Easter fountain in Wolfegg

Osterbrunnen (Easter well) in Wolfegg, Germany Decorated Easter fountains (Osterbrunnen) are a German tradition dating back to early 20th century. The first Easter fountains were seen in Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz). In the meantime more and more Easter fountains can be found in other parts of Germany. What about your region?

Water tower in Mannheim

Water tower in Mannheim, Germany

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]

Ulm Minster in Ulm

Ulm minster on a foggy day

Though Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster) is built in Gothic style it wasn’t finished before 1890. With its steeple measuring 161.5 metres it is the tallest church in the world. Visitors are allowed to climb up to a height of 143 m.