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Transcript of Europe
Denmark,Estonia,Finland, France,Georgia and Germany
"Guds hjælp, Folkets kærlighed, Danmarks styrke"
"God's Help, the People's Love, Denmark's Strength"
Roman Catholicism, the Reformed Church and Judaism
is a synod (council) of four Reformed free church congregations in Denmark. A member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, it has approximately 700 members.
is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark
Legoland Billund, the original Legoland park, opened on June 7, 1968 in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the original Lego factory and Denmark's second busiest airport Billund Airport. Over 1.9 million guests visited the park in 2011 and since the opening more than 50 million guests have visited the park. This makes Legoland the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside of Copenhagen. The Legoland parks that have since been built are modelled upon Legoland Billund, most noticeably the Miniland area which is made up of millions of Lego bricks.
The Old Town in Aarhus, Denmark (Danish: Den Gamle By), is an open-air town museum consisting of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. In 1914 the museum opened as the world's first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture, and to this day it remains one of just a few top rated Danish museums outside Copenhagen serving some 3.5 million visitors pr. year.
The Old Town
The most recent addition to the town was the half-timbered coin master's mansion. It was erected as a residence for the royal coin masters in Copenhagen by Gregorius Sessemann in c. 1683 and was used for this purpose until 1749. The Copenhagen City Museum disassembled the building in 1944 and in 1995 it was handed over to The Old Town which started construction of it in 1998 until it was finished in 2009. It was erected as it is believed it presented itself in 1750 and the interior will be furnished accordingly.
Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg.
With 4.033 million visitors in 2012, Tivoli is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the fourth most visited in Europe, only behind Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park Rust and the Efteling.
religions: Lutheranism,Eastern Orthodoxy,Roman Catholics and Jehovah's witnesses
Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a German reformer. Luther's efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Roman Catholic Church launched the Protestant Reformation.
16,562.1 sq mi
17,413 sq mi
137,847 sq mi
Language:Fennish and Swedish
Religion: Lutherans and Christianity
130,596 sq mi
Religion: Orthodox Christianity
26,911 sq mi
Religion: Roman Catholic
246,201 sq mi
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia's symbols and primary tourist attractions. The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square metres (34,100 sq ft) and can hold 10,000 people inside. It is the second-largest cathedral located on the Balkan Peninsula, after the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade.
The convent is located on a site known as Pühitsetud ("blessed" in Estonian) since ancient times. According to a 16th century legend, near the local village, Kuremäe, a shepherd witnessed a divine revelation near a spring of water to this day venerated as holy. Later, locals found an ancient icon of Dormition of the Mother of God under a huge oak tree. The icon still belongs to the convent.
Toompea (from German: Domberg, "Cathedral Hill") is a limestone hill in the central part of the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The hill is an oblong tableland, which measures about 400 by 250 metres, has an area of 7 hectares (17 acres) and is about 20–30 metres higher than the surrounding areas. In folklore the hill is known as the tumulus mound over the grave of Kalev, erected in his memory by his grieving wife.
The history of Toompea is closely linked to the history of rulers and power in Estonia.Today Toompea is the center of the Government of Estonia and the Riigikogu (parliament), both of which are often simply referred to as Toompea. The location of the Riigikogu is the Toompea Castle, situated in the southwestern corner of the hill and topped by the Tall Hermann tower. The flag on the top of the tower is one of the best-known symbols in Estonia of the government in force.
Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres), is a medieval Roman Rite Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, France, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.
Mont Saint-Michel (English: Saint Michael's Mount) is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 247 acres (100 ha) in size, the island has a population of 44 (2009).
The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel,) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
it is the tallest in the world from 1889 to 1930
type: Obsevation tower and Radio brodcasting tower
Rauma is one of the oldest ports in Finland. Rauma is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its high quality lace and the Old Rauma Town for its old wooden architecture. Rauma had a Franciscan Monastery and a Catholic Church before it was declared as a town. Later Rauma got a teacher’s college which was annexed to the University of Turku. A part of educational department still exists in Rauma. Rauma is the fifth largest port in Finland, having almost 6 million tones of shipment each year.
Located at the entrance of Helsinki's harbor, is a unique example of European military architecture. For the people of Finland, Suomenlinna Fortress is not just a means of defense penghadang enemy. But more than that, Sveaborg Suomenlinna - they call it that - is a fortress savior. This assumption is born due to the fact that this building has been keeping the ports in this country since the 18th century, which also makes Finland safe from enemy attack.
The Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral is a beautiful landmark in Helsinki, Finland. It was build as a tribute to Grand Duke, Nicholas I, the Tsar of Russia and was previously known as St. Nicholas’ Church before the independence of Finland in 1917. The architecture is a Greek Cross Plan which is comprised of a square central mass along-with four arms to add to its beauty. The structure includes a tall green dome which is surrounded by four smaller domes in a neoclassical style. It is the main attraction in the Senate Square and is surrounded by most of the buildings designed by Engel to form a rare sight of beauty among his creations. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki.
The Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest Volksfest in the world with over 6 million visitors annually. Despite the name, the Oktoberfest starts at the end of September until the first weekend in October. An important part of Bavarian culture, the festival has been held since 1810. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of traditional fare such as Hendl, Schweinebraten, Würstl, Knödel and large quantities of German beer.
Easily the greatest Gothic cathedral in Germany, Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) has been Cologne’s most famous landmark for centuries. Construction of the Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and took, with interruptions, more than 600 years to complete. It is dedicated to the saints Peter and Mary and is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne.
The ultimate fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein is situated on a rugged hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. It was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty castles in the Disneyland parks. The castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria who was declared insane when the castle was almost completed in 1886 and found dead a few days later. Neuschwanstein is the most photographed building in the country and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany.
The Mount Kasbek is Caucasus’ third highest mountain. The mountain has a height of 16,504 feet. The place offers challenging hiking and trekking trails. Accommodations are also available at the base of the mountain.