One of my main destinations in Dublin was this old library and its Long Room. I took care of a ticket first thing in the morning and just made it before the massive stream of tourists entered the room. The library began with the founding of Trinity College in 1592.
The half-timbered house is a skeleton construction made of wood, in which the horizontal bracing is done by means of diagonally installed struts and the spaces in between are filled with a wooden mesh plastered with clay. The timber used was mostly round logs hewn into beams with a square
The Cité de Carcassonne on the right bank of the Aude is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval fortification is unique in Europe in terms of its size and state of preservation. The Cité is enclosed by a double ring of walls. Inside, the count’s castle (château comtal) was
In Montpellier’s historic city centre, called Écusson because of its shape, it is easy to get lost in the maze of old passages and narrow streets. The old town is traffic-calmed, so you can stroll past the elegant town houses, trendy shops and restaurants at your leisure. Unlike many other
Kuckuckstein Castle in Saxony is situated on a rocky outcrop above the Seidewitz river valley at a very favourable location for controlling a medieval trade route. To this day, the metre-thick walls of the more than 1000-year-old masonry are full of secrets. The current form of Kuckuckstein Castle is considered
Kronborg Castle is a fortress in Helsingør on the Danish Island of Zealand. It is located at the far north-eastern end of the island of Zealand just four kilometres from the Swedish coast. The fortress guards the entrance to the Øresund. The castle is also famous because William Shakespeare set
The Kyffhäuser is a small low mountain range south of the Harz. On a mountain promontory in the north-east are the ruins of the thousand-year-old Reichsburg Kyffhausen. A multitude of German legends have grown up around the Kyffhäuser. The most famous is the Barbarossa legend. It states: “The old Emperor
The over 1000-year-old town of Quedlinburg, situated on the north-eastern edge of the Harz Mountains, is characterised by numerous Romanesque buildings, over 2000 half-timbered houses and villas from the Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau periods. The Renaissance castle and the collegiate church with its famous cathedral treasure are famous. Due to