Manhole cover in Rostock

Manhole cover in Rostock, Germany

The manhole covers in Rostock display the city arms. The coat of arms dating back to 1367 depicts a golden griffin of a blue field (representing the former princes of Rostock) with bars of silver and red (the colours of the Hanseatic League). As a member of the Hanseatic League the city is named Hansestadt Rostock. [German]

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‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’ in Erfurt

Sculptures 'The program with the mouse' in Erfurt, Germany

These sculptures in Erfurt show two protagonists from the children’s show ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus‘ (The Show with the Mouse). Since 1971, this German TV series has been explaining complex facts in easy-to-understand terms. For entertaining the children, informative stories alternate with humourous clips. [German]

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Monument to Eberhard I in Stuttgart

Monument to Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

Eberhard I (1445-1496) is considered the first Duke of Württemberg. In numerous publications, he is also referred to as Eberhard im Bart (Eberhard the Bearded). This equestrian statue made of bronze stands in the courtyard of the Altes Schloss (Old Palace) in Stuttgart. Today, the castle serves as the location of the Landesmuseum Württemberg. [German]

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Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia

Garden of Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia, Germany

The excursion along the Ilm Valley Cycle Path (Ilmtal-Radweg) takes us to the garden of Kromsdorf Palace. At first, the Renaissance palace looks like many others. But his park is special. 64 stone busts adorn the garden wall. The exact assignment of the busts is controversial, which even increases the appeal of a walk. [German]

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