The 007 Walk of Fame opens July 2015 on the Schilthorn in Switzerland and commemorates the making of the movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The trail begins at the Schilthorn's Piz Gloria and contains several steel pillars that have personal statements from characters in the film or their handprints imprinted on them. There are also benches to allow visitors to relax while on the walk. Some famous names included on the pillars are lead actor George Lazenby (James Bond), supporting actress Diana Rigg (Tracy), cameraman Willy Bogner and skiing legend Bernhard Russi. More names will be added to the Walk of Fame at a later date including the first Bond Girl Ursula Andress and director Marc Foster. Schilthorn Cableway
Nuremberg, Germany will host The Blue Night, Nuremberg’s Long Night of Art and Culture, on May 2 which will have the theme of "freedom." One main highlight will be located in Main Market Square where Frieder Weiss and Johannes Brendel will create a "torch of freedom." Another attraction is the projection of the "Blue Bayou" created by Roger Libeschon, on the walls of the Imperial Castle. Photo credit Berny Meyer, CTZ Nuremberg
What can you expect when you travel to Europe?
Europe holds so much promise for a fun vacation, an exciting getaway, or an in-depth look at different cultures. If you've not traveled to Europe before, you'll want to check out the possibilities. And there are many.
You can see so many historical attractions that hundreds of books have been written just on the monuments, castles, fortresses, towns and cities, and ruling families through the years. If you just want to take a vacation, you can relax at one of the large metropolitan hotels and see the sights of a city like Vienna, Berlin, London or Madrid. If you like excitement, you can motorcycle through the Alps, have fun whitewater rafting down a river, or hike to the top of many of Europe's highest peaks.
With so many countries in Europe so close to one another, you can travel from country to country in a few hours, and think of the different cultures that exist in Europe that you can experience.
You can expect a lot from traveling to Europe. Tasting the foods and wines, and meeting the people are other reasons to go.
At European Traveler, we're trying to bring you a little taste of Europe so you can plan better before you go. We cover foods, lodging, travel and attractions and more. I hope you enjoy the detailed stories and spectacular photos of Europe we present.
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Düsseldorf’s annual Fun Fair, July 17–26, is one of the top four events of its kind in Germany, with about four million visitors each year. This event highlights German BBQ, beer, wine, music, lights and wild rides. Visitors will find beer tents with live music, costumed servers and many German food delicacies from savory to sweet: sausage, roast, pig knuckles to potatoes and sauerkraut to apple cake and gingerbread.
If you like trains, you will like this new series by host Jeff Wilson; Wilson fits the bill perfectly for "Real Rail Adventures." He is a lifelong traveler and an avid train buff. He has hosted national "how-to" TV programs for more than a decade. An enduring fan of steam locomotives, Jeff’s transportation of choice is the train, and he’s perfected his travel skills exploring Europe by train. For a brief introduction to his new series, go to www.smarttravels.tv.
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