Landeshauptstadt an der Kieler Förde mit maritimem Flair
LONDONDERRY: The sight which meets the eye on approaching Londonderry today is of a city perched on a hill with its venerable cathedral dominating the scene. This historic city is famous for its 17th century walls which still encircle the old city. They are about a kilometre in circumference, pierced by seven gates.
The Port of Belfast is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. About 60% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island's is handled by the Port which receives over 6000 vessels each year. Belfast was the finishing port of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge, with ships completing over 7,000 nautical miles.
STORMONT: Situated 8 kms from Belfast city centre, Stormont occupies a magnificent site on rising ground in Stormont Park. The main approach is a broad processional avenue 1 km in length, rising gradually from the entrance on the Newtownards Road. The building was erected in 1928-1932. This magnificent historical building is well worth viewing.
PALM HOUSE, BOTANIC GARDENS, BELFAST: The Botanic Gardens (38 acres) are situated beside Queen's University and are open free every day until sunset. The grounds slope down to the River Lagan, featuring splendid curved conservatories, tropical fernery, the oak ground, flower garden, promenade, rockery, and rosary.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C.S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 the Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema.
On Convention Court in east Belfast C.S. Lewis is depicted on a mural along with scenes from his most famous book "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe". Close by is another mural just off East Belfast's Dee Street. 'The Searcher', a statue sculpted by local artist Ross Wilson, stands outside Holywood Arches library, near to where Lewis grew up. It shows Professor Digory Kirke, hero of 'The Magician's Nephew', entering the magical wardrobe into Narnia.
Despite BELFAST'S turbulent past, the principal city of Northern Ireland is a boomtown. With trendy cafes, bars and restaurants springing up everywhere, the birthplace of the Titanic is fast becoming one of the best places to eat out and socialise in Ireland. Belfast has great entertainment venues - the Opera House puts on excellent shows, and the new Odyssey Stadium features top bands and live ice hockey. Popular attractions include Queen's University, the Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum and the City Hall. For spectacular views, stroll along the Laganside Walk, or even take a boat tour!
NORTHERN IRELAND, within its compass, incorporates arguably the most diverse array of inherent natural beauty in Western Europe. Its magnificent mountain ranges, fascinating river scenery, barren plains, glens and rolling hills, have down through the years, earned the country a mystic fascination which has no precendent.
Bundesland Freistaat Sachsen
Hauptbahnhof, einer der größten Personenbahnhöfe der Welt.
1902-15 nach Plänen der Architekten W. Lossow u. M. H. Kühn erbaut. Bis 1934 von 2 Bahngesellschaften, der sächsischen und der preußischen betrieben. Fassadenbreite 298 m. Innere Bahnsteighalle 270 m lang, 33 m breit u. 27 m hoch. 24 Bahnsteige von bis zu 45 m weiten Stahlbögen überwölbt.
Ende 1997 wurden die Hauptbahnhof Promenaden eröffnet.