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The Atomium in Brussels

The Atomium is a 102 m tall building in Brussels. Originally it was constructed for the World’s Fair in 1958. It forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal consisting of nine atoms. The building was meant to be as a symbol for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Six of the nine spheres are accessible to the public.
The bottom sphere is reserved for permanent exhibitions, which are about the time of the construction of the the Atomium. While there are four other spheres which host temporary exhibitions or are available for events and concerts. Especially the tubes between the spheres are fascinating. Mostly they are elevators with special effect and it is very funny to make your way up to the next sphere.
The top sphere is a restaurant where you have a panoramic view over the city. Sadly it was closed when we visited the Atomium (I definitely have to go there one time, when it is open). But you have plenty of other spots inside the building to catch a nice view too. The Atomium is a must visit and a very unique building. If you stay more than one day in Brussels, i can advice you to go to see the building by night as well. It looks magnificent!

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