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Alsace Villages and Wine Day Trip from Colmar
"Explore the pretty villages of Alsace as well as learning about the wine from the region. The tour consists of a guided walking tour of Colmar a visit and tour of Equisheim and Riquewihr.If you are staying in Colmar your guide could exchange the walking tour there to a walking tour of Kaysersberg. There will also be a visit of the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg as well as wine-tasting. For lunch your guide will take you to a nice local restaurant (own expense)."""Get to know the most beautiful villages of Alsace and get introduced to the wines of the region too. You will visit Riquewihr Colmar and Equisheim. The tour will start at the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg.This tour is designed for all people that want to do more than just wine tasting. Also if your time is limited and/or if you travel with children this tour is a great optitle=Highlights&1=Alsace+region+day+tour+from+Colmar&2=See+the+Castle+of+Haut+Koenigsbourg%2C+and+visit+the+villages+of+Riquewihr+and+Equisheim&3=Enjoy+a+tasting+of+Alsace+wine&4=Hotel+pickup+included""
From EUR155.00
 
Laguna Water Park Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off Included
"Begin an exciting day at the Laguna Water Park in Germany with the convenience of hotel pickup service. Choose from multiple pickup times to suit your schedule and inform you driver of your preferred return time.Select from one of the five pools at Laguna Water Park and let the fun begin. Surf waves app 86°F (30°C). Jump into the Adventure Pool offering 1884ft² (175m²) of space for swimming and fun. Splash it up in the Children's Paddling Pool 90°F (32°C) with waterfall water-spraying animals and mini-slides. Check out the 82ft (25m) Sports Pool at 82°F (28°C) and the Outdoor Pool at 90°F (32°C). Treat yourself to the Champagne Bubble Beds. Relax as the massage jets and waterfall gently massage you. Experience t at the appointed time to take you and your party back to your hotel."
From CHF75.00
 
Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned vehicle outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 6-hour sightseeing tour of Heidelberg a picturesque town on the banks of River Neckar in southwest Germany. Often described as Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg is renowned for its Baroque Old Town pretty Renaissance buildings and haunting castle ruins. Follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets most notably Johann Wolfgang van Goethe and the likes of painter William Turner and fall in love with this beautiful
From EUR117.00

Barrage Vauban Tips (12)

Barrage Vauban. Part One

Barrage Vauban or Dam of Vauban was built in 1681-1690 by famous French Military engineer and architect Marshal Sebastien Vauban (1633-1707). As everything during this time, construction was executed...
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Oleg_D.
Mar 12, 2016

Barrage of Vauban. Part Two

Barrage of Vauban or Dam of Vauban has two floors and connects two banks of L’Ill River. Passages through the both floors are transparent and you can use the dam as regular bridge. At ground floor you...
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Oleg_D.
Mar 12, 2016

THE BARRAGE VAUBAN, LARGE FORTIFIED LOCK

From the middle ages to the 17th century, a fortified covered bridges device ensured the urban defense of the vulnerable coast where the Ill is divided into four channels.The progress of the...
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black_mimi99
Dec 12, 2013

The Old Town

The little old streets and old buildings around the cathedral are very quaint and are amazingly popular. All of us tourists go there.When you get to the Place du Marché aux Cochons de Lait (fourth...
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Nemorino
Dec 06, 2013

Barrage Vauban

As if the formidable defences of the Pont Couverts weren't enough, the people of Strasbourg deployed a further deterrent - a barrage across the river ill that let no ship pass by. Several stories high...
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antistar
Oct 01, 2013

THE VAUBAN DAM BARRAGE/LOCK

The Vauban Dam Barrage/Lock we saw on the cruise, and we also returned to walk through the passage-way. Located close to the Covered Bridges, this Barrage/Lock was built under Louis XIV in 1690. This...
balhannah
Jun 18, 2013

The Barrage Vauban

The Barrage (dam) Vauban (aka the great lock) was built around 1690, using the plans from the king's Louis XiV architect Vauban (thus the name).It was intended to reinforce the town's security : the...
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mariev
Apr 04, 2011

Barrage Vauban

The Barrage Vauban (Vauban dam) was built later, again as a protection against any attack of the city coming by the river. It is not really a dam but a building built across the river. Heavy iron...
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JLBG
Dec 20, 2006

Vauban Barrage

Strasbourg is also home to some beautiful bridges, including the medieval Ponts Couverts.A few meters from the Covered Bridges is the Vauban Barrage (Vauban Dam wall). It allowed the whole south front...
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Kate-Me
Jul 23, 2006

Petite France - Barrage Vauban

Barrage Vauban is a defensive dam built on the river Ill in the 1600's. Later covered with earth and grass, the top "Terasse Panoramique" provides splendid views over Petite France, the Ponts...
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Ujamaflip
Oct 24, 2004

Barrage Vauban

The most famous landmark in Petit France Quarter are the Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts), their three defensive towers and the Barrage Vauban.The Barrage Vauban is a defensive dam built on the river...
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codrutz
Jul 07, 2004

Barrage Vauban

Barrage Vauban (Vauban´s Dam) or Le Grande Ecluse (Big Lock).The dam was built in the 17th century on the River Ill, which runs through the city. It was built to control the river, but also as a...
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Bjorgvin
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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