Archive for October, 2006

Major German landmark - the Zwinger Palace in Dresden

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

The Zwinger Palace in Dresden, is a major German landmark.



The name derives from the German word bezwingen (to conquer). The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress, comprising an inner and outer wall. In the space between them a possible invader was meant to be conquered by gun fire if he had successfully taken the outer wall.

The Dresdner Frauenkirche (”Church of Our Lady”)

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

The Dresdner Frauenkirche (”Church of Our Lady”) is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Germany. Several other churches in Europe, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, also share the name of Frauenkirche.



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The Speyer Cathedral in Speyer, Germany

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

The Speyer Cathedral in Speyer, Germany is a very large and imposing basilica of red sandstone, and one of the noblest examples of Romanesque architecture now extant. Alongside the nearby Romanesque cathedrals of Mainz and Worms, it is one of the so-called Kaiserdome (Imperial cathedrals) of the Rhineland. A distinctive feature is the colonnaded gallery that goes around the entire building, just below the roofline.



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