The strangest and most amazing cities on the planet (part 1)
All cities on the planet differ from each other in their uniqueness and originality. However, there are places that can impress even someone who has seen everything.
We offer you a selection of the strangest cities-a visit to these places will be remembered for a long time.
1. A city located in two States
There are many similar cities on earth, but this one is the most unique. Busingen am Hochrein is an exclave of Germany in Switzerland. In economic and socio-political terms, it is part of Switzerland, and in administrative terms, it is part of Germany. A distinctive feature of the German-Swiss town is that it uses two postal codes – German and Swiss. But the main running currency of this city is the Swiss franc. Residents use German and Swiss phone numbers. The only German football team of the club “Busingen” plays in the Swiss championship. The city has a separate telephone booths for calls to Switzerland and separately, in Germany.
2. Infernal Hell
A small town called Hell is located in the state of Michigan (USA). Where this name came from is unknown. But the locals like it. They are very happy to support the “infernal image” of the city. Tourists are often photographed at the entrance to this town. Here is an unusual sign with the inscription: “welcome to Hell”. And at a local gift shop, you can buy documents for the use of one square inch of land in Hell. The price of one square inch is $ 6.66. Clearly, the locals are not without humor.
3. Chinese clone of a European city
Chinese craftsmen have successfully learned to copy everything unique and unusual. As for copying the city, they did it quite successfully. In order for Chinese residents and tourists to feel like Europeans and get the opportunity to wander through European streets, they made an unusual decision –they built a copy of the Austrian town of Hallstatt. Beautiful houses with their unusual architecture can not be distinguished from the Austrian. Construction began with the Church, then other buildings were built in the image and likeness of the Austrian. The streets are paved with beautiful tiles. Tourists and locals are happy to spend time here, walking, forgetting what is in China. As for real estate in Chinese Hallstatt – it is much more expensive than in Austria.
4. The city where it is forbidden to die
The Norwegian locality of Longyearbyen (Svalbard archipelago) is the northernmost settlement in the world. It is officially forbidden to die here. The only cemetery has not been functioning for more than 70 years. This law is explained by the fact that the bodies do not decompose due to severe frosts. And this attracts predators. People for burial are transported by plane to other cities in Norway.