/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Cathedral Cathedral No Data

Description


The cathedral is in the process of being repaired, with most of the work complete. Inside it is very light despite the forest of pillars. The cathedral has seven aisles, which create a massive sense of space. There are several paintings dotted around the church including a few by Rubens.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.220264; Longitude: 4.401505
What3Words: stove.verges.blinks

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www.dekathedraal.be
Review created: 04/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Diamond Museum Diamond Museum No Data

Description


The museum presents a down to earth and interesting expose of the worlds most lusted after gem. With an audio guide instead of lots of multi-lingual information boards the museum tells the history of diamond, from its creation 2 billion years ago, through its importance in the past, up to the modern methods of creating spectacular gem stones (as well as creating diamond itself) and the way diamonds are mined and traded today.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.218124; Longitude: 4.421713
What3Words: post.variety.direct

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www.diamantmuseum.be
Review created: 06/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Middelheim Middelheim No Data

Description


A large park to the south of the city, where a sculpture park has been created. Works include many from famous sculptures. The park was expanded a few years ago and now also has an exhibition of modern sculpture

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Free to look around, Charge for an Audio guide

Getting There

From the centre of town you can catch either tram 7 or 15 to the stop Koninklijke Laan. The very last road crossed before the tram pulled into the stop leads directly to the park. Walk down it for about 1KM and you will reach the mid point between the upper and lower parts of the park. To the right in the modern sculpture area is the information kiosk where you can get the audio guides. Alternatively catch the number 17 bus from Antwerpen Centraal station. Get off at the stop after the stop outside the Crown Plaza hotel and Texaco petrol station (the bus will cross over a main road and turn right. The park is behind you on the other side of the dual carriageway road. Maps inside the park show the location of the statue park.
Latitude: 51.180984; Longitude: 4.412577
What3Words: recorder.airbag.feast

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Web Link


museum.antwerpen.be/middelheimopenluchtmuseum
Review created: 04/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

St Annatunnel St Annatunnel No Data

Description


The main pedestrian link from the leftbank area of Antwerp to the Old city. The tunnel is accessed through art deco houses at either end, access either by massive lifts or down ancient wooden escalators

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Free

Getting There


Latitude: 51.218712; Longitude: 4.395894
What3Words: generals.slim.from

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Review created: 04/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Steen Steen No Data

Description


Once one of the main defence points for the city, the Steen resembles a castle in all ways. However, only part of it survives. You can walk around the grounds and into some of the internal courtyards, but to access the inside of the building you must pay the entrance fee to the Maritime museum that it houses

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Free to look around the outside and courtyard, charge to enter museum

Getting There


Latitude: 51.222685; Longitude: 4.397382
What3Words: spoken.cafe.moped

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Review created: 04/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Zoo Zoo No Data

Description


Located slap bang next to the central station the Zoo is one of the oldest in Europe and has the usual assortment of animals including Lions, Tigers, Elephants and Giraffe.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.216347; Longitude: 4.423306
What3Words: pools.cans.kneeled

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Web Link


www.zooantwerpen.be
Review created: 06/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Zuid Terrace Zuid Terrace No Data

Description


Running between the city exit from the St Annatunnel and the Steen the South Terrace offers stunning views over both the leftbank and the city centre

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Free

Getting There


Latitude: 51.220036; Longitude: 4.39539
What3Words: squares.vineyard.blocking

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Review created: 04/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Ghent: Canal Cruises Ghent: Canal Cruises No Data

Description


The seriously touristy way to see Ghent, but informative and a way of getting a different perspective on the city. The captains also provide a multi-lingual commentary

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.055427; Longitude: 3.720556
What3Words: widget.slab.anchors

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Review created: 05/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Ghent: Cathedral Ghent: Cathedral No Data

Description


Quite a dark building, in the process of being repaired. The main attraction is the painted alter piece which has long queues of people waiting to see it

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Free, Donation suggested for the Cathedral. Charge to see the Altar Piece

Getting There


Latitude: 51.053683; Longitude: 3.72591
What3Words: wharfs.ketchup.curve

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Review created: 05/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Ghent: Gravensteen Ghent: Gravensteen No Data

Description


A proper castle with battlements and everything! Located towards the north of the city centre it has been used as a fortress, a prison, a court house and now a tourist attraction. You follow a signed walk that takes you around the whole of the building, through its many winding passages and hidden staircases. The views from the top of the castle over the city are worth the entrance fee themselves

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.057193; Longitude: 3.720653
What3Words: sharpen.echo.staging
Review created: 05/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Ghent: Sint Niklaaskerk Ghent: Sint Niklaaskerk No Data

Description


(St Nicholas church), is currently being repaired, so you can only see half of it. What you can see is a very light and bright church with lots of gold and paintings.

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Free, Donation suggested

Getting There


Latitude: 51.053896; Longitude: 3.722858
What3Words: fans.entrust.instance

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www.stniklaas.com
Review created: 05/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Ghent Ghent No Data

Description


Ghent is a pretty medieval city located at the junction of the railways canals and rivers that join Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels. Whilst not as large and picture book beautiful as Bruges it does benefit from less tourists and a proper castle

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Getting There

There are regular trains (2 an hour) from Antwerp to Ghent Sint Pieters station, from where it’s a 2KM walk due north (or 10 minutes on the tram) to the Korenmarkt. There are also regular trains from most other parts of Belgium (the trains from Brussels to Burges all stop at Ghent Sint Pieters station.
Latitude: 51.048301; Longitude: 3.720932
What3Words: succeed.rail.twirls

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Web Link


www.gent.be
Review created: 05/03/2006; Last updated 08/03/2006

Atomium Atomium No Data

Description


Part of the 1950's world fair site and one of the most famous landmarks of Brussels. This, now slightly tired, museum houses some simple displays and is best for the views it affords over the city.

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Charge, Joint ticket with MiniEurope available.

Getting There


Latitude: 50.894954; Longitude: 4.341402
What3Words: easy.chickens.tramps

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Web Link


www.atomium.be
Review created: 21/06/2004; Last updated 27/12/2007

Basilique de Sacré Coeur Basilique de Sacré Coeur No Data

Description


One of the main churches in Brussels, and often referred to as one of the ugliest buildings in the city. Modelled on it's namesake in Paris the building is very impressive, if not slightly over imposing. The views from the top of the main dome are breath

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Free to look around the inside of the church, charge for the tower

Getting There


Latitude: 50.867078; Longitude: 4.317284
What3Words: herds.crib.podcast

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Review created: 19/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

Comic Book Museum Comic Book Museum No Data

Description


Charting the history of one of Belgium's other great exports, the comic book, including exhibitions on the history of Comics, how comic strips are put together, how animation is put together and an exhibition on the most famous of the Belgium comic book w

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Charge, free with a Brussels Card

Getting There


Latitude: 50.84025; Longitude: 4.368246
What3Words: radar.dialect.posts

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Review created: 19/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

Le Mannekin-Pis Le Mannekin-Pis No Data

Description


A small statue of a little boy taking a leak, and one of the most famous symbols of Brussels, what else can you say about the Belgium's that isn't summed up by that statement

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.845016; Longitude: 4.349808
What3Words: ordering.also.nuggets

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Review created: 19/06/2004; Last updated 27/12/2007

MiniEurope MiniEurope No Data

Description


A project of EU proportions. Some of the most famous buildings from each of the EU's 25 members (but at the time of visiting, just a few weeks after 10 new countries joined the EU only Poland had been added to the original 15!) including the Eiffel Tower,

Charge


Charge, joint ticket with the Atomium available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.894331; Longitude: 4.338763
What3Words: priced.since.kitchens

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Web Link


www.minieurope.com
Review created: 21/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

Tervuren: Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale Tervuren: Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale No Data

Description


Once a museum dedicated to showing how nice Leopold I and the Belgium's had been to the peoples of their former colonies (today the DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi), today the museum now shows a more realistic view of the way the colonies were run, happily using words like Genocide, plunder and looting to describe how the artefacts made it back to Belgium.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 50.830906; Longitude: 4.518471
What3Words: rivers.armrest.success

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Web Link


www.africamuseum.be
Review created: 22/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

Waterloo: Audio Visual show Waterloo: Audio Visual show No Data

Description


The Audio Visual show uses maps and graphics to tell the key points of the battle showing how the battle turned with the arrival of the Prussians/

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Charge: Joint ticket with other battle field attractions available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.679302; Longitude: 4.405936
What3Words: ranked.doll.spacing

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Web Link


www.waterloo1815.be
Review created: 23/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

Waterloo: Battlefield Tour Waterloo: Battlefield Tour No Data

Description


You can join a battlefield tour which takes a route round the edge of the battlefield from the British lines, across the French lines, to where the Prussians joined late in the afternoon to turn the course of the battle. Commentary is in French, English and Dutch

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Charge: Joint ticket with other battle field attractions available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.679641; Longitude: 4.40585
What3Words: global.daring.national

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Web Link


www.waterloo1815.be
Review created: 23/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

Waterloo: Lion Monument Waterloo: Lion Monument No Data

Description


The monument was raised on the site of the battle of Waterloo, at the point where the prince of Orange was injured, and now is the focal point for the attractions relating to the battle that transformed Europe

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Charge: Joint ticket with other battle field attractions available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.678458; Longitude: 4.404788
What3Words: left.riders.owns

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Web Link


www.waterloo1815.be
Review created: 23/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

Waterloo: Panorama Waterloo: Panorama No Data

Description


The Panorama painting shows that battle at its height

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Charge: Joint ticket with other battle field attractions available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.679356; Longitude: 4.405174
What3Words: loves.fells.violin

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www.waterloo1815.be
Review created: 23/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

Waterloo: Wax Museum Waterloo: Wax Museum No Data

Description


The wax museum tells some of the story of the build-up to the battle, including basic biographies of the key players on both sides

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Charge: Joint ticket with other battle field attractions available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.67973; Longitude: 4.405657
What3Words: kitchen.sector.holiday

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www.waterloo1815.be
Review created: 23/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

Bruges Bruges No Data

Description


Located 12Km from the coast in the Flemish speaking part of the country Bruges is one of the finest examples of a medieval city in the world.

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Getting There

Hourly trains leave from the main stations in Brussels to Bruges taking about 45 minutes. It's then a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes on the bus (from the front of the station) to the medieval market square.
Latitude: 51.209434; Longitude: 3.225238
What3Words: printing.oppose.thin

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www.brugge.be
Review created: 20/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

Tervuren Tervuren No Data

Description


Tervuren is about 10Km from the centre of Brussels located on the edge of woodland in one of the greenest parts of the city

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Getting There

Tervuren is easily accessed by the number 44 tram which runs from Montgomery in the centre of Brussels to Terverun, ending a short distance from the museum. Trams take about 40 minutes to complete the journey
Latitude: 50.824234; Longitude: 4.5140344
What3Words: dashes.owners.mulls

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Web Link


www.tervuren.be
Review created: 19/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

Waterloo Waterloo No Data

Description


Once a quiet town, it was thrust to the attention of the world following a single day's battle here is 1815. The outcome changed the face of Europe, signalling the defeat of Napoleon and eventually the formation of much of Europe as we know it today.

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Getting There

Waterloo is about 12KM south west of Brussels, over the linguistic divide into Wallonia. TEC busses (Route W) runs from Gare du Midi to Waterloo, and then on the further 4KM to the actual battlefield
Latitude: 50.717384; Longitude: 4.396763
What3Words: cheat.hormones.handy

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www.waterloo1815.be
Review created: 23/12/2007; Last updated 27/12/2007

City Sightseeing Brussles: Blue Tour City Sightseeing Brussles: Blue Tour No Data

Description


The Blue route runs to the North out to the Atomium and the National Basilica. Multilingual commentary accomapnies the tour

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 50.846968; Longitude: 4.35669
What3Words: deals.smoothly.rotate

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Web Link


www.city-sightseeing.com
Review created: 19/05/2018; Last updated 22/05/2018

City Sightseeing Brussles: Red Tour City Sightseeing Brussles: Red Tour No Data

Description


The red tour starts from the side of the Cathedral and heads out to the South East of the city taking in the Royal and European quarters. A pre-recorded commentary tells you about the key sights

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 50.847391; Longitude: 4.357591
What3Words: frowns.pony.swear

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Web Link


www.city-sightseeing.com
Review created: 19/05/2018; Last updated 22/05/2018

Cathedral Cathedral No Data

Description


An impressive cathedral in the centre of the city. Very dark both inside and out, but with lots of colourful stained glass

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.643031; Longitude: 5.567182
What3Words: lawn.change.projects

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Review created: 28/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Citadel Citadel No Data

Description


The ruins of the Citadel now house a modern hospital, but from the outside of the walls you can get stunning views over the city

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.649979; Longitude: 5.577211
What3Words: dabble.became.anyway

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Review created: 27/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Montagne de Bueren Montagne de Bueren No Data

Description


373 steps rising steeply up to the Citadel, excellent exercise!

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Getting There


Latitude: 50.64809; Longitude: 5.577469
What3Words: amber.bubble.spilled

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Review created: 27/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Coo: Tèlècoo Coo: Tèlècoo No Data

Description


Chairlift that runs up from the amusement park at Coo into the hills above for stunning views of the area

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Getting There


Latitude: 50.394283; Longitude: 5.875481
What3Words: mottos.bumpy.mayor

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Web Link


www.telecoo.be
Review created: 28/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Coo: Waterfalls Coo: Waterfalls No Data

Description


The real attraction in Coo is the impressive falls that cascade under the bridge that the town is built around

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.393479; Longitude: 5.876822
What3Words: repented.remedied.economy

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Review created: 28/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Maastricht: Cathedral Maastricht: Cathedral No Data

Description


The Cathedral is instantly noticeable with its massive fortress like front. Inside it's quite plane, and quite dark

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Getting There


Latitude: 50.848725; Longitude: 5.687367
What3Words: riding.owners.abolish

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Review created: 27/06/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Maastricht: River cruise on the Maas Maastricht: River cruise on the Maas No Data

Description


Hourly cruises down the Maas running from the city centre to the border with Belgium and back. You can break your cruise part way and go on a tour of the St Pietersberg caves

Charge


Charge, combined ticket with St Pietersberg cave tour available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.850418; Longitude: 5.694673
What3Words: pony.slicing.treat

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Review created: 27/06/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Maastricht: St Pietersberg Caves Maastricht: St Pietersberg Caves No Data

Description


The caves have been formed by the mining of the limestone since the Roman times. Today the total number of passageways total over 200Km. The tour of the caves is only in Dutch

Charge


Charge, Combined ticket with River cruise available

Getting There

The easiest way of reaching the caves is to go on the river cruise, alternatively they are about 2KM south west of the city centre
Latitude: 50.825837; Longitude: 5.694931
What3Words: scouts.leaps.escaping

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Review created: 27/06/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Coo Coo No Data

Description


Small town on the way to Luxembourg which has an impressive set of waterfalls and chair lift to view the surrounding countryside. Around the chairlift station an amusement park has been built up

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Getting There

There are trains every other hour from Liège that take about 55 minutes. From the station walk up the access road and turn left, it's difficult not to hear the falls as you approach them! All other attractions are across the bridge
Latitude: 50.392693; Longitude: 5.876977
What3Words: portrayal.broadened.subgenre

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Review created: 28/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Maastricht Maastricht No Data

Description


Important town in the south of the Netherlands, home to one of Europe's most important treaties, and at the join of three countries (Aachen in Germany and Liège in Belgium are all within 25 minutes of the city)

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Getting There

There are regular hourly trains from Liège to Maastricht that take about 30 minutes
Latitude: 50.844538; Longitude: 5.687485
What3Words: tiptoes.yell.hitters

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Web Link


www.vvvmaastricht.nl
Review created: 27/07/2006; Last updated 02/07/2006

Belfort Belfort No Data

Description


The Belfry has played and important role in the life of the city since the 14th Century and continues to be one of the dominant sights on the city landscape. The tower now houses an exhibition on it's history and roll, as well as offering stunning views over the city centre. For those feeling lazy a lift goes from the first floor up to the viewing platform.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.053624; Longitude: 3.724916
What3Words: outdoors.dreamer.pots

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Web Link


www.belfortgent.be
Review created: 21/12/2013; Last updated 27/12/2013

Gravensteen Gravensteen No Data

Description


A proper castle with battlements and everything! Located towards the north of the city centre it has been used as a fortress, a prison, a court house and now a tourist attraction. You follow a signed walk that takes you around the whole of the building, through its many winding passages and hidden staircases. The views from the top of the castle over the city are worth the entrance fee themselves

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.057156; Longitude: 3.720676
What3Words: outlined.blurred.duke

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Web Link


www.gravensteengent.be
Review created: 22/12/2013; Last updated 27/12/2013

Rederij De Gentenaar Canal Cruises Rederij De Gentenaar Canal Cruises No Data

Description


One of several companies offering tours through the waterways of Ghent. This company offers tours year round, including in covered boats, which in late December was a distinct advantage. A guide points out key sights as the boat glides, very slowly, round the centre of Ghent.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.05533; Longitude: 3.720825
What3Words: pulp.reading.fishery

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Web Link


rederijdegentenaer.be
Review created: 21/12/2013; Last updated 27/12/2013

Sint Niklaaskerk (Saint Nicholas Church) Sint Niklaaskerk (Saint Nicholas Church) No Data

Description


Originally a much larger building, today only half the building is still in use as a church. Inside the large widows make for a building flooded with light.

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Free, Donation suggested

Getting There


Latitude: 51.05396; Longitude: 3.722887
What3Words: harmony.bunk.slider

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Web Link


www.stniklaas.com
Review created: 21/12/2013; Last updated 27/12/2013

Sint-Baafskathedraal (Saint Bavo Cathedral) Sint-Baafskathedraal (Saint Bavo Cathedral) No Data

Description


At the time of visiting in 2013 the Cathedral was still in the process of being repaired (as it was when I took a day trip here from Antwerp in early 2006!). Inside there are the usual large number of side chapels, as well as an extensive crypt that houses some of the Cathedrals treasures. The main attraction is the painted alter piece which has long queues of people waiting to see it

Charge


Free, Donation suggested for the Cathedral. Charge to see the Altar Piece

Getting There


Latitude: 51.052965; Longitude: 3.727149
What3Words: magpie.finishing.scary

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Web Link


www.sintbaafskathedraal.be
Review created: 21/12/2013; Last updated 27/12/2013

Sint-Pietersabdij (Saint Peters Abbey) Sint-Pietersabdij (Saint Peters Abbey) No Data

Description


The remains of a once mighty abbey, today a mixture of museum, conference centre and university teaching space. You take a guided tour around the site using a video guide that tells you more about each area.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.042399; Longitude: 3.727005
What3Words: maximum.pining.island

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Web Link


www.sintpietersabdijgent.be
Review created: 22/12/2013; Last updated 27/12/2013

Groot Begijnhof Groot Begijnhof No Data

Description


Buildings of a former lay community (women who hadn't taken religious vows to become nuns). Today the elegant buildings form a quiet area to the South of the city centre arranged around an island in the river

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.871705; Longitude: 4.697025
What3Words: truth.snore.animals

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Review created: 25/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Grote Markt Grote Markt No Data

Description


The main city square bordered by St Peters Church and the Town Hall

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.879238; Longitude: 4.700505
What3Words: homes.shakes.octopus

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Review created: 24/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Klein Begijnhof Klein Begijnhof No Data

Description


A smaller former lay community, made up of one main street

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.88491; Longitude: 4.698862
What3Words: apples.liability.ribs

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Review created: 26/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Kruidtuin Kruidtuin No Data

Description


The city's botanical gardens housing a wide range of plants including temperate and tropical greenhouses

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.878057; Longitude: 4.69018
What3Words: visions.ages.books

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Review created: 25/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Oude Markt Oude Markt No Data

Description


The old market square, today home to many of the city's bars and restaurants

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Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.877926; Longitude: 4.699223
What3Words: apply.beast.yawned

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Web Link


www.oudemarktleuven.be
Review created: 24/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Sint-Pieterskerk Sint-Pieterskerk No Data

Description


The largest church in the city centre, located on the Grote Markt. Inside the large a light church is a pleasant space. There is an exhibition of items from the churches treasury (additional charge)

Charge


Free, Charge to go into the Treasury

Getting There


Latitude: 50.87952; Longitude: 4.701415
What3Words: perfect.himself.meaning

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Review created: 24/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Stella Artois Brewery Tour Stella Artois Brewery Tour No Data

Description


The Artois Brewery has been in the city for centuries, but it's most famous beer has only been being produced since 1926. The tour takes in the brewing process, the brew hall and bottling plant before ending in the brewery's bar where you can sample the product.

Charge


Charge - tickets must be brought in advance at the tourist information centre by the town hall, or online. There are no ticket purchasing facilities at the Brewery itself (it's approximately a 20 minute walk from the Town Hall to the Brewery)

Getting There

The brewery is located to the North East of the city centre, past the station. It is well signposted from the city centre. Head alongside the canal until you walk past the main works car park and then turn down the side road (Dijledreef) to reach the Brewery reception
Latitude: 50.889295; Longitude: 4.708446
What3Words: held.skip.heeding

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Review created: 25/02/2017; Last updated 04/03/2017

Belfort Belfort No Data

Description


Located in the ancient medieval square the Bell Tower offers outstanding views over the whole of the medieval city and to the coast beyond

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.208233; Longitude: 3.225152
What3Words: recover.umpires.cookies

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Review created: 20/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Choco-Story Choco-Story No Data

Description


The museum tells the history of chocolate from it's origins in South America through to modern day production. The exhibition includes a live demonstration of making chocolate, and an opportunity to sample the end product

Charge


Charge, Joint entry ticket with Friet Museum available

Getting There


Latitude: 51.2105; Longitude: 3.226392
What3Words: student.stars.turkeys

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Web Link


www.choco-story.be
Review created: 21/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Church of Our Lady Church of Our Lady No Data

Description


Church located by the side of the main canal which boasts an original Michelangelo statue (the Madonna with child)

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 51.204638; Longitude: 3.224667
What3Words: coaster.smile.vouch

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Review created: 20/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Church of the Holy Blood Church of the Holy Blood No Data

Description


Church located in the Burg. Split into two parts an upper, very ostentatious part and the lower more refined chapel.

Charge


Suggested Donation

Getting There


Latitude: 51.208154; Longitude: 3.226813
What3Words: glove.leaflet.viewing

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Review created: 20/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

City tour City tour No Data

Description


A mini-bus tour through the heart of the medieval city centre taking in most of the key sites. Pre-recorded multi-lingual commentary, supported by a video show at the front of the bus for certain sights

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.209053; Longitude: 3.224088
What3Words: wiggles.little.darting

Photos


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Web Link


www.citytour.be
Review created: 20/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Friet Museum Friet Museum No Data

Description


The museum tells the history of the cultivation of the potato, how it was brought to Europe and how the Chip, and the Belgium's love affair with it grew. The museum ends in the chip shop where you can sample some Friets

Charge


Charge, Joint entry ticket with Choco-Story available

Getting There


Latitude: 51.211002; Longitude: 3.224031
What3Words: bongo.verbs.vines

Photos


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Web Link


www.frietmuseum.be
Review created: 21/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Halve Maan Brewery Halve Maan Brewery No Data

Description


Located in the southern part of the city, this is the only remaining brewery with the city itself, making several thousand litres a month (as apposed to the big commercial companies making tens of thousands of litres a day). The tour of the brewery takes in the old brew-house which was in use up until the 1960's and takes you through the process of brewing beer in Belgium. Following the tour there is a chance to sample the end product

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.202296; Longitude: 3.223959
What3Words: finger.sprawls.seasons

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Web Link


www.halvemaan.be
Review created: 20/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

River Tours River Tours No Data

Description


30 minute long tours of the canals that leave from various points along the length but all follow the same course! They are a very good way of seeing the city and also for seeing it from a slightly different angle

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.206872; Longitude: 3.226625
What3Words: staples.coughed.tennis

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Review created: 20/06/2004; Last updated 09/07/2004

Oostende: Kusttram Oostende: Kusttram No Data

Description


The Costal tram runs virtually the whole length of the Belgium cost, from Knokke near the Dutch boarder to De Pane near the French Boarder. Along the way it passes through spectacular scenery with the dunes of the Belgium coast dominating the landscape.

Charge


You can buy a day, three day or seven day card for unlimited travel up and down the line

Getting There

There are regular direct trains from Brugge to Oostende, taking about 15 minutes
Latitude: 51.22783; Longitude: 2.925239
What3Words: spoiler.lots.hunches

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Web Link


www.dekusttram.be
Review created: 22/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

De Panne De Panne No Data

Description


Located just north of the border with France, this whole stretch of coast played a vital role in both World Wars. During WWI it was the HQ of the Belgium government, and the only part of the country not captured by the Germans. In World War II it's dunes, and the system that runs to beyond Dunkirk in France protected the retreating allied soldiers and helped to create the miracle of Dunkirk. Today it is a major beach resort on the Belgium coast, but you can still see the dunes that provided so much protection.

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Getting There

To get there from Brugge it's a complicated trip by train, having to go quite a way back into Belgium before being able to come back again. The easiest way is to get the train to Oostende and pick up the costal tram down to De Panne (it's about 15 minutes to Oostende, and then another 90 or so on the tram)
Latitude: 51.099426; Longitude: 2.591743
What3Words: ladders.buck.career

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Web Link


www.depanne.be
Review created: 22/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Heist Heist No Data

Description


The main costal resort on the Northern part of the Belgium coast has miles upon miles of white sand beaches.

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Getting There

Trains run from Brugge to either Knokke, Blankenberge Or Oostende from where you can pick up the costal tram. Knokke is considerably closer, but there are more trains to Oostende
Latitude: 51.099426; Longitude: 2.591743
What3Words: ladders.buck.career

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Web Link


www.knokke-heist.be
Review created: 22/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Knokke Knokke No Data

Description


Located just south of the border with the Netherlands. Knokke town centre is set back from the coast (the coast area is actually called Knokke-Heist merging with the costal town of Heist), but has a train station with direct trains back to Brugge and beyond.

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Getting There

There are direct trains from Brugge to Knokke
Latitude: 51.339915; Longitude: 3.285341
What3Words: amuses.kicked.headed

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Web Link


www.knokke-heist.be
Review created: 22/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Oostende Oostende No Data

Description


A major port town on the Belgium coast, with a lively fishing harbour, good restaurants and a convenient place to reach the rest of the coast from

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Getting There

There are regular direct trains from Brugge to Oostende, taking about 15 minutes
Latitude: 51.222798; Longitude: 2.913437
What3Words: tonic.vowing.proper

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Web Link


www.toerisme-oostende.be
Review created: 22/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Wenduine Wenduine No Data

Description


Situated on the Belgium coast Wenduine lies between two large runs of spectacular sand dunes.

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Getting There

To get to Wenduine you need to catch the Costal tram from either Oostende, Knokke or Blankenberge to Wenduine. There are trains from Brugge to either of these locations. Blankenberge is closest to Wenduine, but there are more trains to Oostende.
Latitude: 51.222798; Longitude: 2.913437
What3Words: tonic.vowing.proper

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Web Link


www.wenduine.com
Review created: 22/12/2008; Last updated 26/12/2008

Fort Napoleon Fort Napoleon No Data

Description


Originally built during the Napoleonic era to protect this part of the coast from attack by the English. It was never used for its original purpose and has gone through several cycles of decline, dilapidation and then repair and renovation. At the start of WWI the occupying Germans had to dig the fort out from the dunes that had all but consumed it. After being turned into a museum between the wars it was taken back over by the occupying Nazi forces during WWII. Following on from the war it had various lives including as a climbing centre before falling into almost total ruin by the early 1990's when it was rescued by the regional heritage agency who have restored the fort back to how it would have looked in the days of the Napoleonic era, as well as adding in modern touches such as an modern extension housing a bistro with a sun deck.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.238989; Longitude: 2.934362
What3Words: wipes.comment.impaired

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Web Link


www.fort-napoleon.be
Review created: 21/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Ijslanfvaarder Amandine Ijslanfvaarder Amandine No Data

Description


The last of the Oostende Icelandic trawlers it has been preserved as a museum in dry dock. In the museum element you can wander around the keel of the ship and find out more information on the history of the Icelandic fishing fleet. Entering through a hole cut in the keel you climb up through the boat to the deck and the bridge

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.229404; Longitude: 2.924026
What3Words: grid.tunes.eats

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Web Link


www.zeilschipmercator.be
Review created: 22/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Koningspark Koningspark No Data

Description


A small park located just back from the seafront in the west of the city, including a tranquil Japanese garden.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 51.22696; Longitude: 2.906734
What3Words: thrones.intro.prance

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Review created: 22/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Kusttram Kusttram No Data

Description


The Kusttram (Coastal tram) runs virtually the entire length of the Belgium coast from De Panne on the border with France to Knokke-Heist on the Dutch border, with the centre of the route forming the local tram service through Oostende. Along the way the route passes through amazing coastal scenery and all of the Belgium coastal resorts. With regular departures during the summer months (and departures every 20 minutes in the winter) it's easy to get a day or multi-day pass and hop on and off up and down the coast.

Charge


It's worth getting either a one, three, five or seven day ticket from the vending machines or kiosks at many of the stops. You can also buy these from the driver, but they are more expensive.

Getting There


Latitude: 51.230772; Longitude: 2.914421
What3Words: sands.noted.whispers

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Web Link


www.delijn.be/dekusttram
Review created: 21/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Noordzeeaquarium Noordzeeaquarium No Data

Description


This small aquarium houses exhibits of the sea creatures that are generally found in the North Sea, including cod, shrimp and lobsters. There are a number of tanks with species in them, and several exhibition cases of stuffed marine life.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.23274; Longitude: 2.922538
What3Words: fixture.corner.learning

Photos


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Web Link


users.skynet.be/noordzee.aquarium
Review created: 22/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Oostends Historisch Museum/Stadsmuseum Oostende Oostends Historisch Museum/Stadsmuseum Oostende No Data

Description


Located in the house that was once occupied by the royal family from the 1830s onwards, including being the location where Queen Louise died after suffering from TB. Today it houses the city museum which has exhibitions on royal connection, as well as on the history of the city and the role of both fishing and the Oostende-Dover ferry service on the fortunes of the city.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.233321; Longitude: 2.918169
What3Words: glitter.princes.reinforce

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Web Link


www.oostende.be/stadsmuseum
Review created: 22/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Raversyde Anno 1465 Raversyde Anno 1465 No Data

Description


This museum has rebuilt buildings from the 15th century fishing village of Walraversijde which was abandoned in the 16th century. Today three houses and the bakery have been reconstructed using original bricks. The museum has a large number of archaeological artefacts uncovered during the works

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for Raversyde Atlantikwall and Raversyde Anno 1465 available

Getting There

From the centre of Oostende take a number 68 or 69 bus to Domein Raversijde stop opposite the Anno 1465 museum. Alternatively take a De Panne bound tram to the Domein Raversijde stop (its impossible to miss look for the fortifications on the top of the dunes as the tram approaches the stop) and walk up over the dunes, past the Atlantikwall museum and through the scenic park. The journey takes about 15 minutes from Oostende to the bus or tram stops
Latitude: 51.198646; Longitude: 2.849023
What3Words: chimney.media.gerbil

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Web Link


www.raversyde.be
Review created: 21/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Raversyde Atlantikwall Raversyde Atlantikwall No Data

Description


The museum, housed in buildings used by Prince Charles, the Prince Regent, between 1945 and 1950, tells the story of the Atlantic wall - the line of defences built by Hitler from the top of Norway to the south of France and round the Channel Islands to protect fortress Europe from the British. In the end the defences in Raversyde were never used, but such was the success of the Allied deception operation that had the Nazi's believing D-Day was only a diversion for several weeks, it continued to be built up into the August of 1944. Outside of the museum you can walk around a large part of the fortifications to see the vast amount of work that went into the site.

Charge


Charge, Joint ticket for Raversyde Atlantikwall and Raversyde Anno 1465 available

Getting There

From the centre of Oostende take a De Panne bound tram to the Domein Raversijde stop (its impossible to miss look for the fortifications on the top of the dunes as the tram approaches the stop). The journey takes about 15 minutes from the centre of Oostende. Alternatively take the number 68 or 69 bus to Domein Raversijde stop opposite the Anno 1465 museum and walk through the scenic park
Latitude: 51.200623; Longitude: 2.847342
What3Words: agencies.hotline.cloth

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Web Link


www.raversyde.be
Review created: 21/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

Zielschip Mercator Zielschip Mercator No Data

Description


This large sailing ship is in dock in the Mercator yacht harbour and is open to be visited. A signed route takes your round most of the ship.

Charge


Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 51.226719; Longitude: 2.91939
What3Words: directs.correct.conclude

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Web Link


www.zeilschipmercator.be
Review created: 22/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018

In Flanders Fields Museum In Flanders Fields Museum No Data

Description


Located in the former Cloth Hall the museum tells the history of the battles around Ypres during the Great War. Starting at the end of the Belle Époque the museum charts the road to war across Europe and the impact of the war not just on the soldiers but on the citizens and towns of Flanders. It tells the story from the view of medics, and the front line soldiers. In places the museum is harrowing and after more than two hours walking round you feel emotionally drained, but this is a must visit for anyone coming to this part of the world

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 50.851186; Longitude: 2.885881
What3Words: cloud.return.sweeping

Photos


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Web Link


www.inflandersfields.be
Review created: 27/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Last Post Ceremony Last Post Ceremony No Data

Description


Held every evening at 8pm (as it has been since July 1928, only interrupted by WWII during which time the service took place at Brookwood Cemetery in the UK) this short service commemorates all those who lost their lives in the First World War. At it's simplest the ceremony involves the playing of the last post and is incredibly moving.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.852071; Longitude: 2.891264
What3Words: blazers.behind.triads

Photos


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Web Link


www.lastpost.be
Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Menin Gate Menin Gate No Data

Description


Built to replace the original city gate that was destroyed during the bombardment of Ieper during the war this monumental arch lists the names of 54,395 Commonwealth soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient but whose bodies were never identified.

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Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.85203; Longitude: 2.891021
What3Words: lakes.inferior.undulation

Photos


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Web Link


www.cwgc.org
Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Ramparts Ramparts No Data

Description


Running for nearly 3Km round half of the city the Ramparts are all that remain of a much larger set of fortifications that once surrounded the city. From the top of the ramparts there are excellent views over the city.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.844803; Longitude: 2.891955
What3Words: them.explorer.jeering

Photos


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Web Link


www.toerisme-ieper.be
Review created: 26/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Sint-Maartenskathedraal Sint-Maartenskathedraal No Data

Description


It's hard to imagine that this Cathedral has been completely rebuilt to its original plan after total destruction in WW1.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 50.851736; Longitude: 2.885132
What3Words: served.quest.ambition

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Stedelijk Museum Stedelijk Museum No Data

Description


The city museum houses a collection of paintings and artefacts related to the city, including a video charting the history of the city from it's founding to the modern day.

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Charge, Free with an ticket for In Flanders Fields

Getting There


Latitude: 50.845545; Longitude: 2.889247
What3Words: quiet.outraged.huddle

Photos


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Review created: 27/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Passendale: Tyne Cot Cemetery Passendale: Tyne Cot Cemetery No Data

Description


This is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in the world and the sea of headstones gives a sharp reminder of the scale of death that the Great War imposed on those fighting in it. The cemetery is set around a former German pillbox, over which the ceremonial cross has been constructed. What makes the site all the more moving is the number of graves that have no name or details, just the simple line 'A soldier of the Great War, Known unto God'

Charge


Free

Getting There

The number 94 bus runs from Ieper Station to Tyne Cot bus stop (about every hour, 28 minute) from where it’s a five minute walk to the cemetery
Latitude: 50.887273; Longitude: 2.999447
What3Words: twinning.hand.macaroon

Photos


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Web Link


www.cwgc.org
Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Passendale: Tyne Cot Visitors Centre Passendale: Tyne Cot Visitors Centre No Data

Description


Located just behind the cemetery is a small visitors centre that has some background to the battle for the site, and to the cemetery. All the time a single voice reads out just the name and age at death of soldiers.

Charge


Free

Getting There

The number 94 bus runs from Ieper Station to Tyne Cot bus stop (about every hour, 28 minute) from where it’s a five minute walk to the cemetery
Latitude: 50.888515; Longitude: 3.000167
What3Words: overshot.bursting.disco

Photos


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Web Link


www.cwgc.org
Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Poperinge: Hop Museum Poperinge: Hop Museum No Data

Description


Poperinge is the centre of the Belgium Hop industry, which given the Belgium passion for beer making makes it an important town. The museum tells the story of the Hop and the building that the museum is housed in the former City scales.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 50.855261; Longitude: 2.721996
What3Words: risks.symphony.droplet

Photos


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Web Link


www.hopmuseum.be
Review created: 26/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Zillebeke: Hooge Crater Museum Zillebeke: Hooge Crater Museum No Data

Description


This small museum tells the story of the battles that took place around this area, opposite is a small Commonwealth cemetery

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Charge

Getting There

The number 84 bus runs from the Station and the Markt out to Zillebeke. The bus stop is located about 300m beyond the museum outside the theme park. Buses run around once an hour and take just over 10 minutes from Markt.
Latitude: 50.846595; Longitude: 2.943443
What3Words: metals.monetary.sings

Photos


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Web Link


www.hoogecrater.com
Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Zonnebeke: Memorial Museum Passchendaele Zonnebeke: Memorial Museum Passchendaele No Data

Description


The museum tells the history of the 3rd Ypres battle, better known as Passendale (or Passchendaele). This was a 100 day battle that moved the front line just 8KM forward and cost nearly a quarter of a million Commonwealth lives (and a similar number of German lives). The museum includes the reconstruction of a large dugout that soldiers would have lived in on the front line and a reconstruction of both a German and a British trench system.

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Charge

Getting There

The number 94 bus runs from Ieper Station to the Plaats bus stop in Zonnebeke located a few yards from the museum (about every hour, 25 minute)
Latitude: 50.870787; Longitude: 2.988718
What3Words: worksheet.jealousy.fuses

Photos


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Web Link


www.passchendaele.be
Review created: 25/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Flanders Fields Flanders Fields No Data

Description


The whole area around Ieper (or Ypres as it was more commonly known at the time of WWI) was one of the bloodiest battlefields where the front line moved the least and the bodies mounted fastest. From just one offensive - the 3rd battle of Ypres, the death toll approached a quarter of a million men on each side. The whole countryside is littered with war graves as a memorial to the men who died, many of whom were never identified.

Charge


There are no charges to enter the Commonwealth War Graves sites, though museums in the area do charge entry fees.

Getting There

With the exception of Poperinge which is on the train line most other locations require the use of buses. Some sites are not easily accessible by public transport in which case joining a battlefields tour may be the only way to get to all the sites.
Latitude: 50.851471; Longitude: 2.887108
What3Words: examples.stove.curry

Photos


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Web Link


www.greatwar.co.uk
Review created: 26/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Poperinge Poperinge No Data

Description


Located around 10Km West of Ieper, Poperinge is the centre of the Belgium hop industry with around 90% of all of Belgium's hops grown in the locality. On the journey into the town you pass countless fields set up for hop growing (in March when I went it was just the bare hop wires and poles, by late summer the towering hops would be clearly visible.) The town itself shows off its wealth with a very pretty Grote Markt. During the war Pops as it was known to the British forces was sufficiently far back from the frontline to be a location for relaxation and recuperation, though of course large numbers still succumbed to their wounds in the town.

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Getting There

Trains run every hour from Ieper to Poperinge taking around 7 minutes to make the journey. The station in Poperinge is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. Alternatively the number 60 bus runs roughly every hour and takes around 20 minutes to reach the very centre of Poperinge at the Grote Markt
Latitude: 50.855715; Longitude: 2.726449
What3Words: splice.trout.translate

Photos


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Web Link


www.toerismepoperinge.be
Review created: 26/03/2016; Last updated 03/04/2016

Kusttram Kusttram No Data

Description


The Kusttram (Coastal tram) runs virtually the entire length of the Belgium coast from De Panne on the border with France to Knokke-Heist on the Dutch border. Along the way the route passes through amazing coastal scenery and all of the Belgium coastal resorts. With regular departures during the summer months (and departures every 20 minutes in the winter) it's easy to get a day or multi-day pass and hop on and off up and down the coast

Charge


It's worth getting either a one, three, five or seven day ticket from the vending machines or kiosks at many of the stops. You can also buy these from the driver, but they are more expensive.

Getting There


Latitude: 51.331803; Longitude: 3.206369
What3Words: optimum.gaffer.leap

Photos


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Web Link


www.delijn.be/dekusttram
Review created: 04/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

De Panne De Panne No Data

Description


The start (or end) of the line. Located near the French border there are connections to Dunkerque. The link to Dunkerque is all the more significant in that De Panne also played its part as an evacuation beach of Allied troops as the miracle of the little boats took place to spirit the army out of the hands of the Nazi's as they advanced through France and Belgium. Today De Panne has a large number of sights, including a Kusttram museum. The prom has some of the more expensive restaurants along the coast.

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 2 hours
Latitude: 51.099839; Longitude: 2.579955
What3Words: pillow.woods.crawling

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Koksijde Koksijde No Data

Description


A wide sandy beach the slowly gives way to dunes at the Eastern end. The seafront has a large number of reasonably priced restaurants

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 1 hour 50 minutes
Latitude: 51.120821; Longitude: 2.633221
What3Words: darkest.teams.changed

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Oostduinkerke Oostduinkerke No Data

Description


From Koksijde to Oostduinkerke the beach is boarded by an impressive set of sand dunes that you can wander through. The walk between the two resorts takes around 40 minutes but is very pleasant. Beach side at Oostduinkerke appeared to be more residential with the main shops and restaurants set a street back on the same road the trams run along

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 1 hour 35 minutes
Latitude: 51.132827; Longitude: 2.671319
What3Words: apple.terms.backyard

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Nieuwpoort Nieuwpoort No Data

Description


Located at the mouth of the Yser river Nieuwpoort is the only time the tram really leaves the seaside as it heads inland to cross the river. A land train runs tours round the centre of town, and there are river cruises into a nearby nature reserve

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 1 hour 25 minutes
Latitude: 51.150299; Longitude: 2.720851
What3Words: mailmen.drilling.snuggled

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Westende Westende No Data

Description


Back onto the coast beyond Nieuwpoort the trams run one street behind the seafront through the town and then move onto the promenade once out of town. Another location with a wide sandy beach

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 1 hour 20 minutes
Latitude: 51.171356; Longitude: 2.775095
What3Words: tributes.provisional.foxhole

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Middlekerke Middlekerke No Data

Description


Middlekerke is a resort set around the Casio that forms the centre of the town dominating the sea front and visible from some way in both directions

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 1 hour 15 minutes
Latitude: 51.18735; Longitude: 2.813739
What3Words: defended.rent.potato

Photos


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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Raversijde Raversijde No Data

Description


By Raversijde the trams are running along the sea front with dunes moving away in land. Along this stretch are remains of the Atlantic Wall, built in the First World War and heavily strengthened by the Nazi's in WWII. An open-air museum of the fortifications is a short walk from the tram stop

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 1 hour 10 minutes
Latitude: 51.200932; Longitude: 2.844552
What3Words: coffeehouse.amended.starlit

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Oostende Oostende No Data

Description


The main town on the coast and the main railhead back to Brussels (though train connections are also available at De Panne, Blankenberge, Zeebrugge and Knokke). There are several sights in town, including the impressive church that dominates the skyline. As it's a large town/city there are plenty of options for eating and drinking

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 55 minutes
Latitude: 51.230851; Longitude: 2.914043
What3Words: sprawls.metals.horses

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 05/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

De Haan De Haan No Data

Description


Perhaps the prettiest town on the coast, nestling between the dunes the only downside to the town is it's encirclement by the main coast road. A short walk from the prom and you are into the dunes that dominate this part of the coast

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 30 minutes
Latitude: 51.274802; Longitude: 3.030582
What3Words: shapes.submits.translated

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 06/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Wenduine Wenduine No Data

Description


Nestling at the end of the run of dunes from De Haan, Wenduine comes back to the extended prom and beach formula

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 20 minutes
Latitude: 51.301045; Longitude: 3.076416
What3Words: necked.screening.secrecy

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 06/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Blankenberge Blankenberge No Data

Description


The main resort town on the coast with a vast number of seafront café's, restaurants, kiosks and more. Land trains tour the town and you can even take a stroll down Belgium's only pier

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 10 minutes
Latitude: 51.316652; Longitude: 3.129682
What3Words: flank.flips.magnum

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 06/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Knokke-Heist Knokke-Heist No Data

Description


The last town on the coast heading north is actually two towns. Knokke about 2Km inland houses the train station whilst Heist is the coastal resort. From here buses connect into the southern parts of the Netherlands

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Getting There

From Zeebrugge journey time is around 10 minutes
Latitude: 51.341301; Longitude: 3.240294
What3Words: basing.earplug.consulates

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Web Link


www.visitflanders.com
Review created: 06/07/2014; Last updated 13/07/2014

Ancient Serdica: Inside area Ancient Serdica: Inside area No Data

Description


A significant portion of the excavations are underneath the main North South road and this space has been turned into an enclosed space. This includes a number of mosaics as well as lead pipes in their original Roman locations, along with a couple of the original streets of the Roman city.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 42.699009; Longitude: 23.322295
What3Words: rattler.taking.observe

Photos


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Web Link


www.sofiahistorymuseum.bg
Review created: 11/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Ancient Serdica: Outside area Ancient Serdica: Outside area No Data

Description


The ruins of the old Western gate and parts of the walls of ancient Serdica are now located underneath one of the main traffic intersections in the city centre. They form part of a large subway/underpass - meaning you just stumble across them as you cross the road.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.697599; Longitude: 23.323787
What3Words: toffee.sobs.crimson

Photos


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Web Link


www.sofiahistorymuseum.bg
Review created: 10/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

City Sightseeing Sofia City Sightseeing Sofia No Data

Description


A circular bus tour of central Sofia, taking in the key sights starting from behind the Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral. An onboard guide gives a full narration as you travel round in English. The journey is in an open-top coach

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 42.695732; Longitude: 23.333924
What3Words: fire.similar.impulse

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Review created: 11/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Golyam Rezen peak Golyam Rezen peak No Data

Description


The peak is one of the highest points in the Sofia region with an altitude of 2290m. From here there are excellent views over the capital and the surrounding area. Its easy to spot key sights in the city centre, and also to take in quite how small and compact the city is compared to some other European capitals

Charge


Free

Getting There

The peak is reached in a short walk from the top of Vitoshko Lale 2.
Latitude: 42.564365; Longitude: 23.291101
What3Words: action.reviewed.intend

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Review created: 12/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Lovers Bridge Lovers Bridge No Data

Description


What could be quite a utilitarian bridge linking the National Palace of Culture Park to the southern parks of the city over a busy part of the inner ring road, it has instead been turned into an outdoor exhibition area, with large display boards showing rotating exhibitions. From the bridge there are also good views of the mountains in the distance.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.68276; Longitude: 23.320194
What3Words: multiple.managers.dozen

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Web Link



Review created: 12/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

National Archaeological Museum National Archaeological Museum No Data

Description


The museum is built into a former Ottoman era mosque next to the presidential palace in the heart of the city. Inside are a large collection of objects and artefacts from the prehistoric periods through to the Roman era with a large number of funerary monuments and busts.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 42.696361; Longitude: 23.324588
What3Words: foiled.nasal.faded

Photos


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Web Link


naim.bg
Review created: 11/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

National Palace of Culture Park National Palace of Culture Park No Data

Description


One of the parks closest to the centre of the city, and located around the Palace of Culture. The park includes an impressive avenue of fountains and the Temple of Bulgarian Martyrs

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.686323; Longitude: 23.31921
What3Words: overnight.elevator.tailed

Photos


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Web Link


www.ndk.bg
Review created: 12/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

North-East Corner Round Tower North-East Corner Round Tower No Data

Description


Small set of ruins of the North East Tower of the old walls of Serdica, you can't go down into the ruins, but they can be viewed from street level.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.699628; Longitude: 23.324951
What3Words: dare.grumble.daunting

Photos


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Web Link


www.sofiahistorymuseum.bg
Review created: 13/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Saint Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral No Data

Description


The impressive golden domed cathedral located on the Eastern side of the old city. Inside it’s a very ornate space with lots of icons. This is the primary church of the Bulgarian Orthodox church - so their equivalent of St Peters in the Vatican, so the impressive show is unsurprising.

Charge


Free, Charge to take photos

Getting There


Latitude: 42.695814; Longitude: 23.332869
What3Words: inner.poet.concerts

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Web Link


www.cathedral.bg
Review created: 10/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Simeonovo Gondola Lift Simeonovo Gondola Lift No Data

Description


The Gondola lifts run up through two intermediate stations (though the first station is numbered both 2 and 3 as the cars switch from one cable to another inside the station. The total journey to the upper 5th station takes about 30 minutes and covers a distance of over 6KM (and an elevation of well over a 1KM as well)

Charge


Charge, joint ticket for the Gondola and the two chairlifts available

Getting There

From the centre of town take the Blue line metro to the end of the line at Vitosha and change there onto the 122 bus which terminates at the Gondola lift. The bus only runs on days the lift is operating. Alternatively take the Red metro line to G. M. Dimitrov and change there onto a 123 bus, which again terminates at the Gondola lift - this bus runs every day, including days when the lift isn't operating. Journey time for both routes from the centre of town is around 30-60 minutes depending on how well the connections work.
Latitude: 42.616608; Longitude: 23.348594
What3Words: happy.quieter.natural

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Web Link


www.skivitosha.com
Review created: 12/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Sofia History Museum Sofia History Museum No Data

Description


The museum tells the history of Sofia and the surrounding area from prehistoric times through it's Roman and Ottoman growth to the capital of a modern country during the first part of the 20th century.

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Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 42.699351; Longitude: 23.323667
What3Words: salon.drainage.shunts

Photos


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Web Link


www.sofiahistorymuseum.bg
Review created: 11/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

St. George Archaeological Ruins St. George Archaeological Ruins No Data

Description


Located in the grounds of the church are more of the ruins of the old Roman city, including an impressive hypocaust and evidence of the sewerage system

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.696815; Longitude: 23.323369
What3Words: alarm.trunk.playful

Photos


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Web Link


www.sofiahistorymuseum.bg
Review created: 10/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

St. George Rotunda St. George Rotunda No Data

Description


The oldest still functioning building in the city - from the 4th century - this small round church has an impressive interior with a large number of icons in a small space

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.696904; Longitude: 23.322901
What3Words: printer.smirks.passage

Photos


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Web Link


http://svgeorgi-rotonda.com
Review created: 10/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

St. Sofia Church St. Sofia Church No Data

Description


An impressive 6th century Byzantine church that's still in daily use after some 1500 years.

Charge


Free

Getting There


Latitude: 42.696507; Longitude: 23.331552
What3Words: huddled.gazette.idea

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 10/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

St. Sofia Church: The Crypt St. Sofia Church: The Crypt No Data

Description


Located in the crypt of St Sofia this museum houses a number of tombs as well as parts of the ruins of the ancient Roman city. There are even some impressive mosaics located towards the rear of the crypt.

Charge


Charge, Additional charge to take photos

Getting There


Latitude: 42.696628; Longitude: 23.331312
What3Words: lunch.pickles.hits

Photos


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Web Link


www.sofiahistorymuseum.bg
Review created: 10/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Vitoshko Lale 1 Vitoshko Lale 1 No Data

Description


This chairlift is predominantly used in the skiing season, but during summer it can be taken to help get you to the peak of the mountain. The lift climbs several hundred meters over it's 1.3KM length. The ride back down is probably more impressive than the ride up as you can get a full vista of the city

Charge


Charge, joint ticket for the Gondola and the two chairlifts available

Getting There

From the centre of town take the Blue line metro to the end of the line at Vitosha and change there onto the 166 to the end of the line at the foot of the chairlift. Alternatively take the Simeonovo gondola lift to station 4 (NOT the top station) and then it's a short walk down some steps to the base station
Latitude: 42.586162; Longitude: 23.303948
What3Words: spared.keeps.reversed

Photos


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Web Link


www.skivitosha.com
Review created: 12/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Vitoshko Lale 2 Vitoshko Lale 2 No Data

Description


This chairlift is predominantly used in the skiing season, but during summer it can be taken to help get you to the peak of the mountain. The lift starts right next door to the top station of Vitoshko Lale 1 so it's a very easy change from one lift to the other The lift climbs several hundred meters over it's 1.3KM length. The ride back down is probably more impressive than the ride up as you can get a full vista of the city and the peaks of the surrounding mountains.

Charge


Charge, joint ticket for the Gondola and the two chairlifts available

Getting There

There is no direct access to this lift, the fastest way is to take Vitoshko Lale 1 up to the top where it connects directly with this lift. Alternatively take the Simenovo Gondola Lift to the top station and then it’s a good 20 minute very steep walk up to the base station.
Latitude: 42.576986; Longitude: 23.29485
What3Words: tuxedos.wage.detail

Photos


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Web Link


www.skivitosha.com
Review created: 12/10/2019; Last updated 20/10/2019

Astronomical Clock Astronomical Clock No Data

Description


Striking every hour to a fanfare of applause from tourists. One of the best places to watch it from is the cafe across the street on the 1st floor. From here you can watch not only the clock but also the pickpockets at work!

Charge


Free to watch from the ground but you will need to purchase something from the cafe if you want to watch from there

Getting There


Latitude: 50.087007; Longitude: 14.420706
What3Words: caves.strength.slave

Photos


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Web Link


orloj.com/
Review created: 12/04/2001; Last updated 10/08/2013

Castle Castle No Data

Description


The castle is about the most dominant feature on the Prague skyline, with the palaces stretching along the ridge of the hill, and the Cathedral dominating the sky behind them. The castle grounds and gardens are open with most areas free to look around, though there are charges to enter some of the buildings, and a few areas of the castle grounds are by admission fee.

Charge


Free to look around the site. Charge for entry to buildings and exhibitions

Getting There


Latitude: 50.090246; Longitude: 14.398988
What3Words: confused.logged.weekends

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 13/04/2001; Last updated 27/12/2016

Castle: Golden Lane Castle: Golden Lane No Data

Description


Golden Lane is an example of what a typical Bohemian street would have looked like in the middle ages, sadly most of the buildings have been turned into souvenir shops.

Charge


Available in combination ticket for either a short visit (1 day) or long visit (2 days)

Getting There


Latitude: 50.092046; Longitude: 14.404165
What3Words: ruby.mostly.tokens

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 13/04/2001; Last updated 10/08/2013

Castle: Great South Tower Castle: Great South Tower No Data

Description


The strenuous 400+ step climb (straight up, no stops, no landings) to the top of the Great South Tower of the Cathedral is exhausting, but when you get to the top what breath you have left is taken away by the stunning views out over the city, with the Vltava snaking its way through and the hills surrounding it's impossible not to be impressed by the views from up here.

Charge


Additional charge on top of other entry charges for the castle

Getting There


Latitude: 50.090672; Longitude: 14.400378
What3Words: kebabs.status.feelers

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 13/04/2001; Last updated 01/05/2002

Castle: Old Royal Palace Castle: Old Royal Palace No Data

Description


Several rooms in the Old Royal Palace are open to look around

Charge


Available in combination ticket for either a short visit (1 day) or long visit (2 days)

Getting There


Latitude: 50.090507; Longitude: 14.401231
What3Words: winks.spare.silently

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 13/04/2001; Last updated 10/08/2013

Castle: Powder Tower Castle: Powder Tower No Data

Description


The powder tower contains a small exhibition on the castle guard and how the castle has been defended in the past

Charge


Available in combination ticket for long visit (2 days)

Getting There


Latitude: 50.091395; Longitude: 14.40034
What3Words: misted.haunts.dolphin

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 13/04/2001; Last updated 01/05/2002

Castle: St Vitus Cathedral Castle: St Vitus Cathedral No Data

Description


The massive cathedral is an unmistakeable landmark across the city. Inside the soaring ceiling and stained glass take you away from the fact that it's absolutely heaving with tourists.

Charge


Available in combination ticket for either a short visit (1 day) or long visit (2 days)

Getting There


Latitude: 50.090865; Longitude: 14.3999
What3Words: freshen.spelling.plot

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 13/04/2001; Last updated 10/08/2013

Castle: St. George's Basilica Castle: St. George's Basilica No Data

Description


The small Basilica church behind the Cathedral is open to look around

Charge


Available in combination ticket for either a short visit (1 day) or long visit (2 days)

Getting There


Latitude: 50.091216; Longitude: 14.402475
What3Words: partners.seated.crass

Photos


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Web Link


www.hrad.cz/en
Review created: 25/07/2013; Last updated 10/08/2013

Cellars of the old town hall Cellars of the old town hall No Data

Description


Located in the same building as the astronomical clock (and also housing the tourist information centre). You can wander through the extensive cellars and vaults of the town hall

Charge


Small Charge

Getting There


Latitude: 50.087014; Longitude: 14.42047
What3Words: lookout.suddenly.frame

Photos


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Web Link



Review created: 26/10/2001; Last updated 01/05/2002

Charles Bridge Charles Bridge No Data

Description


Towers at either end can be climbed. Best place to get good views of this spectacular bridge. Small exhibition on music on two floors of the tower on the old town side of the bridge.

Charge


Free to walk across bridge, Charge to climb either tower, Joint ticket with other towers of Prague available

Getting There


Latitude: 50.086528; Longitude: 14.411284
What3Words: scoring.bedrooms.beaker

Photos


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