Gileppe Dam & Lake
Jalhay, Liège province, Wallonia, Belgium
About Gileppe Dam & Lake
Built in the 1870s to supply water for the wool industries nearby, it is an arch-gravity dam on the Gileppe river. It was the first dam built in modern Belgium. The dam has a monumental lion sculpture created by the Belgian artist Antoine-Félix Bouré, who is famous for his public lion sculptures in Brussels and Charleroi.
Attractions near Gileppe Dam & Lake
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany, and one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. It was constructed by an order from the emperor Charlemagne in 814. Since 1802, it is the mother church of the Diocese of Aachen.
This theme park that was opened in 1967 in Brühl attracts around 2 million visitors annually. It has six themed areas such as Berlin, Wuze Town and Deep in Africa. It also has many roller coasters, water rides and thrill rides.
The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century in Brühl. It is a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. It was used as a building for guests of the state by the German President till 1994, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time.
Hohe Acht, the tallest peak of the Eifel mountains is a volcano that existed between 2.6 to 66 million years ago. The summit has an observation tower erected by Emporer William II in 1908. The tower offers a great view of the Eifel Mountains and nearby towns.
A volcanic crater lake(Maar) formed around 10,500 years ago from an explosion occured from interaction between magma and water. It is a part of a double maar which includes another eastern dry maar. The crater lake is about 500 meters in diameters and 21 meters in depth.
In 1996 Cologne Cathedral was declared as a world heritage site and it is Germany's most visited landmark. At 157 m, it is the tallest twin-spired church in the world, the second tallest church in Europe and the third tallest church in the world. Its construction began in 1248 but stopped around 1560 until the 1840s, and completed in 1880. About 20,000 people visit the church everyday.
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