Former city wall and moat / 15-16th century

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The travelling world - 10 European countries in ten days and now they know Europe - goes to Rüdesheim, Rothenburg or Heidelberg. At least as nice and worth seeing is the late-medieval town of Büdingen near Frankfurt / Main with a complete city-wall which was erected between 1480 and 1510 and its 22 towers. Parts of it are accessible until today. Due to its completeness it belongs to the most important historic wall systems across Europe. These walls surround a historic town center which has not changed its face since 1634, when parts of the old town were burnt down by hostile troups.

When you visit Büdingen today and stroll through the lanes with their half-timbered houses, it feels like going back to the 16th and 17th century. You forget completely about our modern and hectic times, maybe apart from the use of your smartphone and the navigational systems it houses.

Funny detail: Inside this late-medieval town center there is a museum which shows very clearly the lifestyle and culture of Germany in the 1950ies, when our country has risen again from the catastrophe of the Third Reich and World War II and the ruins that the allied bombings have left of our cities.

As we - an international couple - regularly receive guests and meet friends from abroad, we go to Büdingen over and over again, and our visitors cannot understand why Büdingen, contrary to Heidelberg & Co., is unknown in their home-countries.

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Comments (9)

Bogdan Var on February 1, 2014

Nice photo LIKE

Excellent composition and scenery


Best wishes, Nikos1954 from Greece-Piraeus.

정인우 on February 9, 2014

Hello ~~

Thanks for your visit

I have the greatest respect for you !!!

Fantastic shot !

Very good ! Like it ! !!

Wonderful and beautiful !!!

João Paulo Coutinho on February 9, 2014

Excelente foto.LIKE

Ali Raza on February 9, 2014

LIKE beautiful composition. best wishes

María Fernando on February 9, 2014

Magnífico: LIKE 6 + FAVORITE 1. Saludos amistosos desde España.

Adam Elmquist on February 9, 2014

Great photo Jürgen greetings from New Jersey..

Gori Bau on February 11, 2014

nice view of the village => LIKE => greetings from Italy, Fabrizio

Moni Quayle on September 8, 2014

Ich bin immer wieder fasziniert von solchen Bildern ...sie lassen die Vergangenheit wieder aufleben. Sehr schönes Foto

Grüße, moni

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 28, 2014
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    by Jürgen Weighardt
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ20
    • Taken on 2013/07/27 14:57:20
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1300)
    • Focal Length: 6.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash