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Vacamuuu
Vacamuuu
#About the Best Steakhouse in Bucharest

If you are an avid carnivore, you have arrived at the right place. Vacamuuu Steakhouse in Bucharest is a famous place that is known for its excellent meat. In the variety of dishes and also in the quality, there is no competition in this city. A meal here is great and delicious, and is a great example of the Romanian kitchen and smoked meats.

Phone: +40-74-512-958
Austrian Parliament Building
Austrian Parliament Building
#About the Austrian House of Parliament

The Austrian House of Parliament was built in the ancient Greek style, in the style of the Greek Revival, an architectural style that was popular in the 18th century in Europe and America. This style of construction makes it particularly prominent in the landscape of historic buildings around it. The building is 151 meters long, 132 meters wide and contains no less than 1,600 rooms.

The construction of the parliament began in the mid-19th century and lasted for 10 years. In 1883, when the building first opened, the elected representatives of the Austro-Hungarian Empire arrived. Today it serves as the seat of the houses chosen in the elections to represent the Austrian people - the National Council and the Lower House.

It is worth paying attention to some interesting objects outside the building:

At the entrance to the building you will see the big fountain and the statue that stands at its head - the statue of the goddess of Greek wisdom, Athena.

On the left, one can see the monument for the Austrian Republic, with statues of the three leaders of Vienna (the father of the Austrian Republic, the mayor of Vienna and the Welfare Minister of Vienna before World War II).

On the right side of the building stands a statue in the shape of Austrian Chancellor Dr. Karl Rerner.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/7VAqD_5N7gU



From Inside:

https://youtu.be/l0_iBon9l7E
Berliner Unterwelten
Berlin Underground Museum
#The Museum that Showcases the Dark Period of Berlin

If you are interested in the dark past of Berlin, during the Nazi regime, during the bombings over the city during World War II, during the Cold War and the like, the Berlin Underground Museum (Berliner Unterwalten), the secret and mysterious Berlin, is for you.

Beneath the surface there is a whole dark world in Berlin waiting to be revealed. It contains large dark bunkers from the war days, subterranean underground channels, hidden tunnels that lead to rooms that have been forgotten somewhere in difficult times - in short, a Berlin that is not talked about today. Not talked about, until you arrive to the Berliner Unterwalthen, the museum that stores the dark and mysterious parts of Berlin's not-simple history.

The purpose of the Berliner Unterwalten is to study the forgotten places hidden in Berlin. The organization, whose name translates to "underground worlds of Berlin," finances these activities through guided tours it organizes at these sites, at low costs.

You can find yourself hearing explanations and being guided into places you would have never reached alone, such as your visit to a tower that contained anti-aircraft weapons and was partially destroyed during World War II. You can enter a huge underground bunker from the days Hitler ordered the destruction of Germany, trying to ensure that nothing would be left to the occupiers. Some difficult thoughts might come up to you when you visit a metro station that contains an atomic bomb bunker for emergencies, a remnant of the Cold War days. And you may even wander through a network of shelters that were used to defend against air raids during the difficult days of Berlin during World War II.



#Tips

Tours in the anti-aircraft tower take place only between April to the end of October, so as not to disturb the winter sleep of the bats living inside.
The tours at the museum and the sites are in English, German and several other languages, but not in Hebrew.

Ticket price plus guidance is 9 euros, and 7 euros for students, and seniors.

Take the U8 line to the southern exit of the Gesundbrunnen underground station. The exit signs will direct you to Humbulthein Park and Brunnenstrasse.
Palatul Patriarhiei
Palace of the Patriarchate
#About the Metropolitan Church

It is not the most beautiful and not the oldest in Bucharest, but it is alive, kicking and active to this day. This is the Palace of the Patriarchate (Palatul Patriarhiei), located on the patriarchal hill in the city.

The Palace of the Patriarchate was founded by Prince Constantine and his wife between 1654-1658. Since then it has been reconstructed quite a few times and therefore the building has not preserved its original shape, mainly due to the additions added to it and the various adjustments made over the years.

This church is the heart of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Notice the beautiful frescoes in the front of the building. Enter through the arches of the entrance and observe the decorated altar.

Inside the church, you will find beautiful Byzantine icons and altars. If you visit around Easter, you should come to hear the midnight mass sung by the famous choir of the church.

To this day, the church is included in the list of historical monuments in Romania.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Mll1zpT5zSw

Winter Sites

Therme Bucureti
Therme Bucharest
#About Bucharest's Special Baths

Balotesti, a 10-minute drive from Bucharest, has Thermal Baths (Therme Bucureşti). This is a huge and exotic paradise, a pampering and enjoyable place where you can wash and swim in 8 pools of thermal water, which is constantly heated to 33 degrees Celsius.

Apart from the water experiences, you can stroll through the huge gardens, internal and external, one of the largest in Romania, with hundreds of thousands of plants and trees.

In 3 spa areas, you will get a relaxing experience, spa, and entertainment. The first is called the Center, which has the largest swimming pool in Romania, with a bar within the pool and toboggan slides. The large pool has a revolving door that can be passed through to the outside of the pool. In winter, the experience is stunning, when you are in the cold and the snow, immersed in the hot water.

In the Elysium complex you will find a pampering spa with thermal saunas and massages, while in the palm area, the third one, you will discover the 500 palm trees, the relaxation and meditation experience.



#Tips

Bring your own towels, otherwise, you will need to buy some here.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/OjvIo3UWkZg


Swirl Pool:

https://youtu.be/zI288T3aQTQ
Albertina
Albertina
#About Vienna’s Great Art Museum

The Albertina Museum is one of the leading cultural museums in Europe and contains a collection of some of the most important works in the world. Both tourists and locals visit the museum.

During World War II the museum was damaged, and after the war it was extensively renovated for a expensive price. The renovation, which took 10 years, cost no less than $117 million, a lot of money at that time. Finally it was constructed into a huge museum complex, one of the largest in the world.

The facade of the museum is decorated in neo-classical style. The building was designed by the renowned architect Klaus Albrecht and the entrance was designed by the great architect Hans Hollein.

The museum has four floors, including three galleries that show millions of cultural and artistic objects. Here you will find works by the greatest artists in the history of art, including Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso and others. But apart from them there are over 1.5 million carvings, more than a million paintings and more than 65,000 drawings and paintings. Go ahead and see them all!
Rathaus
Rathaus
#About the Town Hall of Vienna

At first glance, the neo-Gothic building with the clock tower looks like another typical Viennese cathedral, but when you stand in front of it, a magnificent city building - the Rathaus - is discovered in front of it.

The building was planned in 1872 by architect Friedrich Schmidt, but was opened only in 1883, since it took 11 years to build. The building has 1,575 rooms. At the top of the tall clock tower, 98 meters high, stands a sculpted figure of a knight in an armor suit with a spear, a figure that today has become one of the symbols of the city.

To this day, the Rathaus is the seat of the Vienna municipality and the place of activity of the governor of Vienna and members of the city council. It also houses the library and the municipal and government archives. Yes, here there is quite a bit of information about the Jews of Vienna during different wars in history.

Outside the town hall you will see the large square known as the Rathausplatz. Every year there are events, festivals, music performances and a Christmas market. And not only that, if you leave the square, you can walk a little to the nearby Rathauspark Park.



#Tips

During the winter, the entrance hall of the town hall becomes a skating rink. Real fun for those around ...

In 2012, extensive renovations began at an investment of 35 million euros. The work will continue until 2023.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/rY16C0oKvWQ
Mariahilfer Strasse
Mariahilfer Strasse
#About Vienna's Shopping Avenue

Vienna's shopping district, is also the longest shopping street in Austria, named Mariahilfer Strasse. It starts near the Westbahnhof Station and reaches the Museum Quarter.

The long street, parts of which has a pedestrian walkway, has restaurants and cafés on both sides, where you can enjoy your time in Vienna. It is a meeting place for locals and tourists who come to mingle.

At Mariahilfer Strasse you can find luxury shops alongside shops at reasonable prices and even below that. The large chains hold all their major shops in Vienna here, but after shopping around, especially during the holiday season, you will find here sales with prices matching those of the leading brands and international chains.

There are clothes, furniture, housewares, electronics, books and whatnot. Off to work guys! All this shopping is ahead of you!

Are you tired of shopping and you want to rest and eat something? - Click on the restaurants icon above and you can find a good restaurant or coffee shop nearby.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/1ooKpuPLbFw


Schloss Belvedere
Belvedere Palace
#About Vienna's Magnificent Palace

The complex contains two Baroque palaces, one used in the 18th century as a residence and the other as a ballroom. The palace belonged to Prince Eugen of they Savo House, a French military man, a man of literature and art. This is probably the explanation for why he lived in the most impressive Baroque buildings in Vienna.

Among the inhabitants of the palace, was also Franz Ferdinand von Österreich, the prince whose assassination led to the outbreak of the First World War. He lived here for 20 years.

Between the two palaces facing each other you can see the flower garden, fountains and green paths that will lead you to other interesting points in the complex. The park has more than 4,000 types of flowers, shrubs and trees.

Located on a hill, the Upper Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere) now houses an amazing art gallery featuring works by Austrian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. You will find realistic, impressionistic, classical works and more. On the second floor of the museum there are branches of various fields: classicism, romanticism and biedermeier. You can see the impressive works of Monet and Renoir, Gustav Klimt (with his important work "The Kiss") and Egon Schiele.

Inside the Lower Belvedere you will find the Baroque Museum with a collection from the Middle Ages. Here you can take guided tours of each of the palaces and learn about the history of Vienna, the rich culture and art. Pay attention to the richness and splendor inside them.

Between the palace and the Church of Karl and Nash Market you will see the fountain that has already become one of the symbols of this place. It stands exactly where the city's first water pipeline was completed in 1873. It also has impressing lighting that makes viewing it particularly experiential. Near the fountain you will see the Red Army Monument that relates to the event of the liberation of the city from the Nazi regime. On the monument you will see the names of soldiers who perished, and quotes from Stalin. At the top of the monument is a statue of a soldier holding a flag, a shield and a submachine gun.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/H3ZQOjvuReM


The Gardens:

https://youtu.be/Svm5SQHFM_g
Figlmüller Frittaten
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The best schnitzel in Vienna is found at the Figlmüller restaurant, which is also the most famous in town. It is located near the Stephansplatz, or Stefan Square. On the menu you will find 9 dishes, but almost all of the customers here order the famous schnitzel, which sells more than 180,000 servings a year.

By the way, note that this is not the standard Viennese schnitzel, because real Viennese schnitzel is made from veal meat and the schnitzel at Figlmüller is made of pork.

At Figlmüller , each individual schnitzel receives the royal treatment. After cutting the meat, it is then flattened with a hammer to make it very thin and as wide as much as possible. You then dip the schnitzel in flour and then salt it, dip in an egg and milk batter, a coat bread crumbs and fry in 3 different pans, each with a different flavors, and this is how it receives its unique Figlmüller flavor..

But it is not only the taste that’s great here, but also the size. The Figlmüller schnitzel has been documented in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. When prepared, the schnitzel is served to the diner, with a slice of lemon and a small salad served with it, sitting on a separate plate. The reason? - The schnitzel itself covers the entire plate and literally over the edges. Better and bigger here, is really bigger and better...



#What is the History of the Schnitzel - (Courtesy of Eureka)

The schnitzel was born here in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The roots probably come from the Byzantine Empire, and has undergone many variations before it became the famous Vienna Schnitzel known today around the world, the world's first schnitzel.

The roots were based on chicken breasts, the Arabs took the dish and brought it to Europe with the conquest of Spain by the Moors, a Muslin people of North Africa. The Spaniards called it "Stac a la Sevilla". The Italians copied it from there, and from there the recipe was transferred to Vienna and renamed "Viennese Schnitzel" by the cook of a general named Radetzki. In Vienna the meat used change to veal meat, and Figlmüller , like many restaurants and cooks, made it of pork.

The Jews who immigrated from Austria to Israel returned the schnitzel to the original roots of chicken meat, and today the schnitzel is one most loved foods in Israel.



Here is the Process for Preparing their Schnitzel:

https://youtu.be/pTckSxjwgp0
Kreuzberg
#About Berlin’s Young and Bohemian Quarter

Kreuzberg borough (whose name means ‘Cross Hill’), is a great place in the city. The houses are painted over with graffiti, the residents are young, dressed in a varied colorful and dirty style, all together creating a very thrilling experience. Many of the residents are Turkish and Israeli families.

The area is full of flea markets, odd stores and urban artist projects. There is also a local Turkish market, open on Tuesdays and Fridays, located at the entrance of the alleyway. Here you can buy fruits and vegetables, desserts, clothing and jewelry.

At the North end of the borough you can see Checkpoint Charlie, where the entire square is full of historic attractions that make it a popular tourist destination.



#About the Borough's History

It can be said that the borough has changed a lot after World War II. Prior to the war, the entire quarter was industrial and important, it housed printed warehousing and newspaper warehouses together with a few hundred thousand residents, the war changed all this. The bombings over Berlin destroyed many parts of the quarter. Several attempts were made to develop the area, but by the time that came around, the Berlin Wall was built, and it surrounded the borough on three sides, essentially closing the area.

The quarter became inaccessible and closed off, what resulted in its lowered popularity. With that, rent control was put in place to help the area regain its prestige, and prevented landlords from caring enough to take care of their properties. The borough became a poor and neglected area that many immigrants started moving in here from Turkey, Pakistan, as well as squatters.

When the Berlin Wall finally fell, this area received the much needed care it deserved. It became one of the central popular areas in the city. The government put its weight behind it and invested a large sum of money in the quarter. Real estate prices started to rise, and the local community improved.

Inside large portions of the quarter, among them also the small streets, one can walk along and see many buildings from the end of the 19th century, today very expensive. Adding to the feeling of wealth are the local coffee boutiques, art galleries, and industrial lofts that today are offices for startup companies. Rent here can get as high as 15 euros per square meter, and selling price up to 3,500 euros for square meter.



#About the Borough for Tourists

As tourists, you would be able to easily spend full days here.

You can begin from the historic landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, the crossroad between East and West Berlin. At the checkpoint is a museum that transcribes that history of the Berlin Wall and the escape attempts of the people, there is a Jewish Museum and Technological Museum.

If you can to take a short rest, Victory Park with a view at the top of the hill, will do the trick. Another gorgeous park is the Gorlitzer Park, where many free concerts and events are held.

The quarter is packed with street performers and artists, and the night life here can provide many hours of entertainment. You can go to any of the many techno and house music clubs, like Watergate, Prince Charles, club SO36, the legendary concert hall, and more. Another popular bar is located on the banks of the river Spree, adjacent to the borough, the Berghain, it has a large swimming pool located right on the water.


Guide:

https://youtu.be/r25Y2YUX6s0


Bloggers:

https://youtu.be/gF-MC9HVn5s


Street art:

https://youtu.be/vdW173Ozwyk
Nikola Tesla Museum
#About the Museum in Memory of the Great Serbian Inventor

The Nikola Tesla Museum deals with the greatest inventors in history and one of the symbols of the nation. In order to understand how much respect the Serbian nation has for him, note that the main airport of Serbia in Belgrade is also named after Nikola Tesla.

In the museum where over 70,000 people visit each year, an exhibition of Tesla's inventions and life is displayed on the first floor. On the second floor you can visit the changing exhibitions of the inventor's life and related scientific research.

Nikola Tesla himself was one of the most important inventors of all time. He was a physicist and electrical engineer who was considered the inventor of the AC system and the first inventor of radio. Tesla was born in Serbia, but the most important parts of his career were in the United States, where he emigrated, where he initially worked as assistant to Thomas Edison and later as his great competitor.


#What Was Nikola Tesla's Contribution?

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest inventors and many see him as the greatest innovator of all time. He was the master of electricity, who in his life swore to illuminate the world. Tesla discovered many scientific principles and technological advances, including the AC system, wireless radio and torpedoes and radio-controlled boats. It was Tesla who lit the world and brought Edison's light bulb everywhere, the one who preceded Marconi with radio, and experimented with X-rays, radar, and even nuclear cracking.

The Serbian genius was a man of extremes and opposites. He had a photographic memory, he was able to remember a whole book in a moment, but was awash with obsessive fears and obsessions. At an early age he learned to turn his mental disorders and visions into learning and inventions. His ability to visualize machines and devices that work, just as if they were facing him, was a godsend and he used to invent and produce his visions.

After moving to America to apply his ideas, he worked for Edison, who says he was deceived by Tesla. He had already invented the alternating current, and put it against Edison's direct current, a champion of the American inventors. When Edison claimed that AC power was dangerous to humans, Tesla was not afraid to show reporters how the current passed through his own body and he was safe and sound. Tesla overcame Edison by deploying his electric grid and implementing an idea he had conceived as a child - he created electricity from the water power of Niagara Falls. He also invented the gas-filled Tesla tubes, which were used for lighting, enabling the invention of the television, by developing a Tesla coil to create high electrical tensions, and began setting up a "global wireless" plants, an innovative broadcasting system. But the collapse of the American stock market knocked him down and the company he built, and a decade later he died forgotten and frustrated.

Oddly enough, since Tesla's death, it is was though he never existed. It was only in recent years that a recognize of the greatness of the genius began, and now his name is among the list of inventors such as Einstein, Edison, Bell and Marconi. Even those who do not rank him as the greatest inventor in history agree that he was probably a smart, brilliant and multidisciplinary 20th century genius.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/OM8iBF3gkXU


A Demonstration of one of the Electric "Wonders" Tesla Used to Present to the Audience:

https://youtu.be/NOXLKOQsZ_U


A Tribute to Tesla, in Portraits of Electric Lamps:

https://youtu.be/F6KkcwxcM3g
Galeries Lafayette
#About the Complex

Galerie Lafayette is one of the famous and impressive department stores in France. Many visitors come to this complex to see the 9 stories, rounded and designed. On each floor you will find fashion sections and different luxury restaurants, and fast food chains as well. Be sure to notice the dome at the top of the building.

Home appliances, furniture, cosmetics, jewelry and clothing -in the Galeries Lafayette complex you will find designers and big named-brands.

On the 6th floor of the building you will find restaurants from where you can look over the beautiful Parisian landscape. Prices in the store are usually high, but walking around is always free. It is fun to walk around and see the fashion and the designs.


A Closer Look at the Galeries Lafayette:

https://youtu.be/zJBF2SKGl1c

A Visit:

https://youtu.be/f9Wfswz8vxE


Bloggers:

https://youtu.be/cOvgmJT9WxU
Museum of Aviation‬
#About the Museum Dedicated to the World of aviation

The Museum of Aviation, with its impressive and futuristic look, is close to the airport, a 10-minute walk away and less than a kilometer.

The museum offers an outdoor view of many planes, not properly maintained, but authentic. Its interior is more modern and slightly more advanced and you can experience the entire 20th century, the century of aviation, through the displays of many items.

There are many types of aircraft from the First and Second World Wars. But what is unique and interesting here is the display of US and NATO aircrafts that were either intercepted or captured during the Kosovo war and NATO attacks at the time.


A Look at the Belgrade Airport Museum:

https://youtu.be/tQFadYr5w60


Museum's Exterior:

https://youtu.be/DISZFqj5-_Y
‪Chania Archaeological Museum‬
#About the ‪Chania Archaeological Museum‬

The ‪Chania Archaeological Museum‬ is without a doubt the most important museum in the city. The museum was founded in 1962, and displayed here are archeological findings from around Chania, different artifacts from different periods, starting from the Neolithic period until the Roman period.

The museum is divided into two sections. The prehistoric part focuses on the Neolithic times. The historic part focuses on different cultures that developed here in the past, with a strong emphasis on the Neolithic culture, beginning western cultures, and the Roman cultures.

Among the interesting findings displayed here, be sure not to miss the beautiful mosaics with Greek mythology references. There are also statues, jewelry, coins, written tablets, vases, pottery and stone cylinders.

Most of the collection items and the archeological items displayed here were found in digs conducted around Chania and the region around the town. These ruins are from ancient villages that used to surround the town, during the Neolithic and Roman periods.

The museum is housed inside the Franciscan Church that is just beautiful, from the 16th century. Some say that this special building, the Church of Saint Francis, was operating during the Venetian rule, and it is another reason to visit this museum.



A Closer Look at the ‪Chania Archaeological Museum:

https://youtu.be/hRAtQ-1mTws



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/WGAtDzlD-_s
‪Chania Janissary Mosque
#About the Elite Turkish Soldier's Mosque

At th Chania port, across the Venetian Lighthouse, is the Janissaries Mosque, with its multiple domes. This mosque was used in its past by the elite Turkish soldiers of the Ottoman Empire on the island.

The Janissaries served in the standing army of the empirical army for the Ottoman Empire. As professional soldiers they were stationed in Chania, and ruled the island on behalf of the Sultan. They needed a mosque, and this is what you see here today. Of course it was also used by Muslim Turks and others who lived in the area.



#Who were the Janissaries?

Janissaries were infantrymen of the Ottoman army, or one of the elite units of the Ottoman army. They served the Ottoman Empire from the time the army was assembled in the 14th century until it was dissolved in 1826 by the Sultan for their involvement in a rebellion against the empire.

The first collection of Janissaries were from descendants of prisoners of wars and Ottoman slaves. Like the Mamluks before them, the Janissaries also drafted only teenagers who not Muslim, strong, and 15 years and older. They were Christians who were forced to convert to Islam, on their own accord, to be allowed to draft them to the unit.

The Janissaries were the first unit in the Ottoman Empire's standing army, their loyalty was guaranteed because of their non-Muslim status, they had neither the ability nor the will to rebel against the Sultan, unlike other possible Muslim unites.

In addition, the Janissaries wanted to prove their loyalty to Islam. The fact that many Turks did not want to be in the infantry unit for its inferior image compared to the cavalry, also helped.

The salaries and stipends the Janissaries received were excellent, and due to their vitality to the Sultan, they lived a life of abundance and comfort. But over the next few centuries they gained strength and reached a level that they controlled the government and even replaced sultans.

In addition, the Janissaries became rich and spoiled, and as a fighting force they became weak. In order to preserve their power, the Janissaries opposed the renewal of the army, which led to technological standstill for military methods, this led to defeat in the Battle of Vienna in 1683, and plunged the empire into "Europe's Weak Link." The Sultan, who wanted to advance innovations in the army, was overthrown, but his successor fought them, and finally destroyed the imperial army of the Janissaries, taking all of their possessions and mercilessly slaughtering them.



A Look at the Chania Janissaries Mosque:

https://youtu.be/4gjvV6k0lAg



A Look at the Janissaries, From a Modern Ceremony of Receiving Salary:

https://youtu.be/keNA_5kEI3o



Army March Believed to be Played by the Janissaries:

https://youtu.be/kkHhLXmDox8
Chania Public Market
#About Chania's Market

The Chania Public Market is considered on the prettiest market in Greece, and in Europe altogether. It was started during the celebration of Crete's unification with Greece at the start of the 20th century.

The market was designed in the shape of a cross, inspired by the market in the French city of Marseille. It has about 80 stores and cafes, and has been called "Agora" since its establishment, meaning - coming together.

Lots of products are sold in the market, groceries, and local products especially. As can be expected, lots of olive oil is offered here, as well as honey, spices, vegetables, and all kinds of local teas.


#Tips

The market is open from Monday to Saturday, from the morning until around 1:30 pm.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2jR9_fLb6Bc


Lefka Ori
#About Crete's White Mountains

Lefka Ori, meaning "white mountains," are a mountain range with 50 peaks whose height is over 2,000 meters. The tallest peak in this mountain range reaches 2,453 meters.

The mountain tops are snow covered during the winter, while during the spring and summer month many visitors come here for a popular 4 day trek, that ends with a walk through the Samarian Gorge on the way to the ocean. While climbing the "white mountains," as they are called in Greek, you will encounter villages of shepherds, mountain views and wooded landscapes.

The mountain range is the tallest in Crete, and is located in the easatern region of Chania, between the Samarian and Imbros Channels. The Lefka Ori is nicknamed "Crete's terrace." At their highest, the peaks reach over 2,400 meters. This is a hot area, wild and devoid of humans, that in winter is covered in a layer of snow, adding to the silence of the region.

The mountain's history is important. Here rebels fled to and hid during a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire, hiding in caves and gullies in the mountains, while the Turkish soldiers pillaged and raided the villages bellow. That was not the first time these caves were used as a hiding place for the people of Crete, who have been occupied by many nations in its history. In the past locals hid here from the Venetians, who ruled the island in the 16th century. During the 20th century locals hid here again from the Nazi occupiers controlled the island during World War II.


#Tips

In the town and village you can arrange jeep trips around the mountains and hikes as well.

Hiking lovers can join hikes that are about a week long, a hike that leaves Chania in the North and crosses the white mountains until the Southern city of Sfakia.



A Closer Look at Lefka Ori:

https://youtu.be/_CIAuxKTKm8



How the Mountains Look in Winter:

https://youtu.be/3CKLDgs5c_c
Aqua Dom Sealife
#About Berlin’s Cylinder Shaped Aquarium

Across Europe there are quite a few aquariums, and Berlin also has one to boast for - the Aqua Dom Sealife. It was completed in 2004 and cost 12.8 million euros to build.

Come on and see more than 5,000 marine animals and creatures that are here: sharks, octopuses, seahorses and more, coming from Lake Constance, from the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. They are found in more than 35 displays that simulate the animal’s natural environment.

Arrive at the central elevator at the aquarium, which is a large cylinder, reaching the height of 25 meters, and has millions of liters of water. Tourists enter the aquarium through a transparent elevator, so that hundreds of fish from all species will surround the elevator from all sides.

The visit is perfect for a trip with children, and of course also for a winter visit (because the facility is indoors). Enter the maze of mirrors, see the interactive pool of rocks, and see the different changing exhibits. If you schedule your visit according to the feeding schedule (listed on the website) you can take a part in that activity.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GedfLvThWN8
Ka-De-We
#About the Largest Department Store in Europe

The Ka-De-We Department Store has real consumer power. This is the largest and most prestigious department store in Europe. Even if shopping is not your favorite pastime, you should visit it. Between 40,000 and 50,000 customers visit here on any given day and nearly 400,000 products are sold here daily.

Ka-de-Wa is short for "Kaufhaus des West" in German: “The Western Department Store."

The store was founded in 1905 by the Jewish businessman Alfred Jendorf, inspired by the department stores that were then in the United States. He combined a large number of specialized shops under one roof. It was very luxurious and innovative for those times, so much so that the people of Berlin flocked to it like doves. The entire street where it was built became a commercial street and many businesses gathered around it. There were rare technological innovations in Berlin of those times, such as the fact that the whole building was lit with electricity and had no less than 20 elevators.

Over the next few years, the department changed hands until 1933, when the Nazis came to power and nationalized it. At the request of the Nazi regime and the banks' threats, the Jewish owners, the Titts family, were ‘persuaded’ to transfer control of the company to a businessman of Aryan origin. Thus, for 50,000 marks, the store was bought by businessman Georg Karag from the state.

During World War II, an American bomb crashed into the building. Only in the 1950’s was the building rebuilt and the store reopened. Berliners saw this as a sign of a return to normalcy, since the end of the war.



#Tips

Be sure to do up to the dining floor in the upper levels, on the sixth and seventh floors of the department store. There is a huge food area here and a cafeteria and restaurant. The food is amazing and the quality is great. Try to sit in a place by the window towards West Berlin.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-nV_U1ff1s
Legoland Discovery Centre
#About Berlin’s Lego Kingdom

Who among us doesn’t love the playful pieces of Lego? It speaks to everyone in the same language – kids and adults alike. Children’s creativity will stand the test here, and adults will find themselves returning to their childhood days.

Legoland, the Lego Company’s center, is located at the Sony Center, and it includes a long list of activities. It is perfect for a trip with the kids, and of course most relevant during chilly days. At Legoland you will find activity booths, different rides that will put you face to face with different shapes and figures built with Legos.

At Legoland are a few interesting attractions: a small roller roaster, Miniland – where famous sites and buildings are built here, Gymboree for smaller children, a 4D movie theater, and a pink princess area. Don’t forget to see the huge giraffe made of Legos at the entrance.

If you want to take advantage of the opportunity and fill up on your Lego supply, this would be the perfect time. Here you can buy Legos in all shapes, colors and sizes.



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