Posts about bavaria

Nazi Party Congress Hall, Nuremberg

When we visited southern Germany in 2011, one of the places I wanted to see was the former Nazi Party rally ground on the outskirts of Nuremberg. The site is one of huge historic importance and although all of the identifying insignia have been absent for nearly seventy years, much of the foundations and layout of the rally ground still identifiably conform to the original architectural plans.

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Altes Rathaus, Bamberg

(The Old Guildhall.) Bamberg was a brief stop during our visit to Franconia and northern Bavaria in October and, whilst lovely, would benefit greatly from being less floodlit. I hope to return and spend a little more time there, as the small city contains a lot of old architecture and interesting sights.

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Schloss Banz

Construction of this former monastery began in 1698. The church, built in Baroque style, was consecrated in 1719. The main altar, the chancel and the statues of saints in the church and on the facade are by Balthasar Esterbauer; the ceiling frescoes are by Melchior Steidl. In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria sold the […]

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Schloss Banz, Bad Staffelstein

Construction of this former monastery began in 1698. The church, built in of Baroque style, was consecrated in 1719. The main altar, the chancel and the statues of saints in the church and on the facade are by Balthasar Esterbauer; the ceiling frescoes are by Melchior Steidl. In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria sold […]

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