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Roman Empire

Roman Tower in Cologne, Germany

Roman tower in Cologne, Germany

Only four tower ruins have been remained from 19 ancient Roman towers in Cologne. The most beautiful piece of them is this tower (Römerturm) in the north-west corner of the former Roman settlement Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.

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City Walls Roman Empire

The ancient city wall of Cologne, Germany

Map of the Roman city wall of Cologne, Germany

Near the museum of local history in Cologne I discovered this map located in the pavement. For me it was an interesting way to learn about the route of the former Roman city wall.

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Palaces Sculptures

The ‘Hundefräulein’ at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

Dog lady at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

If you look carefully at the sculptures decorating the inner yard of Schallaburg Palace (Schloss Schallaburg) you may discover the ‘Hundefräulein’. This is a sculpture showing a girl with a head shaped like a dog. More…

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Coat of Arms Sculptures

Bavarian Lion in Lindau, Germany

Bavarian Lion in Lindau, Germany

The Bavarian Lion seen at the port entrance of Lindau. It is placed next to the lighthouse of Lindau. The Bavarian Lion is mentioned several times in the Bavarian coat of arms, for example the shield is hold by two lions. More…

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Towers

The lighthouse of Lindau, Germany

View of the lighthouse from boat

The lighthouse was built in 1856 and is situated at the port of Lindau. Opposite the lighthouse one can see a sculpture showing the Bavarian lion. This historic centre of Lindau is actually an island but can be reached by car as well as train. More…

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Castles

Montfort Castle in Langenargen, Germany

View of Montfort Castle from boat

Montfort Castle (Schloss Montfort) is a lakeside palace next to Lake Constance (Bodensee). It was built for King William I of Württemberg in 1867. I took this photo on a boat trip from Lindau to Friedrichshafen and was especially impressed by the Moorish architecture of the palace. More…

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Railway Stations Roman Empire

Ancient Roman theatre in Mainz, Germany

Ancient Roman theatre in Mainz, Germany

The ruins of an ancient Roman theater next to the tracks of the railway station ‘Mainz Römisches Theater’ (former ‘Mainz Süd’). More…

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Castles Museums

Moyland Castle in Bedburg-Hau, Germany

Moyland Castle in Bedburg-Hau, Germany

View of the main entrance of Moyland Castle (Schloss Moyland) where I visited an exhibition about the German artist Joseph Beuys. More…

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Roman Empire

Model of the ancient forum in Kempten

Model of Roman forum in Kempten, Germany

A model of the ancient forum on the grounds of the former Roman place Cambodunum in Bavaria. More…

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Churches

Franciscan Church in Graz, Austria

Church of the Franciscan in Graz, Austria

Two beauties of Graz: The landmark of Graz named Uhrturm in the background and the Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) in the foreground. The church is part of the oldest monastery in the city. Sometimes I am using the hidden cloister for relaxing from the hurly-burly of the shopping streets in Graz.

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Sundials

Sundials in Austria

Sundial in Mistelbach, Austria
Sundial in Mistelbach (Lower Austria)

After leaving the railway station Mistelbach/Stadt I came across one of my first sundials in Austria. The piece placed on a private home in Lower Austria shows local agricultural products like corn and grapes. The German phrase ‘’Nuetz die Zeit!’ reminds people to use their time carefully.