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Coat of arms

Commandantenhus in Stralsund

Coat of arms on the Commandantenhus in Stralsund

The Commandantenhus was built as the administrative seat of the Swedish garrison commander in the years 1748-1751. Together with other historical buildings, it adorns the Alte Markt (Old Market Square) of Stralsund. A striking allusion to its former function is the large coat of arms in its gable field. [German]

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Castles World Heritage Sites

Kamerlengo Fortress in Trogir

Kamerlengo Fortress in Trogir, Croatia

The fortress of Kamerlengo (Tvrđava Kamerlengo) was built by the Venetians in the 15th century as an extension of existing structures. The old town of Trogir has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. [German]

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Churches

Church of Sveti Nikola in Nin

Church of Sveti Nikola in Nin, Croatia

The church of Sveti Nikola was built in the 11th century. During the Ottoman Wars the dome of the church has been converted into a crenelated tower. Situated on top of a small hill this church offers a remarkable view for visitors of Nin. [German]

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Roman Empire

Roman forum in Zadar

Roman forum in Zadar, Croatia

During Roman period Zadar was known as lader or colonia iulia lader. The remnants of the Roman forum are near the Archaeological Museum of Zadar, where one can see a collection of ancient Roman pieces. [German]

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Churches

Frauenkirche in Munich

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

The Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), also known as Münchner Dom, is the largest church in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. I took this view after climbing up the tower of another church called St. Peter. [German]

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Tramways

Vintage tramcar in Nuremberg

Vintage tramcar in Nuremberg, Germany

A tramcar of the series 700/800 dating back to 1925 seen in Nuremberg (Nürnberg).

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Castles

Piber Castle in Köflach

Piber Castle in Köflach, Austria

Piber Castle (Schloss Piber) is a palace in the Austrian state of Styria. It is located next to the Federal Stud Piber which is known for breeding the famous Lipizzan stallions who are performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. [German]

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Roman Empire

Roman street in Szombathely

Roman street in Savaria (Szombathely)

In the archaeological zone of the Hungarian town of Szombathely, there are remains of the ancient street paving. In Roman times the place was called Colonia Claudia Savaria. A remarkable sight is the Iseum Savariense. This is a reconstruction of a Roman temple. [German]

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Churches Sculptures

Sepulchral chapel in Karlsruhe

Gargoyle at a chapel in Karlsruhe, Germany

This gargoyle seen at the sepulchral chapel of the Grand Duke of Baden (Großherzogliche Grabkapelle) reminded me of a scene of the movie ‘Alien’.

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Castles

Bratislava Castle in Bratislava

Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, Slovakia

On a sunny spring day I took this photo of Bratislava Castle (Bratislavský hrad) on board of a hydrofoil craft cruising the Danube river. There are several companies passing the castle by boat. For the short distance between Vienna – Bratislava there is also a very modern boat, the Twin City Liner, available.

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Churches

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel, Slovenia

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel (Italian: San Daniele del Carso) was built in the 15th century as the burial vault of the Counts of Cobenzl. I especially like the church for the shape of its steeple. Štanjel also offers a beautiful garden named Ferrari Garden (Ferrarijev vrt).

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Animals Horses

Lipizzaner in Lipica

Lipizzan horses in Lipica, Slovenia

At the Lipica stud farm, I watched a couple of Lipizzaner dashing around in the wild. Actually, the name of the horse breed originates from this Slovenian stud located near the border to Italy.