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Attractions and sights in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt

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Interesting mural seen on an electrical substation of the TWN in Naumburg (Saale). It shows among others a large substation, some vineyards and the famous cathedral of Naumburg. Compilation of electrical substations (Website) Electrical Substation, Saxony Anhalt, Murals, Cathedral, Street Art, Germany, Wall Paintings, Mural Painting, Cathedrals

Mural on an electrical substation in Naumburg (Saale)

Interesting mural seen on an electrical substation of the TWN in Naumburg (Saale). It shows among others a large substation, some vineyards and the famous cathedral of Naumburg. Compilation of electrical substations (Website)

Snail shells in a shop in Naumburg (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Snail Shell, Shells, Germany, Throw Pillows, Shopping, Shelled, Cushions, Deutsch

Snail shells in a shop in Naumburg (Saale)

This window in Naumburg (Saale) shows works created by an artist. I was impressed by this compilation of snail shells which made me think I’m looking at a showcase in a museum of natural history.

Aegidius' Chapel in Naumburg (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Romanesque, Medieval, Cathedral, Germany, Mansions, House Styles, Mansion Houses, Villas

St. Aegidius' Chapel in Naumburg (Saale)

The St. Aegidius’ Chapel (Ägidienkapelle) was part of the medieval cathedral curia. Today is this 13th-century chapel part of the southern route of the Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik) in Saxony-Anhalt. Sources / More info Romanesque Road (Wikipedia) Straße der Romanik (Website)

This monument to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is located at a square named Holzmarkt (Timber market) in Naumburg (Saale). After the death of his father in 1849 Friedrich Nietzsche lived in this city from 1850 to His former … Continue reading → Friedrich Nietzsche, Saxony Anhalt, Germany, City, Deutsch, Cities

Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale)

This monument to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is located at a square named Holzmarkt (Timber market) in Naumburg (Saale). After the death of his father in 1849 Friedrich Nietzsche lived in this city from 1850 to 1856. His former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work. [German] Sources / More…

Detail of a door leaf dating back to seen at the Kaisersches Haus, a building located at the market place of Naumburg (Saale). Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Kaiser Karl V. Saxony Anhalt, Roman Emperor, 16th Century, Germany, Leaves, Doors, House, Slab Doors, Deutsch

17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale)

Detail of a door leaf dating back to 1680, seen at the Kaisersches Haus, a 16th-century building located at the market place of Naumburg (Saale). Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Kaiser Karl V.) stayed here in 1547. Sources / More info Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Wikipedia)

Giebichenstein Castle in Halle (Saale), Germany Halle, Saxony Anhalt, Germany Castles, Royal Residence, Romanesque, Ancestry, Monument Valley, Cruise, River

Giebichenstein Castle in Halle (Saale)

Giebichenstein Castle (Burg Giebichenstein) is part of the Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik). Today it is used by the Kunsthochschule Halle (Academy of Arts). Being a Burgward in the 9th century, the castle became a royal residence of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. The photo was taken on a river cruise with the MS Händel…

Cathedral of Halle in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Halle, Saxony Anhalt, Paris Skyline, Cathedral, Germany, Tower, Travel, Brandenburg, Rook

Cathedral of Halle (Saale)

In the beginning, the later cathedral of Halle was a church built by the Dominican. Traditionally churches of a mendicant order don’t have a tower. The lovely gables were added by Cardinal Albert of Brandenburg. Today it is just a church again but people of Halle still call the edifice a Dom (cathedral). The photo…

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale), Germany Laurel Tree, Saxony Anhalt, 16th Century, Pharmacy, Door Handles, Germany, Display, Floor Space, Billboard

Relief of a laurel tree in Naumburg (Saale)

This relief displaying a laurel tree and two men is fixed on a 16th-century building with the address Herrenstraße 2 in Naumburg (Saale). The edifice accommodates a pharmacy named Lorbeerbaum Apotheke (Laurel Tree Pharmacy). Sources / More info Lorbeerbaum Apotheke (Website) Laurel tree (Wikipedia)

Halle’s early history relates to harvesting of salt. The names of the city Halle as well as the river Saale origin from old expressions related to salt. An appropriate souvenir from Halle (Saale) could be a portion of salt, produced … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Continue Reading, 19th Century, Harvest

Salt from a 19th-century saline in Halle (Saale)

Halle’s early history relates to harvesting of salt. The names of the city Halle and the river Saale origin from old expressions related to salt. An appropriate souvenir from Halle (Saale) could be a portion of salt, produced with technologies of the 19th century in the Hallors and Saline Museum (Halloren- und Salinenmuseum). Sources /…

MS Händel II, a ship for river cruises on the Saale river in Halle, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Cruises, Travel Destinations, Germany

MS Händel II in Halle (Saale)

With the MS Händel II, a ship named after composer Georg Frederik Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel), one can take relaxing tours on the river Saale around Halle. A highlight of these trips is passing Giebichenstein Castle. If you are interested in the works of the composer, the Handel House is worth a visit. Sources /…

S-Bahn Talent 2 at the railway station of Halle Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, S Bahn, North Rhine Westphalia, Rolling Stock, Cartography, Vintage Posters

Talent 2 at railway station Halle (Saale)

The Talent 2 is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. The first trains were produced in 2008. The design of the cab ends made Germans call this type of train Hamsterbacke (hamster cheek). The depicted train is run by the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland. Sources / More info S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland (Wikipedia) Bombardier Talent 2 (Wikipedia)

Under the Sun of Arcadia, a room at the Handel House in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Park Hotel, Bavaria, Museums, Germany

Handel House in Halle (Saale)

Georg Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel) was born in Halle (Saale) in 1685 and lived in this city for 18 years. Today, his birthplace houses an exhibition on the life and work of the composer. It is generally known as the Handel House (Händel-Haus). [German] The photo shows the room “Under the Sun of Arcadia”…

Iron stairs at the Marienbibliothek in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Travel Destinations, Germany, Stairs

Marienbibliothek in Halle (Saale)

The Marienbibliothek, a library named after the nearby church Marienkirche was founded by Sebastian Boetius in 1552. In the beginning, the books were stored in a tower of the Marienkirche. Today the library is housed in a typical magazine of the late 19th century with iron stairs and iron-cast pillars. Sources / More info Marienbibliothek…

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, The Donkey, Halle, Fountain, Garden Sculpture, Old Things

Donkey fountain in Halle (Saale)

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in 1913. The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers to an old legend. [German] This legend dates back to the time of Emperor Otto…

Crocodile at the cabinet of curiosities in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Cabinet Of Curiosities, Curiosity, Strawberry Hill, Peacocks

Cabinet of curiosities at the Francke Foundations

The cabinet of art and natural history (Kunst- und Naturalienkammer) was established by August Hermann Francke in 1698. Today this collection is regarded as the only fully preserved cabinet of curiosities dating from the Baroque age. [German] The appeal of this chamber is that it was designed for school purposes and not for just impressing…

Headquarter of the German Federal Cultural Foundation in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Foundation, Germany, Culture

German Federal Cultural Foundation in Halle (Saale)

Right next to the buildings of the Francke Foundations I came across this fascinating architecture. It’s the headquarter of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). The purpose of this foundation is to promote and fund art and culture within the framework of federal responsibility. Sources / More info German Federal Cultural Foundation (Website)