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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.

Here are the photos I took a few days ago:


P8190234 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190235 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190236 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190238 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190243 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190244 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




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P8190247 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190249 von Selt Sam auf Flickr
 

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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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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?
No, I had no time for Limburg, unfortunately.



My last photos of Wetzlar:


P8190296 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190297 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190298 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190299 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190301 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190302 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190304 von Selt Sam auf Flickr



The bridge is 700 years old btw:


P8190306 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190310 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190315 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190320 von Selt Sam auf Flickr




P8190322 von Selt Sam auf Flickr
 
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