German, Austrian, French and swiss rail operators are partnering up to revive cross-border sleeper trains. With the travel industry in turmoil due to covid19, this venture will see covid19 friendly sleeping arrangements with a focus on individual sleeper carriages. But there is also an environmental push to move back to sleeper trains, allowing for a greener way of travel.
2021 will bring a focus on sustainable dining. Many restaurants are making sure they have carefully sourced local supply chains. One of Europe's most famous sustainable restaurants is Azurmendi, a three Michelin-star restaurant located in Basque Country. The restaurant harvests rainwater, integrates natural light where possible, generates electricity and grows many of its ingredients on top of its roof. (https://azurmendi.restaurant/en/)
Munch - Oslo
The new Munch is opening in 2021. Located by Oslo's waterfront, this museum brings you the worlds largest collection of art by Edvard Munch.
Over 200 of his works are located in 11 galleries making it one of the world's largest museums devoted to one single artist.
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Powerhouse Telemark is the first BREEAM-Nor-certified building in Telemark, Norway. ... It has been awarded the category “Excellent,” which is the second highest obtainable level. The building will generate more energy than it consumes during its lifetime, and sets new standards for comfort and functionality.
Snohetta are the design company behind this amazing building, and will add this to their ever growing portfolio of amazing buildings. They were also behind the famous "under" restaurant and the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion .
The maximum depth (1642m) of the worlds deepest lake, Lake Baikal. It is also the largest freshwater lake by volume.
The hightest (490m) rooftop bar called Ozone which is located on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton
The price in dollars paid for 2 Yubari king Melons, a rare variety of cantaloupe melons which can only be grown in the Yubari region in Japan
To be exact, 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds it took for Frenchman Francois Gabart to sail solo around the world .