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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.

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Roman Empire

Roman fort Biriciana

Roman fort Biriciana in Weißenburg, Germany

Reconstruction of an ancient gate on the grounds of the former Roman fort Biriciana in the Bavarian city of Weißenburg. The fort was the garrison of the Ala I Hispanorum Auriana.

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City Walls

City walls of Passau

City walls of Passau, Germany

The city walls of Passau are still to see in some parts. This part is located near a street named Sterkgäßchen in the Innstadt. The Innstadt is a quarter of Passau, situated between the Inn river and the Austrian border.

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Murals

Wall painting at the Hofgarten in Munich

Mural at the Hofgarten in Munich, Germany

This is one example of several wall paintings I saw in the arcades of the Munich Court Garden (Münchner Hofgarten). The paintings display episodes in the history of the House of Wittelsbach. I was especially impressed by the fact that these paintings are displayed in public. They are protected against wind and weather only by the arcades.

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Abbeys

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg, Germany

Photo of Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg taken from the grounds of the New Residence (Neue Residenz).

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Museums Roman Empire

Model of the ancient forum in Kempten

Model of Roman forum in Kempten, Germany

A model of the ancient forum on the grounds of the former Roman place Cambodunum in Bavaria. It is part of the Archäologiepark Cambodunum (APC) where one can visit reconstructed temples of the former Roman settlement.

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City Halls

Old town hall of Bamberg

Old city hall of Bamberg, Germany

The old town hall (Altes Rathaus) of Bamberg was first mentioned in 1387. It is famous for its location on an artificial island in the Regnitz River and for the façade created by Johann Anwander. Today it houses a collection of Meissen porcelain and Strassbourg faience, generally known as Ludwig Collection Bamberg (Sammlung Ludwig Bamberg).

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Fountains Palaces World Heritage Sites

Würzburg Residence

Frozen fountain at Residenz Würzburg, Germany

It was really a cold day when I took this photo of a frozen fountain on the grounds of the Würzburg Residence (Würzburger Residenz). The Baroque palace which was completed in 1744 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Füssen

Manhole cover in Füssen, Germany

On the manhole covers in Füssen you can see the local city arms. Even though the name of the town origins from a latin word (fauces) the coat of arms refers to the later interpretation of the word Füssen which sounds like the German term Füße. Especially in Bavarian areas, this term is used for legs.

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Sundials

Nassauer Haus in Nuremberg

Sundial on the Nassauer Haus in Nuremberg

The Nassauer Haus is a medieval residential tower in the centre of Nuremberg. The name is misleading. The tower has nothing to do with the aristocratic dynasty House of Nassau. After a previous owner, the building is also known under the name Schlüsselfeldersches Stiftungshaus.

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Monuments

Hall of Liberation in Kelheim

Hall of Liberation at Kelheim, Germany

The Hall of Liberation (Befreiungshalle) is a Neoclassical monument on Michelsberg hill near the town of Kelheim. It was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in the German Campaign of 1813 (Befreiungskriege).

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Castles Museums

Tucher Mansion in Nuremberg

Tucherschloss in Nuremberg, Germany

The Tucher Mansion (Tucherschloss) was completed in 1544 and served as summer residence for the Tucher family, a patrician family in Nuremberg. The museum inside shows how such a patrician family lived in those times. I was especially impressed by the furniture displayed in the rooms of the mansion.