Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale)

Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This monument to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is located at a square named Holzmarkt (Timber market) in Naumburg (Saale). After the death of his father in 1849 Friedrich Nietzsche lived in this city from 1850 to 1856. His former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.

Manhole Covers

Manhole cover II in Naumburg

Manhole cover displaying the cathedral of Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This manhole cover displays the cathedral of Naumburg (Saale). The German full name is Naumburger Dom St. Peter und St. Paul. The cathedral dates back to 13th century and is part of the tourist route Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik) in Saxony-Anhalt.


Cruise vessel ‘Fröhliche Dörte’ (1888)

Cruise vessel 'Fröhliche Dörte' (1888) on the river Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyCruise vessel 'Fröhliche Dörte' (1888) on the river Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

A steamboat from 1888 brings us along the Unstrut river from Freyburg to Naumburg. The cruise leads partly through a landscape conservation area. A few months later, I learn that these rides are no longer available. What a pity!


Handrail at the cathedral of Naumburg (Saale)

Detail of a handrail in the Naumburg Cathedral in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

Inside the Naumburg Cathedral (13th century) in Naumburg (Saale) there are fascinating as well as fun details to see at some handrails. The handrails are decorated with persons, animals and mythical creatures. Some of them made me think the way to heaven is probably arduous.


Sculpture of Uta of Naumburg in Naumburg (Saale)

Uta of Naumburg at Naumburg Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

This sculpture is one of twelve donor portraits located in the west choir of Naumburg Cathedral. Due to the beauty of the depicted lady, it is the most famous one of the twelve. The name of the lady was Uta von Ballenstedt, but in general, people just call the sculpture Uta of Naumburg.

Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover I in Naumburg (Saale)

Manhole cover with the city arms of Naumburg (Saale)

This manhole cover in Naumburg (Saale) displays the city arms. Interesting detail: Since 1993 the sword lays over the key. This manhole cover shows the older coat of arms with the key positioned over the sword.

City Halls

City hall of Naumburg (Saale)

City hall of Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The Renaissance city hall of Naumburg (Saale) was built in the years 1517 – 1528.

Museums Pharmacies

Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale)

Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The pharmacy museum (Apothekenmuseum) is located in the rooms of the Lion Pharmacy (Löwenapotheke). Some of the exhibits are dating back to 1820. The collection also shows a lot of equipment which was used in pharmacies up to the time in the GDR (DDR).


17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale)

17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

Detail of a door leaf dating back to 1680, seen at the Kaisersches Haus, a 16th-century building located at the market place of Naumburg (Saale). Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Kaiser Karl V.) stayed here in 1547.

Churches Towers

St. Wenceslaus Church in Naumburg (Saale)

St. Wenceslaus Church (Wenzelkirche) in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The church of St. Wenceslaus (Stadtpfarrkirche St. Wenzel) was built in the 15th century. Inside it is famous for paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a Baroque organ named Hildebrand Orgel. The viewing platform on top of the tower (Wenzelsturm) is a great place for taking pictures of the town.

Pharmacies Signs

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale)

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This relief displaying a laurel tree and two men is fixed on a 16th-century building with the address Herrenstraße 2 in Naumburg (Saale). The edifice accommodates a pharmacy named Lorbeerbaum Apotheke (Laurel Tree Pharmacy).

Shops Signs

Shop sign of a brush-maker in Naumburg (Saale)

Shop sign of a brush-maker in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This shop sign at the Bürstenmacherei Steinbrück in Naumburg (Saale) shows in a fine way the main products of a German Bürstenbinder (brush-maker). Inside the shop, you can not only buy brushes manufactured in a traditional way but also learn details about this tradition.