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Germany - Limburg an der Lahn

Limburg - developed around a castle from the late 7th century - was first mentioned in documents in the year of 910 as "Lintpurc", when the St. George monastery was founded by Konrad Kurzbold. The town became stone ramparts in the 12th and following centuries. The construction of a new church belonging to St. George monastery started in 1200. Around that time a new castle was built south of the new church.

The plague ravaged Limburg in 1344. The town then underwent a steady decline until the early 19th century, when the rise of the Duchy of Nassau (1806-1866) gave a new lease of life to Limburg. In 1827, Limburg became the seat of a diocese and in 1886 it was made district capital.

Nowadays Limburg's old town offers a maze of cobble stoned streets, lined with crooked half-timbered houses some dating back to the 13th century, but most of them are ‘just’ from the 17th or 18th century.
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52 comments

Nouchetdu38 said:

Nice series of this magnificent colorful city that I know well!
2 weeks ago

Jean-louis Thiaudier… said:

Superbes maisons à colombages ***
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Stephan Fey said:

HWW, Jaap. A nice tour through the historic city!
2 weeks ago

Annemarie said:

fantastic image
HWW Jaap
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Julien Rappaport said:

Agréable pour une balade en ville . ***********
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de ces maisons à colombages !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Schussentäler said:

sehr schöne alte Gasse
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Belle série d'images qui donne envie d'arpenter ces rues et découvrir les superbes maisons
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Wunderschöne Altstadtbilder!!
HWW!!!
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Wierd Folkersma said:

heel mooie straatopname, HWW Jaap!
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Great perspective, impressive architecture and amazing colour contrast. All the best, Joe
2 weeks ago

J. Gafarot said:

Superb.
I did not know it from before.
Thank you for the Note again.
2 weeks ago

Percy Schramm said:

Fine capture of the beautitul town of Limburg. And I like the half-timbered houses.
2 weeks ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Bien renseignée et bien rendue.
Bonne journée paisible.
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Xata said:

Nice houses and street, most pleasant.
HWW Jaap
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