Gothic town hall in Stralsund

The Gothic town hall in Stralsund dates back to 13th century. You find the landmark of the city on the Old Market Square. It is considered one of the most important secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic architecture.

Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen

Really not the best photo taken through the windows of my bus, but what would be a visit to the city of Schaffhausen without taking a pic of its signature landmark? Munot was built as circular fortress in 16th century and serves as venue for events organized by the Munotverein now.

Clock tower of Graz

The landmark of Graz is a clock tower, generally known as the Uhrturm. It is placed on top of a rock in the middle of the city so one can see it from many places. Near the tower, there is a station for a special elevator. The shaft is located in the rock and links…

Lindworm fountain in Klagenfurt

The lindworm fountain (Lindwurmbrunnen) placed at the Neue Platz is the landmark of the Carinthian capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The sculpture was created in 16th century and refers to the foundation legend of the city. [German]

Golden Roof in Innsbruck

The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) is a building with a late Gothic oriel located in the old town part of Innsbruck. The name refers to the fact that the roof is made of fire-gilded copper tiles. [German]

Water tower in Mannheim

The water tower at the Friedrich Square (Friedrichsplatz) in Mannheim is the landmark of the city. It was built in the years 1886-1889 according to the plans of Gustav Halmhuber. Mannheim is also known as ‘The City of Squares’ (Quadratestadt), as its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern. [German]