Danmark - Ribe
Ribe once was the capital of Denmark. That might be a reason for the rather large size of its cathedral.
In town you may see plenty of old half-timbered houses and on many of them you may see storch's nests, although storchs became rather rare also here recently.
And there is an old prison, having been transfered into a modern hotel : " Den Gammel Arrest " and something else that is worth seeing in Ribe are the many colorful oldfashioned doors, that you may see in many of the sidestreets of Ribe.
Ribe is just 50 Km north of the German border, almost on the atlantic coast.
CZECH REPUBLIC - Hluboka castle
This great castle was built on a small hill overlooking the plain and the lakes in the area north of Ceske Budejovice ( Budweis )
An excursion to Hluboka might take the whole day, when you want to explore all the different guided tours through the castle, the old castle kitchen, the appartments of the Schwarzenberg family, the armoury chamber, the wintergarden and riding-school, the large park...
So take your time - a part of the castle was also turned into a modern hotel !
Click on my link below and read more about this great castle / palace in Czech Republic !
Former Rail Station now World Class Museum
Right across the Seine river from the Louvre is the Musee d'Orsay.
The Museum, as is self evident as you enter into the main hall, is a former railway station that was built for the World Fair on July 14th, 1900.
Threatened with destruction and the building of a modern hotel on the site, the Orsay site was put on the register of Historical Monuments in 1973 and was put on the perminant Historical Monument list in 1978, with plans to turn the railway station and adjacent hotel into a museum showcasing the art of the latter 19th Century.
The new Musee d'Orsay opened to the public on December 9, 1986.
The museum is very impressive and can take a couple days to see in detail. But if you have only a few hours, be sure to hit some of the highlights.
Tolouse Lautrec's pastels, Manet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Degas, Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, etc....
The main hall is most impressive to see. It measures 138 metres (452'9") long, 40 metres (131') wide, and 32 metres (104'11") tall, along with the original railway clock on the glass wall which you can walk behind to get to the different galleries.
The museum is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30am to 6pm and on Thursdays from 9.30am to 9.45pm
Galleries start closing at 5.30pm, 9.15pm on Thursdays
The museum is shut on Mondays.
Full price : 7.5 Euros
Reduced rate : 5.5 Euros
On Sundays and from 4.15 pm (8 pm on Thursdays): 5.5 Euros
Free admission 1st Sunday of Month