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Moravian Star in Quedlinburg

Moravian star in Quedlinburg, Germany

On my walk through Quedlinburg, I came across this Moravian Star. Generally, it is an Advent decoration popular in Germany and in other places where there are Moravian congregations. The German name Herrnhuter Stern refers to the city of Herrnhut where the stars were first commercially produced.

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Castles

Blankenburg Castle in Blankenburg (Harz)

Blankenburg Castle in Blankenburg (Harz), Germany

Blankenburg Castle (Schloss Blankenburg) is settled on a limestone high over the town of Blankenburg in Saxony-Anhalt. Frederica of Hanover, mother of Queen Sofía of Spain, was born here in 1917.

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Castles in Saxony-Anhalt

Blankenburg Castle in Blankenburg (Harz), Germany

Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) is one of 16 states (Länder) of Germany.