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Birmingham travel guide

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Birmingham
Birmingham
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Birmingham

Birmingham has an age-old history going back over 10,000 years and is figuratively called the beating heart of England. One reason for this is because it's literally situated in the heart of the country. The other reason for the metaphor is its cultural, historical, and economical significance. The industrial revolution cast incredible wealth on the city and created plenty of impressive Georgian and Victorian architecture. Birmingham is the cradle of nameable artists such as Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath and one of the cultural hotspots of the country today. The NEC (National Exhibit Center), the LG Arena, the HMV Institute, the O2 Academy, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Museum of Arts Gallery, or the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – possibilites for cultural activities seem endless.
And when no more culture can be taken in there's plenty of other activities: Huge shopping malls and areas, Must-See attractions such as Aston Hall, the National Trust's Back to Backs housing or the Balti Triangle, heaps of sport activites like cricket, golf or world class mountain-bike trails, or the city's big annual key event: October's Birmingham Comedy Festival, one of the largest independent arts festival of the country.

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Latest Birmingham reviews (3)

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  • Eine atemberaubende Stadt, die einen hervorragenden Spagat zwischen Historie und Moderne hinlegt. Sehr zu empfehlen ist der Kanal mit den Backsteingebäuden, denn dort gibt es tolle Restaurants; die neue Bibliothek, welche ein architektonisches Meisterwerk ist und von wo man die ganze Stadt überblicken kann - for free; und als Shoppingmöglichkeit bietet sich "the Bullring" an. Ebenfalls zu empfehlen sind die Kathedrale und andere Kirche.
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  • An underated, cosmopolitan city, and the people are much friendlier than London!
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  • Birmingham is a multi cultural city and is the UK`s second largest city (Size not population).It never sleeps and the nightlife is great.
    about a decade ago report abuse

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