The old town wall of Třeboň offers this romantic view. The walls saw their construction in the years 1525 – 1527. Another attraction of the city is its marketplace. The buildings lining the square date back to the 16th century as well.
The ancient Roman name of Ljubljana was Emona. Today, one can still see some Roman elements in the city. E.g. this redesign of a part of the Roman town walls was created by architect Jože Plečnik.
Of five town gates, only one is left. The Marientor is a gate dating back to 1445. It consists of a tower with the for the region typical conical roof and a barbican covered by a late Gothic wall-walk.
Two wall ruins near the railway station of Regensburg. The wall in the foreground was built in medieval times, the wall in the background is even from ancient Roman period.
The walls of Friedberg were built with money from the ransom for Richard I of England (‘Richard the Lionheart’). The gate depicted above is a reconstruction and is known as ‘Ungartor’.
The town of Friesach is still surrounded by a water-filled moat. The structure on the left side is a reconstruction of a Bäckertauche. In earlier times a Bäckertauche was used as a punishment tool similar to a cucking stool.
On my walk through Friesach I discovered this cute idea to visualize the old gate called Posttor or Olsator in its shape of about 1200 AD. The sign was transparent so I was able to match past and presence. More…
The top of a tower gate named Gate of Holy Mother (Brána Matky Boží) in Jihlava. In this city composer Gustav Mahler grew up.
On a train journey through Pongau, a region of the Austrian state Salzburg, I took this photo through the windows of my train. It shows parts of the city walls of Radstadt. The city was founded in 13th century and is member of the Small Historic Cities (Kleine Historische Städte) of Austria. More…