Vitoria Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque country on the high plain of Spain, is an intriguing city. With a heritage dating back to 1000 Ad, the old city center has a few must see gems. Have a look at its Murals, the massive reconstruction of the Santa Maria cathedral and a few other things about this city.
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Pougues les Eaux is a town in the Center of France with a Spa and Gambling heritage. Although the Health Spa stopped in 1970, it was known for it’s miraculous water and gambling Casino since the renaissance. The past decades it struggled to keep its identity – have a look.
A rare IFA – MZ border patrol motorcycle can be found at the iron curtain border museum at former checkpoint Alpha. The brand was once the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world – its still there with a battered history. Have a look.
In the former DDR region near Berlin – Germany, the ruins of a hospital dating back to 1898 hides in the woods. It’s called Beelitz – Heilstätten, a former sanatorium with a tattered history. Have a look at this remarkable place.
In a small village north-east of Legnica in Poland a huge baroque building emerges from the rural landscape. It’s the largest Cistercian abbey in Europe located in Lubiaz – with work in progress to reverse the decay over the past centuries.
The former East German DDR operated a vast amount of open-cast coalmines for fueling electricity plants. Nowadays most coalmines are shutdown and converted into man made lakes - many are now recreation areas. An impression of Gräbendorfer See – in the south-east near the Polish border.