More than thirty nativity scenes can be visited in the city of Bamberg. These are spread over the entire town and invite you to an exciting exploration of cribs as well as the places of Bamberg. The range extends from historical to modern models. [German]
The Baroque church attached to Olimje Castle was built between 1665 and 1675. At the side chapel I discovered a statue dedicted to Saint Anthony the Great. One attribute of this saint is the pig, which can be seen lying at his feet.
In the beginning the later cathedral of Halle was a church built by the Dominican. Traditionally churches of a mendicant order don’t have a tower. The lovely gables were added by Cardinal Albert of Brandenburg. Today it is just a church again but people of Halle still call the edifice a Dom (cathedral).
The chapel of Querfurt Castle was built in the second half of 12th century. It is located in the middle of the castle. Inside the chapel is decorated in a Baroque style. The tower behind the chapel is named Marterturm (Tower of Torture).
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.
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.
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.
St. Nicholas’ Church (Nikolaikirche) is the oldest of the three major parish churches in Stralsund. It was dedicated in 1279 to St. Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors. Inside the astronomical clock dating back to 14th century is worth a visit.
View of St. Nicholas’ Church (Nikolaikirche) taken while crusing the Strela Sound with a snug sailing boat. A speciality of this church are the different roofs of the towers. Only the southern tower is covered with a Baroque roof, the other tower has a nearly flat one.