If you have ever wanted to visit the best museums and learn more about the famous artworks, this is your chance. Although majority of the population is not allowed to travel due to COVID-19 epidemic right now, there is still a possibility to see exhibits online.
The best museums of the world are opening their doors to you and offering to spend time with pleasure. Just follow any link from the list below and enjoy:

Austria

The Museum of Art History, located in Vienna, invite you to enjoy the artworks online with the help of the official website or download an application to enjoy the virtual tour. Visitors can also learn more about the history and art with the help of podcasts and lectures.
https://www.khm.at/en/

Czech Republic

The National Museum makes available for online visitors to familiarize with the artifacts of different parts of the world such as South America, Africa, Australia and Oceania, learn more about traditional crafts.
http://www.nm.pano3d.cz

France

The Louvre Museum, having more than 380,000 objects and displaying 35,000 works of art, offers 4 different online tours. They will help you to expand knowledge about the Pharaonic period, Medieval Louvre and even Galerie d’Apollon.
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

Germany

The Dresden State Art Collections, which include a total of 15 museums, has made more than 214,000 artworks accessible online.
https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum

Hungary

The Museum of Fine Arts, located in Budapest, offers not only an online tour, but also provide the visitors with the full information about each work. Nowadays you can enjoy such virtual excursions as “The followers of Leonardo”, “The call of the East”, “Angels”, “Motherhood”.
https://www.mfab.hu

India

The National Museum of India offers 6 different online exhibitions, which are devoted to the ancient treasures and artworks.
http://www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in/online-exhibitions.asp?lk=ex4 

Israel

Yad Vashem is the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, which has a large online visual archive, library and even catalogue documents. In addition, currently now it offers for the visitors 3 virtual exhibitions, among which is “The Auschwitz Album”.
https://www.yadvashem.org/collections.html

Japan

The Tokyo National Museum focuses on displaying the artifacts and artworks of Asia. In order to make them available for the visitors, the museum offers its own mobile application, where you can consider every exhibit in details.
https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=168#e-museum

Russia

The State Hermitage Museum consists of 5 buildings and contains more than 3,000,000 artworks. You can make a virtual visit due to spherical 360° technology and find something interesting for you in the collection online.
https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zi_R0dzQyNnQ28_D29zQ0c_UNMPfz9w5yNnE30wwkpiAJKG-AAjgZA_VGElBTkRhikOyoqAgDOvDDP/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?lng=&lng=

Spain

The Dalí Theatre-Museum offers a virtual tour, which will help the visitors to familiarize with the most famous artworks of the artist.
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=K5MKrKcfyRW

The Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum, located in Amsterdam, has made more than 700,000 images of its artworks free of charge for all online visitors. It also gives the possibility to build your own tour with a single click.
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/from-home

USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has created for its online visitors videos, using spherical 360° technology: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project) . Moreover, a huge part of publications are freely accessible on its website.
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications

 Vatican

The Vatican Museums give you the chance to visit virtually Sistine Chapel, Pinacoteca, Raphael’s Rooms and other buildings, which contain more 70,000 artworks.
http://m.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani-mobile/en/collezioni/musei.html

15/05/2020

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

Ernest Hemingway

   

First association is that Paris is the city of romance. But this is only partially true. Paris is not only attractive for couples, but also for lonely travelers. And in this article we will tell about the best attractions for everyone.

To start, it might be necessary to mention the symbol of the city. It is no longer possible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, despite the fact that it was built only in the nineteenth century. Nowadays tourists can get to the top of the tower by stairs and lift, and even have a dinner in the restaurant at the height of more than 300 meters. Another monument, making impression by its dimensions as well as by its shape, is known as the Arc of Triumph. Impressive sculptures adorn its pillars, while the names of 558 generals and the great victories are engraved on the top of the monument. The top of the monument is accessible on foot by a staircase of 284 steps or by a lift. And the fact that the Arc of Triumph is located next to the “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, makes this place especially attractive.

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées      

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, in turn, is a perfect place not only for shopping, but also for enjoying breakfasts and dinners in the luxury restaurants and discovering something new in the local museums. That is why acquaintance with the city almost necessarily begins with a walk along this main capital avenue.

Moreover, this route will lead you to another important sightseeing such as the Tuileries Garden, which is opened to public since the seventeenth century. Nowadays, both tourists and locals spend time in this historical landmark relaxing and admiring sculptures.

What is more important, the garden is closely located to the Louvre Museum, having an area of 210,000 square meters including 60,600 for the exhibitions. It contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art. Among them you can find famous paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

For evening’s entertainments you can visit the Moulin Rouge, which is known as the spiritual birthplace of the famous French Cancan.

   

In addition, the district next to Notre-Dame is famous for its fantastic restaurants and the most delicious cheese fondue , despite the fact that it is not more possible to visit the cathedral after a big fire.

For lovers of special attraction we also recommend to visit Disneyland. And as it is located 32 km from central Paris, you should have a full day to devote it to entertainments in the theme parks.

Summing up, we would like to point out that Paris gives tourists a chance to choose their own pleasures. It is a city, which endeavors to satisfy even the most capricious wishes of its visitors.

       

19/03/2020

“If European cities were a necklace, Prague would be a diamond among the pearls”.

   

What have you heard about the capital of the Czech Republic? May be that many of your friends have already visited it and really liked the place because of its landmarks , food and price. Well, that is true , but also Prague has the fantastic atmosphere. And if you have not already visited this city combing the old and modern styles, book a ticket now.

Old Town Square is definitely a place from which every tourist should begin the trip in this fantastic city. There are located the most famous churches belonging to various architectural styles (Church of Mother of God before Týn and St. Nicholas Church). Moreover, this place is well-known for its shops, restaurants, street food and musicians.

In addition, from the square you can observe the third-oldest Astronomical Clock in the world. When it strikes the hour, the procession of the Twelve Apostles sets in motion.
Notably, the Old Town Hall Tower is famous not only for its Clock, but also for the viewing platform, which tourists can reach with the help of elevator or by foot.

         

Another medieval sightseeing, which attracts attention, is the Charles Bridge. Despite the fact that it was built in the 15th century, most sculptures were erected between 1683 and 1714. Since the 20th century they have been systematically replaced by replicas. However, all these changes have not taken away the charm of the bridge. And nowadays tourists can see the Lamplighter, slowly turning on the lights first on one and then on the other side of the bridge and remembering people about old times.Such historical landmark as Prague Castle is also one of the most popular tourist attraction with an area of almost 70,000 m². On its territory tourists can visit Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and its treasury, St. George’s Basilica and Rosenberg Palace. With the 3 types of tickets, you can individually choose which buildings to entry.

       

 Much smaller is another castle called “Troja Palace”. It is built in baroque style and has many rooms decorated with mythological elements. Visitors can also take turn in the garden of the palace.

There are also another places, which are less popular among tourist, but this fact does not lessen their historical meaning. Best example of this is Vyšehrad, which was built as a fort in the 10th century. There is located Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Oldest Rotunda of St. Martin and Cemetery. And as Vyšehrad has beautiful view of the city, many go on a picnic there.

Moreover, the ideal place for walking will be Kampa Island. There you can take photos of swans and even nutrias. For passionate fans of nature we highly recommended to visit Prague Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Apart from sights, the capital of the Czech Republic is a well-know for its tasty traditional food. Here tourists should definitely try trdelník, goulash soup in bred, knedlíky and many other courses. But all these dishes would be only a perfect addition to your unforgettable time in this magical city.

19/03/2020

If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous,

beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that

has certain propensities for quarrelling,

filled with imagination and with appetite for the new

and with respect for the old –

somebody who takes good care of things and of people.

Connie Nielsen

 

 

 

       

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries. The Kingdom itself is one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. That is why its capital has absorbed the best of everything.

In Copenhagen everyone has a chance to choose his own pleasures. For example, here is located one of the world’s oldest amusement parks called “Tivoli Gardens”. It offers not only rides, but also games, musicals, ballet, and major concerts.

It is therefore not surprising that Tivoli Gardens inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write one of his fairytales, Nightingale. However, the character of another story was destined to become the symbol ofCopenhagen. The bronze statue of the Little Mermaid has been a major tourist attraction since its unveiling in 1913. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade.

 

Noteworthy, it is located close to another historical landmark. Namely, the best-preserved fortresses in Northern

Europe is within walking distance to the Little Mermaid. Although Kastellet was built in the 17th century, it is still an active military area that belongs to the Danish Defence Ministry.

Also the same period of time is also associated with Rosenborg Castle. It was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710. Nowadays this monument of architecture is open to the public for tours and houses a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal Danish culture, from the late 16th century of Christian IV to the 19th century.

Back from the excursions, you can savour the delicious traditional cusine, sitting at an outdoor table at a cafe on the quayside of the Nyhavn canal. It is not only the best spot to hang out in the sun or go for a canal tour, but also a historical landmark too. The northern side of Nyhavnis lined by brightly coloured townhouses built with wood, bricks, and plaster. The oldest house, at No. 9, dates from 1681. Between 1845 and 1864, Hans Christian Andersen lived at No. 67, where a memorial plaque now stands.

And that is the beauty of Copenhagen. This city combines not only the best traditions of a recreation facility and modern entertainments, butalso represent the most faithful reminder of culture and history of our ancestors.

       

15/12/2018

Berlin is a unique city that has a rich history and, therefore, combines different architecture styles. Even in the last 100 years the heart of Germany was repeatedly damaged and reconstructed. Despite this fact, Berlin has not lost its charm. On the contrary, it has become more attractive for all types of tourists.

That is why Alexanderplatz will be an excellent place to start your tour. Located in the center of the city, it enables each visitor to enjoy such sightseeing as Fernsehturm (TV tower), go shopping or visit numerous restaurants.

The Berlin Cathedral should definitely be included in your travel list as the second destination. Being built in the early twentieth century and reconstructed after the Second World War, it will impress every visitor with the interior decoration containing fascinating mosaics and religious images. Moreover, the observation point on the roof let you enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Additionally, we also recommend to visit sightseeings built earlier than Berlin Cathedral such as the French Church of Friedrichstadt and the New Church, which are located on the Gendarmenmarkt.

Next stop on the route should be done a few blocks from this square with the statue of poet Friedrich Schiller. That implies the memorial of particular importance, namely, Checkpoint Charlie. It was the crossing point between East and West parts of Berlin during the Cold War. Even nowadays tourists can see the original entrance/exit signs of that time, fragments of the Berlin Wall and some historical photos.

       

After visiting the monument devoted to the separation not only of the city, but of the county as a whole, you should not forget to include in the itinerary the symbol of unification. Namely, the Brandenburg Gate has become a sign of freedom after the decades of the Cold War, when in 1989 the border crossing was reopened and the West German chancellor walked through to be greeted by the East German prime minister.
Here it is important to remember that this monument was also significant as a symbol of the city long before these events. Being constructed in the eighteenth century, it has played a role of Prussian triumphal arch in the past. That is why, it is logical that everything around the Brandenburg Gate is full of meaning. In this connection do not forget to attend the Reichstag.

Even there are many others sightseeings such as the Zoological Garden and Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin is also a city of fashion, shopping, restaurants and night clubs. Take a leisurely walk to get acquainted with the city, or dance till dawn. In any case, even Berlin is so different, it is definitely a place to be visited.

       

15/12/2018
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