Litomyšl Castle Door - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle Door - Czech Republic

Scraffito on roofline of Litomysl Castle- Czech Republic

Scraffito on roofline of Litomysl Castle- Czech Republic

Litomyšl Gallery Arches - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Gallery Arches - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle Panorama - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle Panorama - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle was originally a Renaissance arcade-castle of the type first developed in Italy and then adopted and greatly developed in central Europe in the 16th century. Its design and decoration are particularly fine, including the later High-Baroque features added in the 18th century. It preserves intact the range of ancillary buildings associated with an aristocratic residence of this type.

Town of Bamberg - Germany

Town of Bamberg - Germany

Litomyšl Castle - Czech Republic

Litomyšl Castle - Czech Republic

Fountain, Maulbronn Monastery Complex - Germany

Fountain, Maulbronn Monastery Complex - Germany

Stairs at Kloster Maulbronn - Germany

Stairs at Kloster Maulbronn - Germany

Choir Seats - Maulbronn Monastery Complex - Germany

Choir Seats - Maulbronn Monastery Complex - Germany

Magnolienblüten im Kloster Maulbronn - Germany

Magnolienblüten im Kloster Maulbronn - Germany

Kloster Maulbronn - Germany

Kloster Maulbronn - Germany

Founded in 1147, the Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery is considered the most complete and best-preserved medieval monastic complex north of the Alps. Surrounded by fortified walls, the main buildings were constructed between the 12th and 16th centuries. The monastery’s church, mainly in Transitional Gothic style, had a major influence in the spread of Gothic architecture over much of northern and central Europe. The water-management system at Maulbronn, with its elaborate network of drains, irrigation canals and reservoirs, is of exceptional interest.

Ceiling at Cathedral of our Lady, Sedlec - zech Republic

Ceiling at Cathedral of our Lady, Sedlec - zech Republic

Gothic Stone Fountain, Kutna Hora - Czech Republic

Gothic Stone Fountain, Kutna Hora - Czech Republic