The Old Synagogue in Erfurt is considered the oldest synagogue in Central Europe that has been preserved up to its roof. Some parts of it date back to the 11th century. Its cellar houses the famous Erfurt Treasure found near the synagogue.
Beware of the dashing garçon! I saw this – probably unofficial – traffic sign in Hallstatt next to the famous Hallstatt Lake. It makes people aware of waitstaff crossing the street. A local restaurant and its open-air seating area occupy different sides of the lane.
The Mendelssohn House (Mendelssohn-Haus) in Leipzig is a late Classicist building where composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy spent his last years. Today, it houses a museum about his life and his work. [German]
The Getreidegasse is the most famous lane of Salzburg. The alley is known for a plethora of wrought iron guild signs, worth a look. Even an American fast-food chain uses a classic house sign above its entrance. [German]
The Mägdebrunnen (Maidservants Fountain) in Stralsund is a work by the sculptor Günter Kaden. You find the fountain in the Fährstraße, a lane in the inner city of Stralsund. [German]
“Trara, die Post ist da!” This line of a German children’s song came to my mind when I saw this inn sign at the “Alte Post” in Dornbirn. The sign showed a postilion. The depiction probably referred to an earlier use of the building as a coaching inn.
Promenaders reach Villa Haar via a long outside staircase that connects the building with the Ilmpark. Trees provide shade during the ascent, revealing a neo-Renaissance style villa. The stairwell surprises with romantic wall paintings. [German]
The Gothic town hall in Stralsund dates back to the 13th century. You find this iconic piece of architecture on the Old Market Square. It is considered one of the most important secular buildings of northern German Brick Gothic architecture.
This pic portrays a sundial in Kufstein, a city in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It saw its completion in 1733, followed by renovations in 1881 and 1990. I am surprised that this sundial in the Austrian mountains depicts a big sailing ship in the background. [German]
You find this house sign on a Renaissance building in Erfurt, generally known as the Haus zum Stockfisch (House to the Stockfish). Today, the building hosts the municipal museum of Erfurt. [German]
Althofen is considered one of the oldest still inhabited mountain settlements in Austria. Besides that, there are still remains from the former town fortification. For example, the Annenturm. This tower saw its completion in 1307.
On my urban walk through Naumburg (Saale), I loved to look at all the different gable dormers. The city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt offered a lot of them. For example, I saw these bonneted dormers at the Renaissance city hall.