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Old May 31st, 2011, 07:13 PM   #181
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Again the spire of the former monastery.




Another fountain, the "Grüner Born" (green spring) from 1679. The statue in the middle of the fountain is currently in restoration:

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Church of the former monastery_



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Old May 31st, 2011, 08:14 PM   #183
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Looks pretty nice to me! Great photos!
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Old May 31st, 2011, 08:55 PM   #186
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Old May 31st, 2011, 09:00 PM   #187
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A part of a destroyed Renaissance house and the inscription "This house was destroyed by fire, when Zittau was ravaged by war. 100 years later, Johann Gottfried Richter built it again.":




AFAIK the only Renaissance portal that survived the destruction of 1757:




Market square again, the big house on the left is called "Zur Sonne" (to the sun). It was built in 1710 and was the best hotel in town. Napoleon stayed overnight here:

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Old June 1st, 2011, 04:33 PM   #188
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Noacksches Haus from 1679, the most precious house on the market square. AFAIK it will be restored in the coming month:





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Old June 1st, 2011, 04:43 PM   #190
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Former county court from 1678 on the right:




Marsbrunnen (Mars fountain) from 1585:




The most popular view of the town:

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I simply love the look of saxon (and czech) towns. They're so beautiful, with much detail and vibrant in colours. Absolutely picture perfect.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 08:41 PM   #192
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Johanniskirche, which was destroyed in 1757 too. The current church, which was built in 1847, was designed by Schinkel:




Dorsnspachhaus, one of the few remaining Renaissance houses, was built in 1533 and named after mayor Dornspach, who lived in the house until 1580:



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Old gymnasium, founded in 1571 by mayor Dornspach:



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This square is the former cemetery of the Johanniskirche, which I showed before. On the enclosing wall the tombs of some mayors:




Tomb of mayor Dornspach, which survived the destruction of the Johannis church in 1757:



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Old June 1st, 2011, 09:03 PM   #195
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Part of the former monastery:




Hefftergiebel (Heffter gable), the most beautiful Renaissance structure of the town. This part was first the refectory of the monastery and later a church for religious refuges from Bohemia:




Johanneum, the new gymnasium from 1868:

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More 19th century. On the right the so called Wäntighaus, which was built in 1851 and used as a meeting place for the rich and famous of the town:



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This quarter was completely run down just a few years ago:




Stadtbad (town bath) from 1873, one of Germanys first indoor swimming pools:




On the outer wall of the Stadtbad remains of the destroyed town:

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The column marks a ferreous spring:



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