Andernach’s City Walls, Round Tower – Germany
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The Donjon of Andernach. One of the most visual reminders of the 9-year-war is the Round Tower of Andernach, its donjon. After the french army sieged and captured this city they destroyed many of Andernach’s city defences. Its favorite way … Read More

Andernach City Walls, Ochsentor – Germany
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City walls of Andernach. Andernach is a small city near the river the Rhine. It is one of the cities that still has most of her medieval city walls. Every medieval city had a few gates to let people and … Read More

Bonn, City Hall of this former capital city – Germany
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Bonn. During the Cold War the Reichstag was in the Russian part of Berlin. Because the West-German government could not use it, they needed a new capital to rule West Germany. Bonn was chosen. During this time many powerful people … Read More

Berlin, Brandenburger Tor & Reichstag – Germany
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Seat of Power. During the Cold War the West German parliament  seated in Bonn. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, all the power went back to the Reichstag. It’s at a walking distance from the Brandenburger Tor. Most people … Read More

Leipzig, the Battle of the Nations – Germany
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Völkerschlachtdenkmal. This monument was erected to remember the defeat of Napoleon at Leipzig. It was not only Prusian but a coalition of 4 nations. One can climb this structure of 91 metres. Alternatively, one can have a look at it … Read More

Berlin, Tiergarten & Holocaust monument – Germany
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Reflections. Near the Reichstag, the seat of the German government, there are two places you can reflect your thoughts and deeds. The first is the Tiergarten. It is a large park in the center of Berlin. If you walk here, … Read More

Bonn – Marktplatz near the City Hall – Germany
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Marktplatz. Near the City Hall of Bonn you will find a market place. When we visited Bonn, there were a few food stalls in the middle of this 11th century old square. It made the place more lively. Looking at … Read More

Lorsch, an Unesco site village – Germany
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Lorsch. The Abbey of Losch was very wealthy during the Carolingian Empire and it had possessions spread through the Holy German ‘Reich’. Some of these possessions are in the Netherlands and some as far south as the Bodensee. Unfortunately after … Read More

Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach’s church – Germany
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Bach. The St. Thomas church is one of the two main churches of Leipzig. It was here where Bach entertained the people of Leipzig during the mass. In front of this church there is a statue of Johann Sebastian Bach. … Read More

Berlin, city trip in the old capital of Prussia – Germany
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Berlin. Berlin is a capital city, not only of Germany but also of Prussia. Germany did not really excist before 1870. Prussia was the largest and most powerful of the German speaking countries. Also on Travelharts.com. Check out our photo … Read More

Berlin, The wall that divided East and West – Germany
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The Wall. Just after the Berlin airlift, when Kennedy said “Ich bin ein Berliner”, the U.S.S.R accepted that West Berlin remained in hands of Britain, France and the United States of America. On the morning of 13 August 1961 the West German State secured … Read More

Cochem, looking down on the city
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The monastery. When going to Cochem, everybody visits the castle. It is a nice climb to the top. But most people do not know that in medieval times the monastery was equally important. When you climb to the monastery, you … Read More

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