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.

World Heritage Sites

Saale-Unstrut valley for World Heritage Site

Poster for nomination of Saale-Unstrut valley as UNESCO World Heritage Site

A poster promoting the nomination of the Saale-Unstrut valley for UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several posters displaying local personalities as well as examples of the cultural gems in this region. At the depicted poster found in Naumburg (Saale) you can see Reglindis, one of twelve donator portraits inside Naumburg Cathedral.


Cathedral Garden in Naumburg (Saale)

Garden of the Naumburg Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The historical garden of Naumburg Cathedral is part of the network Gartenträume (Gardendreams) which comprises 40+ significant parks and gardens of Saxony-Anhalt. Among others it shows those plants which served the Naumburg Master around 1250 as model for the artful sculptures in the west choir of the cathedral.


Mural on an electrical substation in Naumburg (Saale)

Mural on an electrical substation in Naumburg (Saale), GermanyThis mural on an electrical substation of the TWN in Naumburg (Saale) shows a large substation, some vineyards and the famous cathedral of Naumburg.


Nietzsche-Haus in Naumburg (Saale)

Nietzsche-Haus in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The Nietzsche House has been open to the public since 1994. A permanent exhibition is devoted to the life and work of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The Nietzsche Documentation Center, also housed here, is concerned with researching the reception of Nietzsche’s works.


Tramcar ‘Gothawagen’ T57 in Naumburg (Saale)

Tramcar 'Gothawagen' T57 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The German name ‘Gothawagen’ refers to the Gothaer Waggonfabrik in Gotha, where the first tramcar of this class was built in 1957 (T57). The depicted tramcar was built in 1960 and is still operating for the Naumburg Tramway.


Tramcar Class 70/1 (1973) in Naumburg (Saale)

Tramcar Class 70/1 dating back to 1973 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This tramcar still operated by the Naumburg Tramway was built in 1973. Even though this tramcar numbered N° 51 is of the same class as tramcar N° 50 it looks more lively. Fascinating how much difference some red paint can make.


Tramcar Class 70/1 (1971) in Naumburg (Saale)

Tramcar Class 70/1 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This tramcar of the class 70/1 was built in 1971 and is still used by the Naumburg Tramway (Naumburger Straßenbahn) in Naumburg (Saale). The Naumburg Tramway is considered one of the smallest tramways in Europe and the smallest urban tramway in Germany.

City Walls Gothic

Barbican of the Marientor in Naumburg (Saale)

Inside the barbican of a gate named Marientor in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

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.