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The rich and wealthy Hanseatic city of Lübeck felt the need in the course of the centuries to protect itself from outside threats with ever stronger walls and fortifications. The Holsten Gate or "Holstentor" marks the western boundary of the old city center. Constructed in 1464, the brick Gothic gate is one of the relics of Lübeck's medieval city fortifications and one of two remaining city gates, the other being the Citadel Gate ("Burgtor"). Together with the old city centre (Altstadt) of Lübeck it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

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Tags:   Holstentor Holsten Gate Lübeck UNESCO World Heritage Site

N 5 B 318 C 0 E Dec 27, 2018 F Dec 28, 2018
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The Pilgrimage Church of Wies (German: Wieskirche) is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by brothers J. B. and Dominikus Zimmermann, the latter of whom lived nearby for the last eleven years of his life. It is located in the foothills of the Alps, in the municipality of Steingaden in the Weilheim-Schongau district, Bavaria, Germany.

It is said that, in 1738, tears were seen on a dilapidated wooden figure of Christ. This miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture. In 1740, a small chapel was built to house the statue but it was soon realized that the building would be too small for the number of pilgrims it attracted, and so Steingaden Abbey decided to commission a separate shrine. Many who have prayed in front of the statue of Jesus on the altar have claimed that people have been miraculously cured of their diseases, which has made this church even more of a pilgrimage site.

Construction took place between 1745 and 1754, and the interior was decorated with frescoes in the tradition of the Wessobrunner School.

The Wieskirche was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1983. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.

Tags:   Wieskirche Dominikus Zimmermann

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Lord and Lady of the Wine (also The Glass of Wine ) is an oil painting by Jan Vermeer . The painting was created between 1658 and 1660. It shows a seated woman drinking wine and a standing man with a jug in his hand, which presents a moral statement. Since 1901, the painting Herr und Dame belongs to the collection of the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin .

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Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) is a royal palace designed for King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. The Rococo style palace is located in southwest Bavaria near Ettal Abbey. The palace is modeled after the much larger palace at Versailles; Ludwig was a great admirer of Louis XIV.

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Tags:   Linderhof Palace Schloss Linderhof King Ludwig II Bavaria

N 4 B 296 C 1 E Dec 29, 2018 F Dec 29, 2018
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The Pilgrimage Church of Wies (German: Wieskirche) is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by brothers J. B. and Dominikus Zimmermann, the latter of whom lived nearby for the last eleven years of his life. It is located in the foothills of the Alps, in the municipality of Steingaden in the Weilheim-Schongau district, Bavaria, Germany.

It is said that, in 1738, tears were seen on a dilapidated wooden figure of Christ. This miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture. In 1740, a small chapel was built to house the statue but it was soon realized that the building would be too small for the number of pilgrims it attracted, and so Steingaden Abbey decided to commission a separate shrine. Many who have prayed in front of the statue of Jesus on the altar have claimed that people have been miraculously cured of their diseases, which has made this church even more of a pilgrimage site.

Construction took place between 1745 and 1754, and the interior was decorated with frescoes in the tradition of the Wessobrunner School.

The Wieskirche was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1983. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.

Tags:   Pilgrimage Church Premonstratensian Monastery Dominikus Zimmermann


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