Sundial at the Stallhof in Dresden

Sundial at the Stallhof in Dresden, Germany

This sundial is located at the Stallhof, which is part of the residential castle (Dresdner Residenzschloss) and used to be a tilt yard in earlier times.


Van de Velde and beer in Weimar

Van-de-Velde-Edition of Ehringsdorfer Urbräu

In 2013 the German states of Saxony and Thuringia are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the architect and designer Henry van de Velde. For this reason, exhibitions take place in cities like Weimar, Jena, Erfurt, Gera, Apolda, Bürgel, and Chemnitz.


Fireless steam locomotive in Chemnitz

Fireless steam locomotive in Chemnitz, Germany

At the Saxon Museum of Industry I came across this fireless steam locomotive. This kind of locomotives was used in industrial facilities where no open fire was allowed. More…


Vintage postbox in Frohnau

Blue postbox at a building in Frohnau

A postbox seen in Frohnau, a part of the municipality of Annaberg-Buchholz. By the way, a very interesting site in Frohnau worth a visit is an old hammer mill named Frohnauer Hammer showing the hammer technology of 17th century. More…

Coat of Arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Leipzig

Manhole cover in Leipzig, Germany

The manhole covers of Leipzig show the city arms. Similar to the city arms of Dresden they are a combination of the Meissen Lion and the Landsberg Pales. The depiction looks pretty beautiful as it displays not only the coat of arms but also the complete heraldic achievement.


Grassi Museum in Leipzig

Grassi Museum in Leipzig, Germany

At the Grassi Museum in Leipzig I learned a lot about the different peoples of India. The museum complex consists of a Applied Arts Museum, an Ethnography Museum and a Musical Instruments Museum. More…