Cruise vessel ‘Fröhliche Dörte’ (1888)

Cruise vessel 'Fröhliche Dörte' (1888) on the river Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

This cruise vessel named ‘MS Fröhliche Dörte’ was built in 1888. Today it is run by the Saale-Unstrut Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH and drives up and down the river Unstrut between Freyburg and Naumburg.


Handrail at the cathedral of Naumburg (Saale)

Detail of a handrail in the Naumburg Cathedral in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

Inside the Naumburg Cathedral (13th century) in Naumburg (Saale) there are fascinating as well as fun details to see at some handrails. The handrails are decorated with persons, animals and mythical creatures. Some of them made me think the way to heaven is probably arduous.


Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale)

Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This monument to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is located at a square named Holzmarkt (Timber market) in Naumburg (Saale). After the death of his father in 1849, Friedrich Nietzsche lived in this city from 1850 to 1856. His former home is now a museum dedicted to his life and work.

Coat of Arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover I in Naumburg (Saale)

Manhole cover with the city arms of Naumburg (Saale)

This manhole cover in Naumburg (Saale) displays the city arms. Interesting detail: Since 1993 the sword lays over the key. This manhole cover shows the older coat of arms with the key positioned over the sword.

City Halls Renaissance

City hall of Naumburg (Saale)

City hall of Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The Renaissance city hall of Naumburg (Saale) was built in the years 1517 – 1528.

Museums Pharmacies

Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale)

Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The pharmacy museum (Apothekenmuseum) is located In the rooms of the Lion Pharmacy (Löwenapotheke). Some of the exhibits are dating back to 1820. The collection also shows a lot of equipment which was used in pharmacies up to the time in the GDR (DDR).


17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale)

17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale)

Detail of a door leaf dating back to 1680, seen at the Kaisersches Haus, a 16th-century building located at the market place of Naumburg (Saale). Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Kaiser Karl V.) stayed here in 1547.

Churches Towers

St. Wenceslaus Church in Naumburg (Saale)

St. Wenceslaus Church (Wenzelkirche) in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The church of St. Wenceslaus (Stadtpfarrkirche St. Wenzel) was built in 15th century. Inside it is famous for paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a Baroque organ named Hildebrand Orgel. The viewing platform at the tower of the church (Wenzelsturm) is a great place for taking pictures of the city.

Pharmacies Signs

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale)

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This relief displaying a laurel tree and two men is fixed at a 16th-century building with the address Herrenstraße 2 in Naumburg (Saale). The building houses a pharmacy named Lorbeerbaum Apotheke (Laurel Tree Pharmacy).

Shops Signs

Shop sign of a brush-maker in Naumburg (Saale)

Shop sign of a brush-maker in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This shop sign at the Bürstenmacherei Steinbrück in Naumburg (Saale) shows in a fine way the main products of a German Bürstenbinder (brush-maker). Inside the shop you can not only buy brushes manufactured in a traditional way but also learn details about this tradition.


Snail shells in a shop in Naumburg (Saale)

Snail shells in a shop in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This window in Naumburg (Saale) shows works created by an artist. I was impressed by this compilation of snail shells which made me think I’m looking at a showcase in a museum of natural history.


St. Aegidius’ Chapel in Naumburg (Saale)

St. Aegidius' Chapel in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The St. Aegidius’ Chapel (Ägidienkapelle) was part of the medieval cathedral curia. Today is this 13th century chapel part of the southern route of the Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik) in Saxony-Anhalt.