Michelstadt is a small town in the Odenwald in Hessen, Central Germany, between Darmstadt and Heidelberg, pop.: ~16,000. It was first mentioned in documents in 741. Its Altstadt (Old Town) features many timber-framed houses, there’s an old town wall, a gothic church, and a few castles around.

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in the cities by lina zelonka
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wiesbaden (hesse, germany)

Die Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hessen, Central Germany. You will find pubs and wine bars here, very romantic place. :)

It’s a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area was settled first by the Celts, then after the turn of the Christian Era by Ubii; later by Mattiaci. In the 1st century, the Romans pushed forth to the Taunus. In Bingen they built a castrum; on the other side, near what is now Rüdesheim, lay a bridgehead on the way to the Limes. The Romans were followed by the Alamanni, and with the Migration Period (Völkerwanderung) came the Franks. Archaeological finds of glass from this time suggest that there was already winegrowing happening then. The town had its first documentary mention in 1074.

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altstadtliebe by lina zelonka
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marburg (hesse, germany)

Wetzlar in Hessen, Central Germany, is a former Free Imperial City, owing much of its fame to being the seat of the Reichskammergericht (Imperial Supreme Court) of the Holy Roman Empire. It straddles the river Lahn and lies on the German Timber-Frame Road on the north edge of the Taunus mountain range. It’s known for its old town and its medieval cathedral. Notable features include the Eisenmarkt and the steep gradients and tightly packed street layout of a medieval town. The sandstone cathedral of St. Mary was commenced in the 12th century as a Romanesque building. In the later Middle Ages the construction was continued in Gothic style. The church was never finished, as one steeple still remains uncompleted. The cathedral suffered heavy damage in WW2 from aerial bombing, but was restored in the 1950s.

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heart of blue por lina zelonka
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lorch (hesse, germany), seen from niederheimbach (rhineland-palatinate, germany)

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