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City Halls

Old city hall of Bamberg

Old city hall of Bamberg, Germany

The old city hall (Altes Rathaus) of Bamberg was first mentioned in 1387. It is famous for its special location in the middle of the Regnitz River and for the fine painted façade made by Johann Anwender.

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Roman Empire

Roman fort Divitia in Cologne

Remains of the Roman fort Divitia, Germany

In Cologne (Köln) there are still remains of a Roman fort to see. Actually the name of the district Köln-Deutz is deriving from the name of this fort called Divitia. During Roman times this fort guarded the big Rhine bridge connecting the Germanic side of the river with the Roman town Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. More…

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Churches

Ulm Minster in Ulm

Ulm minster on a foggy day

Though Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster) is built in Gothic style it wasn’t finished before 1890. With its steeple measuring 161.5 metres, it is the tallest church in the world. Visitors are allowed to climb up to a height of 143 m.

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Urban Walks

Dovecote in Tübingen

Dovecote in Tübingen, Germany

A dovecote seen in Tübingen, Germany. More…

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Roman Empire

Roman sewer in Cologne

Roman sewer tunnel in Cologne, Germany

Below the ‘Spanische Bau’ in Cologne there are the remains of the former Roman Praetorium. Right next to this there is also the entrance to a Roman sewer which is still accessible. More…

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Roman Empire

Roman Tower in Cologne

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

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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Coat of Arms Sculptures

Bavarian Lion in Lindau

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

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

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

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

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…