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On a city trip to Oxford

Sometimes affectionately referred to as "the city of dreamy spires", Oxford is famous worldwide for its prestigious university and rich history. The city is located in the heart of southern England and attracts many visitors with its impressive architecture.

In Oxford you will find a vibrant mix of culture, art and nature. Get lost in the historic streets, enjoy the botanical gardens or be inspired in one of the many museums. Oxford is an unforgettable destination for everyone and perfect for a wonderful city trip!

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Explore the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford was founded in 1096 and is the oldest university in England. Like Cambridge, Oxford is made up of a series of colleges - 39 in total - spread across the city, each with their own unique history and character. Christ Church is one of the most notable, not only for its impressive architecture, but also because it has acted as the setting for several films, including Harry Potter. Oxford has many famous alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Tolkien and Hugh Grant. But 26 British Prime Ministers have also graduated from Oxford.

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Sights in Oxford

Are you planning a city trip to Oxford? Then it is definitely recommended to take a look at Radcliffe Square, the beating heart of the city. Around the square you will find several historic university buildings and in the middle is Radcliffe Camera, Oxford's university library. A favorite among photographers is the scenic Bridge of Sighs, officially known as Hertford Bridge, which connects two parts of Hertford College. Oxford is also home to many museums, including the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, where you can see collections ranging from dinosaur skeletons to beautiful minerals. The oldest university museum in the world can also be found in Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum, which was founded in 1683. Finally, the Museum of Oxford offers visitors a glimpse into the local history of the city and is also definitely worth a visit.

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