A pearl of Cologne and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, Cologne Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Maria amazes by its monumentality, greatness, and at the same time, ease and grace, delicacy soaring forms. This is the largest Cathedral in Germany and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.
It is a huge patinetly Basilica of reddish stone of trachyte, with an area of about 8500 square meters Cathedral Length 144 meters, the width of the transept – 83 meters, height of the building to the ridge of the roof is about 60 meters. On the Western facade of the Cathedral has two huge towers topped with pointed spires. They rise to a height of 157 meters. Continue reading
If you are interested in something unusual and during the coming vacation want to see the places that are fraught with something unknown, we can offer you a list of 5 such places.
A very popular place among scientists and curious enthusiasts is death valley in Kamchatka . About it it became known to the public about the thirties of the twentieth century, when there flowed and curious tourists. Death valley was discovered by the hunters, who noticed the strange behavior of dogs that later died. All animals that visit this place, start to wither, stop eating, lose weight and slowly die. The chain of death begins with field mice, which after the snow melts, remain lying there dead in large numbers. Mice in turn are attracted by the smell of larger animals that remain in the valley forever. More than a hundred scientists died trying to unravel this mystery, and only in the early eighties were able to establish that all events triggered by high content of powerful toxins in volcanic gas. Continue reading