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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #61
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thanks for the marvelous photos from Saxony...
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This is the Goldene Pforte (golden portal) from 1230, one of the best Romanesque portals in Germany:



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Old June 5th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #63
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We leave the cathedral again and see medieval houses with beautiful windows:





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Old June 5th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #64
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This is Freudenstein castle. Nothing special, but it was partly reconstructed in the last 20 years and hosts a nice mineral collection today:



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Old June 5th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #65
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I love this type of architecture (Central European, also very common in Poland and Czech Rep.)
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And finally the main square of Freiberg. Most houses on the square were built between 1520 and 1690:



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The town hall was built between 1420 and 1480. The bay window on the left shows a portrait (Gaffkopf = gawk head in German) of knight Kunz von Kaufungen, who kidnapped a Saxon prince. The rope ladder he used to kidnap the prince is on display inside the town hall. Inside the tower in a porcelain carillon which plays the "Steigerlied", the medieval hymn of all German miners, twice a day:




That's all of Freiberg.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #68
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such nice cozy liveable cities filled with history....definitely my cup of tea. very interesting thread.
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Magnificent thread.
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