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|June 22nd, 2009, 08:05 PM||#1|
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Medieval gems of Germany: Herborn (Dillkreis)
Here is part 3 of my photo tour through smallsized old towns in Germany.
This one is about Herborn, a town of approx. 9000 inhabitants (20000 inh. including surrounding villages within the town's borders), situated at the River Dill (which flows into the River Lahn, which you may remember from my Limburg an der Lahn-Thread) between the landscapes of the Westerwald and the Lahn-Dill-Bergland in Western Hesse. You can reach the town via the A45 between Frankfurt-Gießen-Siegen-Lüdenscheid-Dortmund.
The town was founded in 1048 AD.
Let's begin with some photos of the old downtown, its houses and streets.
This is the town hall, located at the market square. Built in 1626.
This region between Gießen and the Ruhrarea (Dortmund) is known for cladding the houses with slate shingles. Many houses here have a shingle-side and a framework-side.
I really like the narrowness of these old alleys.
The car in the foreground is the odd one out and would better fit to some american suburb
This area looks like a pretty nice neighborhood to me
The building in the background is the train station across the Dill River.
More pictures (of the castle Herborn and the upper town) will follow later.
Viquet oisch, Motz d'Öropp!