Amazing Staircases Around the World
Amazing Staircases Around the World
1. Umschreibung Munich
This cool sculpture is a piece of art designed by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, which the office workers of global accounting firm KPMG in Munich can enjoy on their way in to work. The architectural staircase, called Umschreibung (Rewriting), is a nine metre high double spiral of sleek steel. While it doesnt actually lead to anywhere and cannot be climbed, it makes for a great view especially when looking for a distraction from work.
2. Melk Abbey Staircase Austria
This impressive staircase can be found in Melk Abbey, one of the worlds most famous monastic sites located above the town of Melk and overlooking the river Danube. The rooms of the castle turned monastery contain permanent exhibitions and visitors come from all over the world to browse its ornate library and famous frescoes by Paul Troger. Dont miss the marble hall, a stunning example of Baroque architecture.
3. Chand Baori Abhaneri
The famous Chand Baori step well in the village of Abhaneri in Rajasthan, India, is one of the countrys architectural wonders and one of the most intriguing staircases in the world. The step well is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and was built in the ninth century with 3,500 narrow steps and 13 stories. With a depth of 100ft, it is the deepest step well in India and was constructed to try to solve the problem of water shortages in Rajasthan.
4. Red staircase at Livrario Lello Porto
One of the most exquisite bookshops in the world, Livrario Lello in the Portuguese city of Porto is home to this lavish red staircase, making its interior as stunning as its incredible Art Nouveau and Gothic Revival facade. Lello is one of the oldest bookshops in Portugal and opened in 1901. While the staircase is its centrepiece, with carved wooden banisters and glossy red steps, the shop also features a marvellous stained glass ceiling and ornate wooden shelves holding books from every era and genre.
5. Musical piano stairs at Wulin Plaza Zhejiang Province
Chinas piano style stairs built at Wulin Plaza in Hangzhou make the appropriate musical notes when stood on. The 54 steps were installed to encourage people to walk instead of lazily take the escalator. The only problem could be too much noise if everyone starts taking the stairs.

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