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Contemporary soffit at the reconstructed Butcher's Guildhall in Hildesheim, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Dance Of Death, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Famous Buildings, Bavaria, Contemporary Paintings, World War Ii

Contemporary soffit at Butcher's Guildhall in Hildesheim

The most famous building at the market place of Hildesheim is probably the guildhall of the butchers (Knochenhaueramtshaus). It was destroyed in March 1945 and has been completely restored after 1986. I was surprised to see that some of the old soffits got contemporary paintings obviously influenced by the cruelty of World War II. Today…

Shoe lasts produced in a world heritage site, the Fagus factory in Alfeld. Lower Saxony, Shoe Last, World Heritage Sites, Modern Architecture, Germany, Design, Modernism, Deutsch, Design Comics

Fagus Factory in Alfeld

The Fagus factory is a very special world heritage site because the factory is still in operation. The buildings house a production for shoe lasts as well as a museum about the history of the company and shoes in general. The architecture is considered as an example of early modern architecture and was designed by…

A very special way to learn more about the history of Goslar: This pewter figure museum (Zinnfigurenmuseum) offers guided tours along the numerous showcases telling about the history of the city. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Tour Guide, San Francisco Skyline, Pewter, Travel Destinations

Pewter figure museum in Goslar

A very special way to learn more about the history of Goslar: This pewter figure museum (Zinnfigurenmuseum) offers guided tours along the numerous showcases telling about the history of the city. Historisches Zinnfigurenmuseum Goslar (Website)

Modern crucifix at century church in Quedlinburg, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, 11th Century, Crucifix, Germany, Country, Modern

Crucifix at Collegiate Church in Quedlinburg

In 2006 there was a need for a new crucifix inside the St. Servatius Collegiate Church of Quedlinburg Abbey. An artist from Halle, Mr. Thomas Leu, was chosen to create this crucifix made of aluminium. I like this work for several reasons. The structure reminds of a cross as well as of the body of Jesus Christ. The…

century Romanesque chandelier in Hildesheim, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Wheel Chandelier, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, 11th Century, Romanesque, Islamic, Cathedral

Hezilo chandelier in Hildesheim

Amazing piece of art, isn’t it? The 11th century Romanesque wheel chandelier is composed of a circular hoop which is 6 metres in diameter. It is placed in the Hildesheim Cathedral and was named after Bishop Hezilo of Hildesheim. Hildesheim Cathedral (Website) Hezilo Chandelier (Wikipedia)

On my photo walk through Hildesheim I came across this replica of a Bhairava statue next to the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum. The replica was created for an exhibition about Indonesian art and culture in the year Bhairava (Wikipedia) Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, Indonesian Art, North Rhine Westphalia, Photo Walk, Travel Destinations, Castle, Germany

Bhairava statue in Hildesheim

On my photo walk through Hildesheim I came across this replica of a Bhairava statue next to the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum. The replica was created for an exhibition about Indonesian art and culture in the year 1995. Bhairava (Wikipedia)

On my way from the centre of Goslar to the Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz) I came across this double-crooked building in the middle of a row of half-timbered houses. Lower Saxony, Imperial Palace, Us Travel, Joseph, Buildings, Places To Visit, Germany, Villa, Cabin

Double-crooked building in Goslar

On my way from the centre of Goslar to the Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz) I came across this double-crooked building in the middle of a row of half-timbered houses. I guess, it wouldn’t be that easy to buy furniture for this home?

Upper Harz Water Regale, a UNESCO world heritage site in Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Water Management, Bavaria, Heritage Site, Travel Destinations, Waterfall

Upper Harz Water Regale in Germany

The Upper Harz Water Regale (Oberharzer Wasserregal) is a system of dams, reservoirs and ditches, built from the 16th to 19th centuries to divert and store the water that drove the water wheels of the mines in the Upper Harz region. In 2010 the Upper Harz Water Regale was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site affiliated with the…

In the year 1254 a hospital for people in need, invalids and orphans, but also for pilgrims has been erected in Goslar. Today the building, which is generally known by its German name ‘Große Heilige Kreuz’, still houses flats for … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, German Village, Lower Saxony, Medieval Houses, North Rhine Westphalia, Minecraft Designs, Germany Travel, Old Houses

Medieval hospital in Goslar

In the year 1254 a hospital for people in need, invalids and orphans, but also for pilgrims has been erected in Goslar. Today the building, which is generally known by its German name ‘Große Heilige Kreuz’, still houses flats for retired people. In another part of the former hospital you can visit a couple of craftspeople…

Roeder Gallery at Rammelsberg Mine, Germany Underground Tour, Lower Saxony, Germany, Gallery, Painting, Photo Illustration, Painting Art, Deutsch, Paintings

Roeder Gallery at Rammelsberg Mine

There are several underground tours exploring the Rammelsberg Mine. I took the shortest one which goes through the Roeder Gallery. On this tour you follow the route of the water, channelled into the mine to set big water wheels in motion. Following this route helps to understand how clever the miners used the power of water for driving their tools.…

The Fagus Factory, a world heritage site in Alfeld, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, World Heritage Sites, Modern Architecture, Travel Destinations, Castle, Germany

Fagus Factory in Alfeld

The Fagus factory is a very special world heritage site because the factory is still in operation. The buildings house a production for shoe lasts as well as a museum about the history of the company and shoes in general. The architecture is considered as an example of early modern architecture and was designed by…

In the past fabrics were measured in ells (Ellen). In order to have a uniform standard for the whole market such ells were displayed at central places in the city. The Elle of Hildesheim is shown at the city hall. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Ell, Bavaria, Germany, City, Brandenburg

Ell at the city hall of Hildesheim

In the past fabrics were measured in ells (Ellen). In order to have a uniform standard for the whole market such ells were displayed at central places in the city. The Elle of Hildesheim is shown at the city hall. Ell (Wikipeda)

The Rose of Hildesheim grows on a wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral, which has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since The rose bush, a Rosa canina or wild dog rose, is believed to be the oldest living … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, A Thousand Years, Rose Bush, Wild Dogs, Source Of Inspiration, World Heritage Sites

Thousand-year rose of Hildesheim

The Rose of Hildesheim grows on a wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral, which has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1985. The rose bush, a Rosa canina or wild dog rose, is believed to be the oldest living rose in the world. Of course there is a debate about the real age of…

The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim is mostly dedicated to Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Peruvian art. It also offers a big collection of Chinese porcelain and some stuff in Natural History. Ancient Peruvian, Peruvian Art, Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Natural History, Travel Destinations

Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim

The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim is mostly dedicated to Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Peruvian art. It also offers a big collection of Chinese porcelain and some stuff in Natural History. Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum (Website)

Monument to a huckup in Hildesheim, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Dark Side, Travel Destinations, Castle, Germany

Monument to a Huckup in Hildesheim

This monument dedicated to a legendary figure named Huckup was created by Carl Röder in 1905. The Huckup is a sort of Aufhocker, an undead who bothers hikers. I don’t give much for the idea of getting haunted by an undead but I like the interpretation for the Hildesheim Huckup. The poem at the monument…

First aid room at Rammelsberg Mine in Goslar Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, First Aid, World Heritage Sites, Germany, Room, Bedroom

First aid room at Rammelsberg Mine in Goslar

Walking through the museums of the visitor mine and world heritage site Rammelsberg near Goslar gives an interesting insight in the miners’ life. For example you can see this first aid room equipped with materials from the 1980s. Rammelsberg Mine (Website) Rammelsberg (Wikipedia)