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

Krakow, medieval city wall and gate – Poland
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Krakow. The old city center of Krakow is not too big. You can therefore see it in a day. Because I do like medieval walls, I want to show you the remaining parts of it. Most of it is torn … Read More

Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel – France
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Mont Saint-Michel. According to a legend Archangel Michael gave instruction to build a a church on this island, which is now named after him. Five centuries later, during the 100 Years’ War between England and France, the town of Mont … Read More

s’-Hertogenbosch, city walls and fort – The Netherlands
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s’-Hertogenbosch. s’-Hertogenbosch got city rights in 1184 and subsequently built her first walls. A few centuries later the city lowered these walls. It was not because they wanted a better view from their bedroom windows, but because it made them … Read More

Lucca, the city walls of a city you have to visit – Italy
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Lucca’s defensive walls. One of Italy’s most beautiful and historical important cities is Lucca. This city, which is situated in Tuscany, has many historical buildings to visit, but it’s main highlights are the 4 km long city walls. Only a … Read More

Carcassonne, medieval double walled city – France
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History of the City In the south of France one can visit the city of Carcassonne, known for its medieval La Cité de Carcassonne. In the 2nd century BC the Roman Empire built a castellum to guard this strategic important spot to … Read More

The old capital Veliko Tarnovo – Bulgaria
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Tarnovo Veliko Tarnovo was the medieval capital of the 2nd Bulgarian empire. Traces where found of a settlement from 3000 BC. First part of the Byzantine empire, but later independent. Razed to the ground by the Ottoman empire in 1393. … Read More

King, Count, Culemborg – The Netherlands
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  Culemborg. After a short walk from the train station you get to the old city center of Culemborg. This city was originally a trade town. After the construction of a castle Culemborg became a ‘Vrijstad’ (free city) with its … Read More

City trip to Hanseatic city Münster – Germany
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Münster Münster got his name from the latin word monasterium (monastery) and refers to the Diocese Münster founded in 793 by Charles the Great. There is always a lot of trading between the Netherlands and Germany. Münster is one of … Read More

Amersfoort, the old city center – The Netherlands
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In the center of the Netherlands there is a small city called Amersfoort. I have worked there for a few years and I really liked the old medieval city center. To Amersfoort June 12th 1259 was a special day. On … Read More

The city walls of Ohrid – Macedonia
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Ohrid. It’s a realy nice place to be if you stay out of the tourist area. Lucky for us the tourist area is outside the old part of town. Ohrid is a place where people have been living for thousands of … Read More