The Commerzbank Tower, built in 1997, was for a few years the highest skyscraper in all Europe and until 2012 the highest of the European Union. With its 257m height (300m including the antenna) and with the strong yellow illumination, the tower is not to oversee all day and night.
As I was lucky enough to stand on the Main Tower right next to the office of the Commerzbank, I could capture the tower together with the old town of Frankfurt – even though the old town down there seems so tiny little. That all happened at full moon made me just even happier. See the whole article →
So far I never had the pleasure to sail around Mallorca, but every time I’m there one thought comes to my head: Next time for sure!
And so this thought came again during our last visit there, when Daria and me discovered the island a bit on bicycles. Numerous sailing boats went up and down in the turquoise water in front of the rocky coastline and invited to daydream a bit more. See the whole article →
The Old Town Hall is for me the most remarkable building in Bamberg. It was built in the 15th century in the middle of the Regnitz River and for long time marked the border between the clerical, bishop-led Bamberg and the civil town center.
Not affected by the war it was solely the river that damaged the town hall several times. By now they have the water level under control so that the Old Town Hall of Bamberg can continue to sit enthroned for a long time in the water of the Regnitz. See the whole article →
The Melanchthonhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg with the broad-tiered gables on the left side is one of numerous world heritage sites in the region. Philipp Melanchthon lived and worked in this townhouse in the 16th century.
You can see Melanchthon as a reformer of the education system in the same way as you see Martin Luther as a reformer of the church. He was, so to say, a humanistic opposite which does not mean that Luther and Melanchthon worked against each other. In contrary, when Luther translated the New Testament, it was Melanchthon who corrected his work. See the whole article →
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo was founded in 1137 and it is located in the center of the Upper Town of Bergamo. Unfortunately we couldn’t go inside during our day in Bergamo, but also from outside it is an impressive church. Remarkable are the lion statues to find on the entrance of the church since they could be a sign that the church once was used as a court as well. See the whole article →