There are 40 castles along the river Rhine between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Most were built by local princes as military fortifications and customs posts.
The Drachenfels cliff is one of the most popular recreation spots in the "Siebengebirge" stretch on the Rhine. But the cliff's rocks have become brittle and now work is under way to try to keep it from breaking apart.
The Lower German Limes between Bad Breisig in Rhineland-Palatinate and the seaside resort Katwijk in the Netherlands is to be considered for World Cultural Heritage status.
Wild coastlines, old castles and exotic gardens are all found in Cornwall on Britain’s southwestern tip. The Gulf Stream’s warmth gives Cornwall an almost Mediterranean climate. The county is a favorite among surfers.
Castles are very popular in Germany — but their exact number remains a mystery, as each federal state keeps its own statistics. But a club in Germany wants to put an end to this confusion with a scientific database.
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