Schwerin is the capital city (LANDESHAUPTSTADT) of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The manhole covers in Schwerin show the city arms in the version of 1991. The depicted knight represents Henry the Lion (Heinrich der Löwe). The conspicuous flag in his hand is a gonfalon. [German]
The Saalburg is a reconstructed Roman fort in Hesse. Inside its walls, a museum tells about the life of the soldiers along the border. The castellum was a part of the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes. Today the remains of the Limes are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The quotes on the house walls of Weimar are a challenge for attentive walks. They inspire not only to look at gable ends but also to reflect. This quote from Jules Renard made me pensive: “If you know life, please give me its address” (Wenn Sie das Leben kennen, geben Sie mir doch bitte seine Anschrift). What exactly makes us think we know life? [German]
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.
On my urban walk through Naumburg (Saale), a monument with two sculptures attracts me. A young girl stands in front of an old man with a huge moustache. The man obviously represents Friedrich Nietzsche. [German]
The Goethe garden house is a building in the Ilmpark of Weimar. It was Goethe’s home and workplace until he moved to the Frauenplan in June 1782. Here he wrote the famous ballad of the Erlkönig and the poem To the Moon. [German]
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. [German]
The Nerobergbahn was built in 1888 as a funicular railway driven by water counterbalancing and is still operated with this technology. It connects the Nerotal Valley with the Neroberg Hill, a lookout high over Wiesbaden. [German]