It was a cold day when I took this photo of a frozen fountain on the grounds of the Würzburg Residence (Würzburger Residenz). The Baroque palace saw its completion in 1744. Today, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bauhaus movement not only experimented with light and colours. It also tested new materials. Can we build a house made of steel? Georg Muche and Richard Paulick made a steel house in Dessau-Roßlau a reality. [German]
The Historic Cemetery (Historische Friedhof) is part of the World Heritage Site titled Classical Weimar. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe rests here in the Ducal Vault (Fürstengruft). [German]
The Zeche Zollverein (Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex) is a former industrial site in the German city of Essen. Today, it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
This Renaissance portal, dating back to 1568, can be found at Jacobiturmstraße 32 in the German city of Stralsund. The three terracotta panels are considered to have been created by sculptor Statius von Düren.
Reichenau Abbey was founded in 724 by Saint Pirmin. Later the abbey became famous for the Reichenauer Malschule. This term comprises lavishly illuminated manuscripts created during the late 10th and early 11th centuries.
The Upper Harz Water Regale (Oberharzer Wasserregal) is a system of dams, reservoirs and ditches built from the 16th to 19th centuries to divert and store the water that drove the water wheels of the mines in the Upper Harz region. [German]
The Hezilo Chandelier in the Hildesheim Cathedral is a medieval circle-candlestick which measures stunning 6 metres in diameter. Its name origins from Bishop Hezilo of Hildesheim, who commissioned the chandelier in the 11th century.
I started my walk through the Croatian Zadar at the Porta Terraferma. The gate was created in 1543 based on a design by Michele Sanmicheli. At that time, it served to defend the Venetian port city. [German]
The Roman House in Weimar stands high above the Ilmpark and offers a beautiful view of the countryside from its windows. Grand Duke Karl August once enjoyed this view. Today, a museum inside tells about the history of the park. [German]
Together with the Štěpnický Pond, the Ulický Pond surrounds the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Telč. During my walk, the steeples of the churches Kostel svatého Jakuba Staršího and Kostel Jména Ježíš reflected in its water. [German]
The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm is a landscape park in and around Dessau-Roßlau. Another common name is the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Roßlau. The park dates back to the Age of Enlightenment. Since 2000, it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [German]