This house sign is placed at a Renaissance building in Erfurt, generally known as the Haus zum Stockfisch (House to the Stockfish). Present-day this edifice houses the municipal museum of Erfurt. [German]
These sculptures on the river Gera in Erfurt represent Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd. Both were stars in a German children’s comedy television series. Käpt’n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) also appeard in the educational children’s television series Die Sendung mit der Maus.
This pigeon is member of a breed living within the walls of Wartburg Castle in Eisenach. According to legend this breed was part of the dowry, Elisabeth of Hungary brought to the castle after her wedding with Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia.
View of Friedenstein Castle (Schloss Friedenstein) taken from the staircase of the Ducal Museum of Gotha. The early Baroque palace was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It is notable for hosting the Ekhof-Theater, which is still featuring the original Baroque machinery for changing the scenery. [German]
This manhole cover in Gotha shows the coat of arms of the German state of Thuringia and mentions the Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, a foundation promoting the castles and gardens of Thuringia.
The first railway station building of Erfurt was in operation from 1846 – 1890. Today the tower is still in use as public clock but the main building hosts offices of the German Railways now.
These sculptures refer to a highly acclaimed children’s series on German television named ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus‘ (‘The program with the mouse’). In these series the mouse talked in a very fun way about topics such as ‘How to make electricity from lemons, enough to light a light bulb’.
‘Please take a seat but be careful don’t fall asleep!’ This sculpture named Little Sandman (Sandmännchen) refers to a German children’s bedtime television programme using stop motion animation. It happens to be that both parts of Germany, East and West, had broadcasted such a series with slightly different figures.