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Culture of Groningen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Groningen Groningen is an ancient city with fascinating history. Its rapid development was in the first half of the 17th century, when a university was founded there. The university works even nowadays, so the city is home to quite a large number of students. The central district is considered the liveliest part of the city. Here you will find numerous entertainment venues, shops and restaurants around historic squares and buildings. Pedestrian zones are the areas near such squares as Grote Markt, Poelestraat, Vismarkt and Peperstraat. These squares are always crowded, even late at night.
The city will be surely loved by fans of walking. Stadspark remains one of the main attractions of the city. The park is very popular among both local residents and visitors. Here you can ride a bike or make a picnic among beautiful trees. There are also several unique architectural landmarks in the city, the most famous of which are St Martin Cathedral (Martinikerk) and Martini Tower located next to it.
The beautiful church was built over five hundred years ago and its premises store many interesting religious artifacts. The walls of the church are decorated with beautiful frescoes, which are the result of work of the 13th century masters. The main hall of the church has become home to a huge baroque organ, the largest one in Northern Europe. Copyright
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Museum Groninger is one of the most noteworthy cultural institutions of Groningen. The museum is located near the railway station. Its three spacious halls exhibit a rich collection of paintings. The age of some of the pictures is more than two hundred years. Niemeijer Tobacco Museum is a very unusual place, and guests will see an interesting collection of marine artifacts in Northern Maritime Museum.
Sunrise Groningen City Park The Museum of Groningen University is one of the most symbolic establishments of the city. During an excursion here guests will find out about the most important events in the history of the city and the history of the university foundation. Among the items exhibited in the museum guests often mention a very valuable collection of books. Not far from Groningen is located another interesting town called Lauwersmeer, which is also distinguished by a rich choice of attractions. A ride to Lauwersmeer will take no more than an hour by bus. Travelers should definitely not forget to visit this lovely park.
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Culture guide to Groningen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Groningen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Groningen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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