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Old May 21st, 2013, 08:12 PM   #161
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Vierzehnheiligen basillica, near Lichtenfels also known as the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers is one of the finest pieces of architecture in all of Germany (imo of course) and somewhere ive wanted to visit for years and years. It's a very long day trip from Frankfurt so I stayed in neaby Bamberg but without a car it's tricky to get too and involves alot of walking! So worth it though!

The splendid baroque and rococo interior by Balthasar Neumann. I've visited many churches in Germany and this one is probably the most stunning.
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Vierzehnheiligen interior by barnyz, on Flickr

The curving facade
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The church is in the middle of nowhere surrounded by wonderful landscapes, in the distance on the horizon is another monumental baroque church of Banz Monastery.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 10:29 PM   #162
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Splendid! Reminds me of the many baroque churches in Sicily.
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Old May 27th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #163
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Splendid! Reminds me of the many baroque churches in Sicily.
thanks, I agree, although I will have to visit Sicily first to be sure (its on my list for sure)
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Old May 27th, 2013, 09:02 PM   #164
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Banz Abbey is the second of the stunning baroque churches in this area and is the one visible on the hill in the photo above. This part of Bavaria is very picturesque and nice!

The monastery has a commanding position on top of a hill
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Banz Abbey panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

The entire complex is more like a palace than a monastery
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The spectacular interior
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and the curving baroque facade
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Old June 10th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #165
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Bamberg, one of the best preserved and historic cities in all of Germany. Its about 3hrs on the train from Frankfurt but it has so much to see its worth staying a few nights. It's also a UNESCO world heritage city and the smoked beer is divine!

Bambergs historic skyline with the cathedral on the left
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Bamberg panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

The riverside in "little Venice"
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The mostly romanesque cathedral
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Bamberg cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
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Bamberg cathedral interior by barnyz, on Flickr

Opposite the cathedral is the wonderful baroque palace of the bishops of Bamberg
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Bamberg Neue Residenz by barnyz, on Flickr
The Emperor's Hall is one of the most amazing looking rococco interiors ive seen (and unlike many palace interiors it was great to be allowed to take photos)
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Bamberg Neue Residenz by barnyz, on Flickr

The delightfully odd town hall sitting in the middle of a bridge
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Bamberg Altes Rathaus by barnyz, on Flickr

A typical street
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Michaelsberg Abbey. The facade with it's romanesque structure with a baroque facade stuck on the front. The inside was shut
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Bamberg Michaelsberg Abbey by barnyz, on Flickr

On the outskirts of the city is the cool looking Seehof Palace
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Bamberg Schloss Seehof by barnyz, on Flickr

The White hall with its stunning fresco'd cieling
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:50 AM   #166
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Indeed, Bamberg looks utterly delightful!
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Old June 15th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #167
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Lichtenfels, a small town near Bamberg that has the closest train station to Vierzehnheiligen (so I should have posted this before Vierzehnheiligen pics)

The old town
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The town hall
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The wonderful fields on the way to Vierzehnheiligen
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Old June 15th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #168
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Love your pictures!! You sure do get around!
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Old August 10th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #169
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Love your pictures!! You sure do get around!
Thanks Frankfurt is an ideal city for day trips, so many places to go without much effort or expense

Speaking of which

Kronberg im Taunus is a small town just 20mins north of Frankfurt nestled in the Taunus mountains. It seems to be one of the commuter towns for the cities rich bankers and I could almost smell the wealth when I got off the train to have a look around

Kronberg Castle
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Kronberg im Taunus by barnyz, on Flickr

One of the lush meadows on the edge of the town, from here you can walk up to Taunus Mountains (although they're actually just very big hills)
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View over Kronberg from the castle. If you click through to the large version you can clearly see Frankfurts impressive skyline in the distance
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Old August 10th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #170
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Ulm is a rather large German city on the border between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria and sits on the mighty Danube River. The city is about 2 hours away from Frankfurt on the super cool ICE trains

Ulm's historical skyline dominated by the spire of the minster
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Ulm panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

Ulm Minster, the spire is the tallest church spire in the world. Although not completed until the 19th century at 162m high is was briefly the tallest building in the world
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Ulm Minster, the interior is also impressivly vertical with a floor to cieling height of 41m which is quite immense considering this was built in medieval times
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Ulm Minster interior, the double aisle like a forest of stone
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Ulm, most of the town was not as attractive as this due to heavy damage in WW2
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Ulm cityscape by barnyz, on Flickr

The neogothic church of St George, the exterior was sadly covered in scaffolding
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Ulm, St.George interior by barnyz, on Flickr

Wiblingen Abbey is a massive monastery complex on the outskirts of Ulm, the monumental baroque facade was never finished
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Ulm, Wiblingen Abbey by barnyz, on Flickr

View down the impressive baroque nave of Wiblingen Abbey. There was no one else visiting so I had the church all to myself which is a rare treat
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Ulm, Wiblingen Abbey interior by barnyz, on Flickr

The famous baroque and rococco library of Wiblingen Abbey. Unlike the church this place was packed with tourists and I had to wait for over hour to get a clean shot but its such a complex and splendid space that it was well worth it
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Old August 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #171
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Fabulous buildings. The cathedral in Ulm is truly awe-inspiring - especially, as you say, it is medieval.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #172
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Fabulous buildings. The cathedral in Ulm is truly awe-inspiring - especially, as you say, it is medieval.
thanks, its certainly worth a visit one day

Next up is Fulda which is just over an hour away from Frankfurt and is famous for it's "Baroque City" due to the city being full of wonderful baroque architecture. An under-rated city imo

View over the city from a nearby hill
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Fulda by barnyz, on Flickr

The wonderful curving facade of St Blasius
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and the equally pleasing interior
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The Orangerie, one of several baroque palaces in and around Fulda
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The Orangerie again
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And the excellent fresco'd interior now a posh and pleasant place to get coffee
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Fulda Orangerie interior by barnyz, on Flickr

The fantastic cathedral with its very typical looking baroque twin towered facade
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The interior of the cathedral
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Looking into the dome of the cathedral
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View over the city from another one of the fine palaces
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The Stadtschloss
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Old August 17th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #173
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The River Rhine is just a short trip down stream from Frankfurt and stretches through most of Germany. The best bit (from what ive been told) is the Rhine Gorge which is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the stretch of the river closest to Frankfurt. I plan on many more trips

This stretch of the Rhine is littered with castles like the ruined Burg Ehrenfels.
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Rhine landscapes by barnyz, on Flickr

This part of the river seems to be dedicated to wine growing
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Looking down over the amusingly named Assmanhausen
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A blisteringly hot day
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Rhine panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Old August 24th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #174
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Bruchsal Palace, just 2 hours south of Frankfurt is the small town of Bruchsal. It is most famous for its amazing baroque palace. However the town was horrifically bombed right at the end of WW2 and the palace was massivily damaged so it's really wonderful to see such a great reconstruction

The main facade with all its glorius baroque colour and details
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Bruchsal Palace by barnyz, on Flickr

Equally splendid are the out buildings
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The three sided rear facade (with scaffolding )
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Bruchsal palace panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

The interior is a masterclass of baroque and rococco with grand rooms such as the Princes Hall
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and the marble hall
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The garden entrance hall with its patched up cieling
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Old August 24th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #175
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Absolutely fabulous!

When was it reconstructed?
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Absolutely fabulous!

When was it reconstructed?
The reconstruction was finished in 1975 although based on the amount of scaffolding on some parts of the building I suspect they might be still fixing stuff.

I think they only reconstructed some of the main rooms to the original design as the palace chapel had been rebuilt in a really brutal modern style that was in stark contrast to the intricate and detailed baroque rooms of the main building.
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Speaking of reconstructions...

Karlsruhe is a large city about 2.5 hours south of Frankfurt. The city was also heavily bombed in ww2 and as far as I could tell it was mostly rebuilt in a cheap modernist way and was not very memorable.

However the palace was reconstructed and turned into a musuem although I didn't go in as it was about to close when as I got there late in the day
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The rear facade with the impressive looking tower. The entire layout of the city is based on a series of radiating lines that have their origin in the palace
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The more modern looking townhall
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Wow. I just spent the most wonderful coffee break (I'm working, on a Sunday!) looking at this great thread!

I love churches and historical buildings myself, so your pictures are totally spot on, for me anyway... Subscribed!
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Wow. I just spent the most wonderful coffee break (I'm working, on a Sunday!) looking at this great thread!

I love churches and historical buildings myself, so your pictures are totally spot on, for me anyway... Subscribed!
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