Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Manhole cover II in Naumburg

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)

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)

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)

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.

Manhole cover I in 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.

Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale)

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)

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.

St. Wenceslaus Church in Naumburg (Saale)

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.

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale)

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).

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

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.