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Time travel

Germany - Altmuehl Valley - Program - Sightseeing
Time travel
Dinosaurier Museum in the Altmühltal Nature Park

Travel back to the age of the primeval giants at the "Dinosaurier Museum" in the Altmühltal Nature Park. Visitors walk on a 1.5 km long path through the forest and also through 400 million years of Earth’s Geology. On their way, they meet more than seventy life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs and other primeval animals, some of them event taller than the treetops.
Other highlights can be admired in the museum hall, where the real skeleton of the T. Rex called "Rocky" is exhibited Read more...


Memorial to victorious battles against Napoleon

Germany - Altmuehl Valley - Program - Sightseeing
Memorial to victorious battles against Napoleon
Liberation Hall

Commissioned by King Ludwig I, this memorial to victorious battles against Napoleon in the Wars of Liberation from 1813-1815 was begun by Friedrich Gardener, who based his design on central ancient and Christian architectural concepts, and completed by Leo von Klenze in 1863 after modifications were made to the plans.
The buttresses on the outer facade are crowned by 18 monumental statues serving as allegories of the various Germanic tribes. The Read more...


Fascinating underground world

Germany - Altmuehl Valley - Program - Leisure
Fascinating underground world
Schulerloch karst cave

On the northern slopes of the valley, about 3 km far from the town of Kelheim, towards Essing, two towers can be seen. The higher one stands at the entrance of a truly fascinating underground world. It is the "Schulerloch" karst cave, rich in stalactites and stalagmites, which was once inhabited by Neanderthals and sheltered animals during the Ice Age.
The significant finding discovered in the cave date back to those ancient times and display in the exhibitions staged in the Read more...


One of the most famous gardens in Germany

Germany - Altmuehl Valley - Program - Leisure
One of the most famous gardens in Germany
Hortus Eystettensis

Hortus Eystettensis is the short title of a codex produced by Basilius Besler, a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, in 1613 describing the plants of the garden of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt in Bavaria. The Renaissance style garden was located in the bishop's palace at the Willibaldsburg and was created over eight terraces overlooking the city of Eichstätt. It was the first botanical garden in Germany, and the only one outside of Italy. The bishop had brought plants from all over the world for his garden, and it was thought that it contained examples of all of the shrubs and flowering plants known to horticulturalists at the time. The work contains 1084 depictions of plants on 367 plates, which are depictions of medicinal, ornamental and useful plants. The first edition of 300 copies appeared in 1613.
Since the summer of 1998 it has been possible to "walk around" in one of the most famous gardens in Germany: Read more...


Little touch of magic

Germany - Franconia region - Program - Sightseeing
Little touch of magic
Lohr am Main and the legend about the Snow White

The talking mirror, father, mother, stepmother and Snow White, the wild forest and the pig, the dwarfs and the mountains, the glass coffin, the iron slippers, all fixed points of the fairy tale "Snow White" can be documented with facts, dates and locations at Lohr am Main. In “Snow White’s Corner”, on the first floor of the museum you’ll find a place with a little touch of magic.
Snow White must have been Maria Sophia Margarethe Catharina, Baroness von Erthal, born in the Prince Elector’s Castle in Lohr am Read more...

                   
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