Hardly any other landmark in the world is as famous or recognizable as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It’s hard to believe that Parisians once thought it was hideous.
The Eiffel Tower - closed to visitors since Wednesday afternoon - is to reopen on Friday after workers went on strike over unacceptably long queues at the Paris landmark.
The 3-meter-high glass and metal barrier is both bulletproof and strong enough to stop a truck on a suicide mission. France remains on a state of high alert since a series of terror attacks in 2015 left hundreds dead.
What was supposed to stop peeing in public has become a joke: A urinal located on the Seine promenade is far from being a quiet retreat.
Many of the sights in Europe's cities are tourist highlights such as the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But there are a lot of surprises just off the usual visitor paths.
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