Germany

HOVEROCEROS

In an incredible stroke of luck, this image of Potsdam, Germany was captured at exactly the same moment by both Google Earth and I Can Has Cheezburger! Ladies and gentlemen I give you, HOVEROCEROS! (If you haven’t got a clue…

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Friday, 18th April 2008

Nuclear Water Wonderland

Just outside of Kelkar in Germany lies a huge nuclear reactor that was ultimately never taken online. The SNR-300 ‘Fast Breeder’ (a neutron reactor that creates more fuel than it uses) was needed since Germany has a limited supply of…

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Wednesday, 26th March 2008

Easter Eggs

Today is Easter Sunday, and it is the earliest Easter we’ve had since 1913. In fact, it’s almost the earliest possible date for Easter, which via a very complex calculation falls between March 22nd and April 25th (inclusive). The last…

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Sunday, 23rd March 2008

Naked Couple

A man and a woman, right? Which one’s which though? And the most important question of all… are they really naked? Thanks to Christian Stüben.

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Friday, 14th March 2008

Holocaust Memorial Day

Yesterday, 27th January, various countries celebrated Holocaust Memorial Day, which is dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. 27th January was chosen as it was the date on which Auschwitz was liberated in 1945. The concentration camp is not…

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Monday, 28th January 2008

Maglev Test Track

Between the cities of Lathen and Dörpen, Germany, lies the Emsland Transrapid Test Facility – a 31.5 km long elevated track built to test trains propelled by magnetic levitation – a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles…

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Thursday, 3rd January 2008

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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