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|The Zoological Garden in Riga, Capitol of Lettland, was founded 1912,as the first zoo within the Baltic states. 16,4 hectares it exhibits 2200 animals covering 400 species, including 110 species of mammals. The Riga Zoo is home to 41 of the species listed on the IUCN Red data book of Endangered and Extinct Species. Most unique record is the oldest inhabitant in the Zoo, a Mississippi alligator ...||02/14/2006||595|
|Western Europe destinations dominate the flight map of Riga Airport.||02/14/2006||580|
|The Riga Radio and TV Tower is the tallest structure in the Baltic states. The tower was built between 1979 and 1986.||05/04/2006||1,873|
|The Riga Central Market was build from two airship hangars. These hangars came from the former WW I airship station Wainoden (Vaiņode), Courland. The two hangars were 240m long and had a volume of 70.500m³. They were named "Walhalla" and "Walther" and build by Seibert Company from Saarbrucken.|
In 1924 the hangars was bought by the council of Riga to build up the Central Mark...
|Between 1941 and 1944, 25,000 German Jews were deportated to Riga and killed in Bikernieki Forest. They were buried in mass graves in the middle of the forest. After the war these mass graves were found back and they are now marked with a remembrance column. There is also a central memorial. This memorial contains the names of the killed.|
|This is Riga downtown central train station. ||02/14/2006||545|
|In the middle of the forest this German war cemetery is located. It is used to bring together the graves out of the surrounding regions. There are now 2,412 graves on this cemetery.|
The names of 6,600 German soldiers who were buried in Riga but whose graves are covered with a civilian cemetery are written on columns. Also the names of 1200 died POW’s are written on separate colum...
|The Castle Neideck was first mentioned in 1219|
It was one of the biggest German castle complexes in that time.
On September the 14th in 1347, the lord of the castle, Konrad von Schluesselberg, was killed by an enemy and teh castle was destoyed
Today it is one of the most familiar emblems of the Frankonian Switzerland
|Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.|
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Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with...
|Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls. ||08/06/2005||618|
|The castle Linn is a water castle in the Krefelder quarter Linn. First, there was only one tower in the 12. century. To in 14. Century the castle was continuously extended. In the year 1702 the castle was completely destroyed by Prussian troops.||07/29/2006||496|
|Olavinlinna (known as Olofsborg in Swedish, which is St. Olaf's Castle in English) is a 15th century castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the world's most northern medieval stone castle. It was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg as an effort to protect Savonia and control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. The c...||02/03/2007||719|