On this page you can find here all the albums I have posted until now.
La-Roche-en-Ardenne WWII Museum, Belgium
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The bridge of La-Roche-en-Ardenne. In 1944 La-Roche-en-Ardenne was liberated by the Americans. During their retreat, he Germans blew up the bridges. The Americans however, did rebuild one of the bridges. When the Battle of the Bulge started the Germans raced … Read More

Narbonne, small city near the Mediterranean Sea – France
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Narbonne. Narbonne was the first Roman settlement in France. You can still see parts of the Via Domitia when you go for a walk through this beautiful city. For a short time the city was ruled by a Moslim ruler, … Read More

Twickel, manor house in Delden – The Netherlands
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Twickel. Sometime in the 14th century House Twickel was transformed into a Medieval castle, also called Twickel. In the 18th century the old castle was turned into a manor house. However, the owners kept the name “Castle Twickel”. Also on … Read More

Prague Citytrip – Czech Republic
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Prague, a jewel in the middle of Europe. The city of Prague is already 2200 years old. The oldest building is the Praszký Hrad on the hill next to the old city center. It is both UNESCO World Heritage and … Read More

Sneek, Waterpoort gate – The Netherlands
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Waterpoort. In Medieval Times the Frisian city of Sneek had 4 more water gates and 2 gates accessible by roads. A water gate gave traders a way to access the city from the water, yet the city could be closed … Read More

Andernach Stadtburg, Jewel of the city until the 9 year war – Germany
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Stadtburg Andernach is a small city near Koblenz. You should visit Andernach if you like medieval walls and castles. Almost the complete city is surrounded by a city wall. The defences in the south of the city are dominated by … Read More

Groenlo’s bloody history – The Netherlands
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History of Groenlo. Around 610 Groenlo’s first buildings were built. More than 600 year later, in 1277, Groenlo received his city rights. In 1334 it finally got walls to defense itself. However, no major battles were fought there during medieval times. … Read More

Vorden castle – The Netherlands
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 Castle of Vorden. The first written account of this castle was in 1315. The current building was built on the old ruins of this castle. During the 80-years-war (or war of independence) between Spain and the Netherlands this castle was … Read More

Andernach, Kita Maria Himmelfahrt Church – Germany
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Kita Maria Himmelfahrt In the old center of the small town of Andernach is a old church. People do not know when the first version of this church was built. However, under the church are Carolingian graves. This means that … Read More

Huriel, Donjon in France
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During medieval times there was a castle in Huriel. Only the keep and two of the four corner towers have survived the dawn of time. The castle was owned by the lords of Huriel and due to the labor it … Read More

Groenlo, Sint Calixtusbasiliek
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I was born in Groenlo and grew up in this area. I always thought this basilique in the center of Groenlo was a really old church. However, during the making of this album I found out it is only little … Read More

Basel, medieval city center – Switzerland
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Basel. Basel is one of the first cities on the banks of the Rhine. Five bridges connect the two parts of the city. Somewhere in the 4th century this city was founded. It was an important city, because the Bishop … Read More

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

Corcelles-en-Beaujolais, Corcelles Castle – France
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Château de Corcelles. This castle was built to defend the east border of this region. It has never seen battle, but it is a great castle to visit for an hour. You can buy wine that they produce here. Make … Read More

Utrecht, Pandhof Sinte Marie – Utrecht
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Close to Utrecht Centraal Railway Station you can find a courtyard that used to belong to an 11th century Church dedicated to Maria. The Church is no longer there, but you can still visit the cloister and the houses that … Read More

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