Top 10 amazing city silhouettes worldwide
In November the weather all over Germany becomes cooler, often it is even rainy and cold. Isn’t that a good reason to want to change wallpapers and travel somewhere? No matter whether you want to go there individually or with a tour group or fly, we can help you a little bit to choose a suitable travel destination. We’ll show you the top 10 amazing city silhouettes around the world, big cities that have a lot to offer tourists each season. Then you can make your decision where your next trip will go!
HongKong – the “vertical city”
Our first choice is Hong Kong – the Chinese megapolis! There are numerous skyscrapers there and many people live higher than the 14th floor, which is why this metropolis is also called the “vertical city”. Hong Kong and its city skyline change over the course of the day. You can admire an impressive city panorama from above at Victoria Peak or from Victoria Harbor. There you can see the main HSBC building, the Bank of China Tower in Taipei, as well as the International Trade Center – the third largest and tallest building in the world is also located there. We do not assume that high-rise construction in the neon-lit city will decline a little in the foreseeable future. So, keep your eyes and ears open and find out soon about the latest architectural wonders of Hong Kong.
Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, MetLife Building are just waiting to be discovered by new city guests! Manhattan’s epic cityscape can be equated with the diverse possibilities in this megapolis. Maybe you want to admire the cityscape from Brooklyn Bridge or take a look at Midtown from the Hudson River? From Brooklyn to the Bronx, the Big Apple is full of attractions, and this city that never sleeps is well worth a visit.
There are few buildings in the world that are perhaps as iconic as the Sydney Opera House. That is why we consider the Sydney Opera House to be the figurative centerpiece of the modern cityscape of the Australian metropolis. The unmistakable, modernist roof of the multinational event center immediately attracts everyone’s attention, it looks like a row of seashells or like a gigantic sail. The Sydney Opera House is rightly included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Other must-see buildings like Bligh Street, Sydney Tower, and the MLC Center similarly represent the best of world architecture, making the urban silhouette of Australia’s largest city unforgettable. The panoramic view of the historic and beautiful Sydney Harbor is just as amazing.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The typical landmark of the Brazilian megapolis Rio de Janeiro is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, so it need not come as a surprise that Rio’s cityscape also deserves our interest. Is there a better known Christian monument in the world than the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain? This is a monumental work, also a great symbol of Christianity. Rio de Janeiro is located on the Brazilian Atlantic coast, where the natural wonders are seamlessly intertwined with admirable buildings. Millions of people live together in this socio-economically divided city that preserves churches and buildings from the 15th century to this day. The amazing skyline of Rio and its people, old and young, rich and poor, determine the pulse of this city.
Compared to other metropolises around the world, Paris owes its place among the top 10 favorites above all to its iconic landmarks, which romantically depict the cityscape during the day and at night. After a visit to the Sacré Cœur Basilica on Montmartre, city-goers seem to understand the magic of Paris. Most of them are deeply enchanted by the sight of the gleaming city skyline and the Eiffel Tower. Here you can take a particularly long city tour – from the Arcde Triomphe to the Champs Elysées to Concorde and the Musée du Louvre – and admire the cityscape of the French capital up close.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Spurred on by oil revenues, Dubai has experienced rapid growth and accelerated construction activity. Its cityscape reflects precisely these tendencies. Its numerous and slender skyscrapers, many of which have been built in the past five years, look from a distance like huge man-made stalagmites protruding from the desert floor. Buildings like Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab combine the most modern architecture with design features from nature and the typical from the Islamic cultural heritage. They help us to rediscover the skyline of Dubai every time we travel or visit the city.
The Windy City Chicago actually has a freezing cold winter that usually lasts four months. But in the warmer seasons, the second largest city in the USA becomes livelier and can offer its numerous guests a lot of culture and entertainment. During a boat trip on Lake Michigan, guests and tourists can admire the enchanting cityscape and see the skyscrapers from a distance. Sears Tower, Hancock Building and Navy Pier amusement park are a must-see!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
There is something particularly majestic about the Kuala Lumpurs skyscrapers. Malaysia is a multicultural wonder. Representatives of different nations live and work here, and conversations in different languages can be heard on the streets. The imposing buildings in Kuala Lumpur are inspired by the beautiful landscapes of this country, including the long white sand islands of Malaysia. The megapolis is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The Petronas Towers and the whole cultural Mecca of the Far East are illuminated every evening and give tourists a permanent impression of the grandeur of this metropolis.
Many of the Chinese cities offer impressive urban silhouettes filled with a seemingly endless number of skyscrapers. But it’s the eclectic cityscape of Shanghai that visually stands out from all others. The most populous city in the world without a doubt deserves it. The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower and the building of Oriental Pearl Radio and Television, which came out of a sci-fi film, are taller and grandiose than any other.
Moscow’s cityscape reflects the rich history of the Russian capital. The skyline of Moscow is characterized by unique Russian monuments such as the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Seven Sisters. Here you can see seven huge skyscrapers from a distance, which are equidistant from the Kremlin. And what can one say about the Kremlin itself? Simply unique! Many travelers here note that the cityscape of Moscow looks back on a rich history and cultural traditions and builds on them. Very few of the modern architectural buildings in the world in recent years have accumulated as much prestige and exude grandeur as is the case in Moscow.
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