Saturday, July 09, 2011


The Externsteine are five sandstone pillars and the tallest is 38 m high. The Externsteine were a centre of religious activity for the Teutonic peoples and their predecessors prior to the arrival of Christianity in northern Europe

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Hermannsdenkmal (Hermann monument)

This monument shows Hermann or Arminius who was chief of the Cherusci. German tribes under Hermann the Cherussci had a decisive victory over three Roman legions under Varus. This happened in the year 9 AD and is known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. When Caesar heard about this he should have spoken the famous words: Varus, Varus give back my legions to me.

The socket of the monument is about 27 metres high and the figure about 27 metres high too. The figure was planned by Ernst von Bandel. They started in 1883 the construction of the statue and it was opened in 1875.

The Hermannsdenkmal is one of the most popular places for tourists in Germany.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Krypteria - Unser Stolz Borussia

Our proud Borussia
The most successful soccer hymn in the German Charts. This will be number 6 on May 27.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sächsische Schweiz, Saxon Switzerland

View from the Bastei
View from the Bastei to the river Elbe and the city Rathen
The Sächsische Schweiz is located near Dresden in Saxony, Germany, characterized by sandstone rocks. It is a mountainous national park and a climbing area. The border to the Czech Republik is very near and the Bohemian Switzerland together with the Saxon Switzerland are the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Only in the Saxon Switzerland you can see more than 1000 rock towers.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Fossilized shells

Near the place where I live you can see these stones. The fossilized shells tell us that here was an ocean very long agao. Now the seaside is about 200 km away from this place.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

High Water

These are photos from a webcam and you can see the "Deutsches Eck" and the high water around this place and on the banks of Rhein and Mosel.
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