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Old August 23rd, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Wetzlar (August 2012)

Wetzlar is a city in the state of Hesse, Germany. The city is known for its ancient town and its medieval cathedral.

In 1689 the Holy Roman Empire's highest court, the Reichskammergericht (Imperial Chamber Court) was moved from Speyer to Wetzlar after Speyer had been devastated by the French in the War of the Palatinate Succession. Besides Vienna (residence of the Emperor) and Regensburg (seat of the Imperial Diet) Wetzlar thus gained a central function within the Holy Roman Empire and although it remained a tiny town it was regarded as one of its capitals.

In the summer of 1772, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was at the Reichskammergericht as a trainee. His novel The Sorrows of Young Werther is inspired by real events which Goethe experienced in Wetzlar.

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Beautiful, very nice photos from this town
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Nice city! They only need to get rid of these modernist applications and that sort of stuff. Just look at some windows... they can not be serious. Imagine, of the few cities with a preserved old-town - not worth propper window frames.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 11:34 PM   #4
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Old August 24th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #5
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very nice and charming Wetzlar...thanks for the photos.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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Old August 26th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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Old August 26th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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When I see my own photos Wetzlar really seems to be a ghost town but I have to add that it was Sunday and it was the hottest day in Germany this year (39 °C = 102 °F), which is really unusual for Germany. And I normally try not to take photos of people because I don't know if they agree when I'm showing pics of them in public forums. There were definitely more people on the streets than on my photos!
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Great! Did you visit Limburg too?
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Nice pictures!

I love those narrow alleys.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #11
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Great! Did you visit Limburg too?
No, I had no time for Limburg, unfortunately.



My last photos of Wetzlar:

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The bridge is 700 years old btw:

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