Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jameson Experience

The Jameson Experience is an old whiskey distillery turned into a museum.

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The visitor centre is open since 1992 and is located in the Old Midleton Distillery. 

You can have a guided tour through the distillery which is around 75 minutes long and shows you how the Irish whiskey was made in the old distillery. It is very interesting to see the different fabrication steps and how the whiskey was made in this distillery. You can see the mill, the malting process and the huge pot stills which are the largest ever built.
Some people can take part in a whiskey tasting during the guided tour and a Jameson Signature drink is included in the entrance.
You can also visit the shop and buy different whiskey kinds or other merchandise related to whiskey.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hanover Zoo

You can find the Hanover Zoo in the Zoo quarter of the city Hanover.

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It is one of the oldest zoos in Germany and was founded in 1865. From 1990 onwards the zoo was converted into a more animal friendly place. 
You can find seven theme worlds in the zoo with different animals in each of them. There are Zambezi, which shows the African Savannah, the Gorilla Mountain, Yukon Bay, which leads you into a Canadian gold town, the Jungle Palace, the Australian Outback, Mullewap and Meyer's Farm. During the winter time there is also the Winter Zoo and some parts of the zoo are decorated around Christmas.

The entry fees are not that cheap but you can easily stay the whole day and take your time to see every corner of the zoo. When you're visiting with children it's maybe better when you take something to eat and to drink with you because food can be expansive as well.
One thing you have to do is to take the boat in Zambezi and see the African animals from the boat which gives you a different perspective. There are also feedings of different animals which you can watch.
In Hanover Zoo everyone can find a favourite animal.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Vigeland Park

The Vigeland Park is a sculpture park with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland.

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The more than 200 sculptures in the park are made from bronze, granite and wrought iron. Gustav Vigeland has modelled all of the sculptures in clay but other craftsmen made the bronze and granite sculptures. The park was completed between 1939 and 1949.

One of the great sights in the park is the monolith with a height of 17 meters. It is made of one granite block and shows 121 intertwined figures. The monolith stands on a plateau with more granite figures around depicting people of different ages.
There is also a huge fountain in the park wich shows the circle of life from birth to death. You can see the story of a human life when you walk around it.
The most famous sculpture of the park is the "Angry Boy" which you can find on the bridge. You can touch his fist for good luck.

Most of the time there are many people in the park because it's a tourist attraction but it's definitely worth a visit. You can also visit the Vigeland Museum which is close by.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monopol

The Monopol is a restaurant and bar in the city Hamelin.

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It has a nice atmosphere and very good food. You can order small dishes, salads, burger or steaks for reasonable prices. If you don't want to eat anything you can also go there for cocktails.

In summer you can sit outside on the roof terrace but you have a great view over Hamelin from inside as well. The interior is stylish and everywhere are nice details like the gold and black candle holders on the tables.

The restaurant has a culinary calendar with different events during the year. In summer they have regular BBQ buffets or culinary world tour buffets which can be quite spectacular. It's better to reserve a table on one of these event days.

There's the possibility to rent the historic hall for weddings, birthday parties or other events.


You can find more information on their site:
Monopol (German)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare in Ireland.

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The cliffs are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. There's a Visitor Centre built into a hillside close to the cliffs. You have to pay a fee to enter the Visitor Centre and see the exhibitions in there. If you only want to see the cliffs, there's the possibility to visit after the opening hours of the Visitor Centre and you won't have to pay a fee.

At the highest point the cliffs are 214 meters high. Many different species of birds live in the cliffs, so it's also a good place for bird spotters. If you like hiking, there's the Cliff Walk which you can use to walk along the cliffs.
As a photographer you have many opportunities to take great pictures, depending on the light and the Irish weather. You can also just enjoy the view over the cliffs, the Aran islands and Galway Bay.

The Cliffs of Moher are a spectacular sight for nature lovers and everyone else.


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