a landmark is a typical characteristic or registration number, by which articles, in particular also inhabited places and are characterized cities. In addition primarily salient buildings , in addition, natural conditions belong. Landmarks can also for abstract terms develop. Like that was the terrorist attack of the 11. September 2001 directed toward the World trade center against the landmark of capitalism.
In the history of the handicraft the city landmarks played a large role, there the moving associate throughthe knowledge of the landmarks (at that time often: Curiosities of a city) their stay in other cities to occupy had.
To in 17. Century was the landmark (of old-high-German wortzeihhan word characters in the sense v. “Password”, registration number) an indication, which should excite attention. Throughthe resemblance word/truely it reinterpreted into the today's understanding.
Some landmarks have the character of plates. Thus many people see Baguette and Gauloises as landmarks of France. Bicycles, windmills and tulips symbolize the Netherlands. In Japan are Leather trousers and beer jug synonyms for the German way of life.
Structural landmarks mostly belong to the highest buildings to oneCity or a country. However there are also landmarks, which are very inconspicuous, like the Männeken Pis in Brussels and the small sea virgin in Copenhagen.
High buildings of all kinds are generally promoted very fast to landmarks of places, above all ifthey from characteristic construction so e.g. are. the Eiffelturm in Paris or golden the gate Bridge in San Francisco.