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Facades

Fascinating storefront in Munich

Fascinating storefront in Munich, Germany

On my way to the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection I came across this fascinating storefront of a Munich hotel.

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Urban Walks

A gondolier in Nuremberg

Gondola at the Pegnitz in Nuremberg, Germany

While my visit at Nuremberg I was told there is one man with a licence for a gondola. After some hours watching the river in the middle of the city I was able to catch him on a photo. The building in the background is named ‘Heilig-Geist-Spital‘. During medieval times it used to be a home for old and sick people.

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Tramways

Vintage tramcar in Nuremberg

Vintage tramcar in Nuremberg, Germany

A tramcar of the series 700/800 dating back to 1925 seen in Nuremberg (Nürnberg).

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Railway Stations Towers

View from Nuremberg central station

Railway station of Nuremberg, Germany

My first view of Nuremberg after leaving the train and standing in the hall of Nuremberg central station: A tower called Frauentorturm dating back to 14th century. The tower is placed near the Handwerkerhof, a court full of shops selling traditional products and craftsmanship.

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Architecture Renaissance

Armoury in Nuremberg

Armoury of Nuremberg, Germany

The former armoury (Zeughaus) of Nuremberg built in the years 1588/89 by Hans Dietmayer. After its demolition during World War II it got reconstructed in 1954/55. [German]

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Palaces

New Residence in Bamberg

New Residence in Bamberg, Germany

The New Residence (Neue Residenz) of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops has over 40 staterooms featuring stucco-work ceilings. The furniture and the tapestries origins from the 17th and 18th centuries.The rose garden of the residence offers a fine view of Michelsberg Abbey.

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Coat of arms Monuments

Bavarian lion in Lindau

Bavarian lion in Lindau, Germany

The Bavarian lion seen at the port entrance of Lindau. It is placed next to the lighthouse of Lindau. The Bavarian lion is mentioned several times in the Bavarian coat of arms, for example the shield is hold by two lions.

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Lighthouses

The lighthouse of Lindau

Lighthouse of Lindau, Germany

The lighthouse was built in 1856 and is situated at the port of Lindau. Opposite the lighthouse one can see a sculpture showing the Bavarian lion. This historic centre of Lindau is actually an island but can be reached by car as well as train.

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Signs

Pretty long compound word in Passau

Sign 'Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft' in Passau, Germany

German language is known for its pretty long compound words. Have a look at this sign seen in Passau, Germany. Yes, the word is real!

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Castles Directories

Castles in Bavaria

Frozen fountain at Residenz Würzburg, Germany

Bavaria (Bayern) is one of 16 states (Länder) of Germany.