Town of Bamberg - Germany

Town of Bamberg - Germany

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.

St. Nicolai Church, Quendlinburg - Germany

St. Nicolai Church, Quendlinburg - Germany

Castle, Quedlinburg - Germany

Castle, Quedlinburg - Germany

Marktkirche St. Benedikti, Quedlinburg - Germany

Marktkirche St. Benedikti, Quedlinburg - Germany

Timbered Houses, Quedlinburg - Germany

Timbered Houses, Quedlinburg - Germany

Quedlinburg, in the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty. It has been a prosperous trading town since the Middle Ages. The number and high quality of the timber-framed buildings make Quedlinburg an exceptional example of a medieval European town. The Collegiate Church of St Servatius is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture.

Christmas in Cologne - Germany

Christmas in Cologne - Germany

Christmas in Bremen - Germany

Christmas in Bremen - Germany