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Old May 25th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Medieval Towns and Castles of Harz

This time I will take you Harz which is a small mountainregion in north Germany. It used to part Germany in East and West. The Harz possess two Unesco Heritage Towns (Goslar and Quedlinburg), a lot of castles and some impressive nature.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harz

First out Goslar
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Old May 25th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Great I'm in awe with the Harz region. It's nothing less than a timbered paradise!
Nearly any town is an architectural gem between those mountains.

Looking forward to see the rest of your tour. Have you been to the town of Stolberg as well?
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Old May 26th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Great I'm in awe with the Harz region. It's nothing less than a timbered paradise!
Nearly any town is an architectural gem between those mountains.

Looking forward to see the rest of your tour. Have you been to the town of Stolberg as well?
Yes of course...Stolberg will come soon. First I will upload a couple of photos from Burg Falkenstein and the Bode Valley
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Old May 27th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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just amazing!!
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Old May 27th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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Incredible! I love the half-timbered housing stock there!
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Old May 27th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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I have a question: all those houses weren't destroyed during the last world war and they are not original? Are all they rebuilt isn't? the buildings are very beautiful anyway.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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I have a question: all those houses weren't destroyed during the last world war and they are not original? Are all they rebuilt isn't? the buildings are very beautiful anyway.
If you read the link to wikipedia you could se that all the buildings are orginal. Just to correct some misunderstandings: not all towns in Germany were bombed in the second world war. The main target of the bombings were the larger cities. Even today Germany have many, old towns that was never bombed.
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Lovely shots there, beautiful buildings. What is that building with the arched windows in the second last picture?
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Old May 27th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #9
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@Bristol Mike

That is one of the palaces of the old emperor Heinrich the second 11th century. It is one of the best preserved palaces from this time in Germany.

There are around 1500 crosstimbered houses in the old town. Which makes it one of the best preserved crosstimbered towns in Germany



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It's the Kaiserpfalz which belongs to UNESCO world heritage.
Europe's early history was partly made here! I just say Investiture Conflict...
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #11
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A last picture of Goslar before we go on to Bodetal



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Source: [url]www.iwi.uni-hannover.de

And now some pictures from the mountains of Harz...
















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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #12
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Next stop is the litte town of Stolberg. The town has just four streets. The whole town is built in a valley with the castle looming above.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolberg%2C_Saxony-Anhalt
















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Old May 31st, 2008, 11:07 AM   #13
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Now we go on to the most colourful town of Harz. A beautiful Castle, many crosstimberd Houses and one of the nicest Townhalls in the Region.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernigerode

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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:53 PM   #14
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Stunning updates, Johnor. Keep them coming please!
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Almost unreal.

Pure beauty.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 11:57 PM   #16
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yeah, simply wonderful !!!
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Old June 1st, 2008, 05:20 PM   #17
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yeah, well, it just looks awesome, happy to have seen it! now i have one more reason to keep living, besides boobs, thongues and beer!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:46 PM   #18
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Veeeery nice! I love those Fachwerkhäuser!
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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #19
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Thank you very much for all your compliments!
Next is the interresting Castle of Wernigerode. The duke of this castle was despite its very feodal look the father of the german welfare system.
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Above Wernigerode lies the famous Wernigerode Castle. A stunning neo-gothic construction belonging to the father of the german welfare system

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