Walk through the small town in Germany
• Walk at a small town in Germany
Linz am Rhein (Linz am Rhein) - a small town in Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate. He lives in it a total of about 6000 people.
But despite its small size, the place is very popular among tourists. As Linz just do not call - and "most colorful city on the Rhine" and "Frameworks capital of Germany" and even "Gingerbread City".
Let's see if this town is so beautiful really like about it tell.
Further, a lot of flowers, half-timbered houses and a lot of people ...
We are in Linz am Rhein in transit, on the way to the festival, "Lights of the Rhine" in Koblenz. I used about Linz knew nothing and believed his visit a waste of time. How wrong I was! The town was just fabulous!
And yet at the same time we were lucky and not with a tour date. It was the second Saturday of August, and we got to the famous flea market, which is satisfied with only 2 times a year (!) - the third weekend of May, and the second weekend of August (just our version). It was unheard of luck!
... but because of the market here has gathered a huge number of people, we have the narrow streets just "carried" human stream. There's so easy to take pictures, and because of the limited space, and in our case it was very hard. But as they say, I will show what happened.
So, we went to Linz through its main gate "Reyntor" (Rhine Gate). They were built back in the 14th century. It is through them since ancient times was necessary to enter the city through them were the residents and guests of Linz. In front of these gates the mayor handed the symbolic keys to the city to the new owner.
If you look closely, on the walls of the gate you can see the signs, which are the years of the Rhine and its flood level:
Already at the entrance to the city, right along the old walls, the market begins. What is just not, would have taken away all this beauty with you!
From the gate we went to the central square of the city - the Main Market. They move very slowly, because of the crowd around the same as we do, tourists
On the way, trying to take pictures of a little:
Yes, there is definitely a paradise for lovers of half-timbered houses:
And this is one more part of the old city gates. It is a pity them completely into the frame could not be placed:
Here we are on the main square. A flea market is in full swing:
On the area set Mariensaule fountain with the statue of the Virgin on high column:
And nearby there is another fountain - "Ratsbrunnen", a local landmark:
It is relatively new, built in 1993. It represents Parliament. It is very unusual that the arms, legs and head shapes at the bottom of a fountain moving. Any resident can rotate them in different directions, thus expressing their attitude to the actions of the City Council, ie "for" or "against"..:
Since this is the main square of a European city, somewhere there must be a town hall. And here it is:
It looks unpretentious, but in fact it is the oldest town hall in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. And still on top of it you can see the oldest city clock. They have established in 1737. and they still do three times a day, performing ancient melodies. And just as in ancient times, a factory for once and for all established tradition - the minister brings the goods into the attic and this "plummet" (like a cuckoo clock) during the day falls to the cellar.
And on the square so cool and interesting: you can walk and look after yourself something at a flea market, but you can sit down at a table in a café and watch the bustle of the market:
But, unfortunately, we have to hurry - today we have very big plans until late at night (a grand fireworks display on the Rhine).
Let's go back and get on the Burgplatz, it is called the Castle area, because there is a real old castle Burg Linz (although I would never have thought that this castle):
It was founded in 1365g. Cologne Electors. In 1984. in a medieval castle large restoration works were carried out, and it is literally breathed new life into it. Nowadays it is the most visited tourist attraction of the city. And no wonder. Here are the current glassworks, where right in front of you can make a souvenir of your choice; in the castle are many galleries with cute trinkets; and in the basement of a museum torture chamber. More on Burgplatz is the oldest house in Linz (1500g.), Under the number 12. It is in the center of the photo. And the left is another interesting house number 11 with two gables, a pity that not all can be seen:
It is like a showcase near:
The tower with a ship on the spire:
On the street Am Gestade, next to turn on Zollstrasse, on one of the houses we saw a metal plate:
If I correctly translated, then it says that in this hotel the action begins the story "Asya" Ivan Turgenev:
Well, to sum up. The town is very beautiful and worth a visit. If I had known about it earlier, I might have planned more time for his inspection. So I wanted to slowly wander through the flea market and choose something to his liking.
In Linz you can arrive by car, and it is possible to sail on a boat on the Rhine:
And finally, views of the surroundings of Linz am Rhein:
These are the sometimes happen spontaneous pleasant trip and here are wonderful places to be found in Germany!