Disneyland Paris

   
Disneyland Paris castle

Sleeping Beauty's Castle reigns over the heart of the park.

Disneyland Paris child's ride

It's A Small World is a musical world tour ride, popular with younger kids.

Disneyland Paris young child's ride

Dumbo the Flying Elephant is a sky ride for young kids and adults alike.

Disneyland Paris adventure ride

Adventure Isle makes you chase secrets across suspension bridges.

Disneyland Paris rocket ship ride

Orbitron lets you pilot one of 12 retro rocket ships right out of this world.

Disneyland Paris thrill ride

Space Mountain: Mission 2 is a g-force filled thrill ride into the unknown.  Top 5.

Disneyland Paris animation activity

Art of Disney Animation lets you try your hand in a participation studio.

Disneyland Paris studio tour

Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic turns an innocent tram ride into a cliffhanger.

Disneyland Paris riverboat ride

Thunder Mesa Riverboat is a leisurely ride around the best of the Old West.

Disneyland Paris parachute drop

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop is a high-flying paratrooper adventure.

Disneyland Paris parachute drop

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop: Hang on tight as you fall from on high.

Disneyland Paris scary ride

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror makes you face your fears and pray.

Paris

   
Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles, transformed by Louis XIV beginning in 1669

Pyramid Garden, Versailles

The court of Versailles was the centre of French political power from 1682 to 1789.

Latona fountain, Versailles

The Latona fountain, with the goddess Latona and her children, Apollo and Diana

Hall of Mirrors, Versailles

Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, copied into lavish palaces all around the world

Eiffel Tower base

The Eiffel Tower is 1063 feet (324m) tall and 410 feet (125m) wide at the base.

Pont des Invalides

The tower's second level is great for photographing its Paris surroundings.

Pont du Grenelle

Looking south-west: the Grenelle and other bridges over the Seine

Sacré-Coeur Basilica

The Sacré-Coeur Basilica dominates the Montmartre district in the north-east.

Alsace

   
Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is perched on a mountain overlooking the plain below.

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Haut-Koenigsbourg dates from the 12th century.

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle weapons collection

The fully furnished castle includes collections of medieval weapons.

Colmar's Little Venice canal district

Colmar's Little Venice canal district

Colmar's Bartholdi Museum

Colmar's Bartholdi Museum has the original models for the Statue of Liberty.

Riquewihr, Alace

Entrance to Riquewihr, a typical village on the Alsatian wine route

Riquewihr, Alsace

Riquewihr

Kaysersberg, Alsace

Kaysersberg

Europa Park

   
Europa Park castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Grimm's Enchanted Forest for children

Europa Park Elf Ride

Elf Ride enchanting boat trip through the realm of the elves

Europa Park Pegasus coaster

Family coaster Pegasus, designed to be kids' first rollercoaster experience

Europa Park Free Fall Tower

Free Fall Tower:  Witness the world from above. Families, ages 4 and up.

Europa Park African Queen boat ride

African Queen boat rides discover an African village and all manner of animals.

Europa Park Blue Fire coaster

Blue Fire megacoaster. 1 km track.  4 inversions. 360° roll.  100 km/h.

Europa Park Timbur coaster

Wodan Timburcoaster. 1 km track.  40 metres high. 3.5 Gs.  100 km/h.

Europa Park Silver Starcoaster

Silver Star.  Speed and weightlessness.  4 Gs. 130 km/h.  73 metres high.

Europa Park Euro-mircoaster

Euro-mir rollercoaster. Nose dive, tight bends, black hole, rotation, 80 km/h.  4:47.

Europa Park Arthur coaster

Arthur is a new suspended dark ride / rollercoaster hybrid.

Europa Park Poseidon coaster and boat ride

Poseidon is a combination rollercoaster and boat ride. 3 Gs.  70 km/h.  5:50.

Europa Park Atlantica Supersplash ride

Atlantica Supersplash is especially popular on hot days.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum

   
Black Forest Open-Air Museum 1599 farmhouse

Hippenseppenhof, built in 1599, is the oldest farm-house in the museum

Black Forest Open-Air Museum 1612 farmhouse

Vogtsbauernhof, from 1612, is the only farmhouse still standing where it was built.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum food garden

Every farm had a garden for food, medicine, and decoration.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum cooking

Cooking in the Falkenhof house, built in 1737.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum farmhouse interior

Upper floor of Lorenzenhof, 1608.  The animals were stabled on the level below.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum weaving craft

Weaving was a common way of generating extra income.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum cooking utensils

Utensils, cutlery, and bowls were crafted from wood.

Black Forest Open-Air Museum hemp press

The hemp press for extracting fibres was an independent business.