Friday, November 16, 2012

GERMANY. Nideggen - a city of red stone ....


the last day we traveled not only to places that are familiar to me and which I have already written, but for me it was the discovery of a small town Nideggen, located 23 km from Euskirchen, in the picturesque foothills of the Eifel. As can be seen from a poster at the gate of the old - the city we were greeted warmly!

The first mention of this place dates from the 1184 year. Count Wilhelm II Jülich founded Nideggen castle and town, which on Christmas Day 1313 has received city rights. Then the city wall was built with four vovorotami, three of which (Nyckstor, Dürener-and Zülpicher Tor) survived to date. Now the population is 10,684 people.

по стараму городку Нидегген..


because of the weather on this day (incidentally the only rainy day for 2 weeks over 30 degree heat), we were Nideggen about 6 pm, so the street lights - that's the unusual, the lights.

I think that even the pictures can be seen that the buildings are built of red stone - the fact that the town is located on the cliffs of red sandstone and mainly used in construction .....

по стараму городку Нидегген..


come across the typical course in the area half-timbered houses, like so - that was a very nice restaurant

Open up the old door in the old red wall, and we are in the old part of town ....


but these are the most Eifel which I have mentioned many times, but this particular view from a cafe terrace,
Нидигген 2009


on the terrace was a small lily pond .....

refreshed - we go for a walk through those double doors cool - we'll see the city ....

in the courtyard, I saw just such a pastoral picture .....
despite the rain, the fountain has worked in all ....

Church of St. John .....

and this is from the same church door handles in the form of praying people (incidentally, I met a whole collection of unusual door handles ....)


Almost all the buildings and walls are made ​​of red natural stone, which can not be found within 20 kilometers is from this place, and this red color gives an unusual view - with another location just can not be confused .... A little later we went down the path below and see These red rocks of which the city and built

on the protection of the city .....

but in this picture, where the fern his way bring together a rock wall, I end this walk through the city Nideggen, but not least .....
The city flower bed ....

one of three surviving city gates - the red stone, and as the situation with heavy bars.
the gate was now a "Trojan horse" - instead of the eye - the Euro, why would it?
but the gate leading to the castle Nideggena - which separate conversation .....
по стараму городку Нидегген..

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