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Coat of Arms

Coat of arms of Regensburg

Emblem of Regensburg, Germany

On my way from the railway station to the centre of Regensburg I discovered the emblem of the city at an oriel window: Two white keys in a red field.

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City Walls

Wall ruins in Regensburg

Town walls of Regensburg, Germany

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.

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Railways

On an ICE T to Regensburg

Driver cabin at a German ICE

A view of the driver cabin of a German ICE T. In this kind of train one has the chance to sit behind the driver – only separated by a glass door – and to watch the landscape through his windows. Do you know similar trains in your region?

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Christmas Markets Railway Stations

Christmas decoration at Munich Central Station

Christmas decoration at Munich Central Station

On 4th day of my InterRail trip I had a small stop at Munich Central Station and had a look for this Christmas decoration and some Weißwürste. More…

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Railways

ICE family at Munich Central Station

ICE family at Munich Central Station

Before entering the Eurocity to Bregenz I came across these two generations of the great ICE trains. Reminds a bit of father (ICE 2) and daughter (ICE T), doesn’t it? More…

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Castles Fortresses

Oberhaus Fortress in Passau

Veste Oberhaus in Passau, Germany

A part of Oberhaus Fortress (Veste Oberhaus) as seen from the main place in Passau. From this fortress one have a great view of the three rivers of Passau which are generally visible in three different colours: Danube (Blue), Inn (Green) and Ilz (Black). More…

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Locomotives

Steam locomotive 41.360 in Fürth

Steam locomotive 41.360 in Fürth, Germany

Steam locomotive 41.360 seen at a locomotive parade at the Bus & Railway Festival in Fürth.

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Photos

Moorish kiosk in Ettal

Moorish kiosk in front of the Alps

During a walk on the grounds of Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) I came across this Moorish kiosk. It was originally built as Prussian contribution to World Exhibition 1867 in Paris and turned later into one of several attractions located around the palace owned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. More…

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Palaces

Linderhof Palace in Ettal

View of Linderhof Palace taken from the terrace gardens

Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It is not only remarkable for its style and interior but also for the fanciful castle grounds where one can find an artificial grotto, a big tree inside a hut and a Moorish kiosk. More…

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Towers

Olympic Tower in Munich

Olympiaturm in Munich, Germany

The Olympic Tower (Olympiaturm) of Munich is situated in the Olympiapark. From the revolving restaurant, I had a great view of some sights of Munich, e.g. the Olympiastadion and the BMW museum.

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Towers

Roofscape of Regensburg

Roof landscape of Regensburg, Germany

The city of Regensburg is known for a lot of family towers (‘Geschlechtertürme’) similar to those ones in San Gimignano in Italy. By the way I really would like to cross that bridge between the steeples of the cathedral. Unfortunately it isn’t open for public. More…

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Castles

Donaustauf Castle in Donaustauf

Chapel of Donaustauf Castle

Donaustauf Castle (Burgruine Donauaustauf) is a castle ruin located near the Danube river in the Bavarian region Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz). From the ruin one have a view of the nearby Walhalla. memorial. On the photo above one can see the columns of the former castle chapel. More…