We did a day trip from Bonn to Brugge, me and Ellie. This is no small journey specially for her. We started at 7.30 from Bonn and took RE5 to Köln. And from Köln we took RE9 till Aachen.From there we had and ICE3 , international intercity express from Deutsche Bahn which was very good... Continue Reading →
Browsing through Brussels ..
The most common theory of the origin of Brussels' name is that it derives from the Old Dutch Broekzeleor Broeksel, meaning marsh (broek) and home (zele / sel) or "home in the marsh". Most of the travellers opt for Bruges or Antwerp, while in Belgium, but we headed for Brussels as it was on our way from... Continue Reading →
Manneken pis, Brussels
Manneken Pis has become the symbol of Brussels, like Eiffel tower for Paris.The name means in Dutch as "Little man Pee". It is a small bronze sculpture (61 cm), depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder in 1618. It is not very far from the town hall, take the left lane next to... Continue Reading →
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Le Botanique, Brussels.
The history of Le Botanique, the old Botanical Garden of Brussels dates back to 1826 . Designed by architect Tilman-François Suys, at least partially, the main orangery (Le Botanique) is composed of a central rotunda with a dome, and two side aisles with windows at the ends. Though it was once the city’s botanical garden, today it is a cultural... Continue Reading →
Atomium has become another symbol for the city of Brussels after Manneken -pis. Originally it was built for Brussel's world fair in 1958, but now every tourist remains awestruck by this unique architectural piece of work. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak,it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall and have nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheresare... Continue Reading →
Museum of the city of Brussels.
If you are visiting Brussels, I do not think buying Brussels card is worth it. In 24 hours, how many museums can you see excluding your sleep, meals and transport to one place to another. Brussels card is 22EUR for 24 hours, combined hop off hop on buses are 33 EUR. But I think it... Continue Reading →
Grand place, Brussels.
The Grand place is the most happening square of the city of Brussels. It also houses the city's most beautiful gothic & baroque structures, being the guild houses, the City Hall and the Maison du Roi. So, no wonder it is an UNESCO world heritage site. The Hôtel de Ville or the City Hall, accentuated by... Continue Reading →
City Hall, Brussels..
If you are visiting Brussels, grand place is a must because around the square many museums and the most prominent gothic building of Brussels, the town hall or the city hall are situated. The town hall is a beautiful architecture from 1400 and a major attraction. It hosts many exhibitions and festivals. When I went there, the... Continue Reading →
Comic strip Museum, Brussels
When I planned for Brussels, definitely on my list was the comic strip museum:Belgian comic strip centre(BCSC). Who won't be interested to find out the origin of Tintin and captain Haddock and the village of smurfs ? Of course it was my first stop, in Brussels. The location can be little tricky , but... Continue Reading →
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