Category Archives: Europe

Maulbronn Monastery – Medieval Cistercian Complex in Germany

Legend says monks have been looking for a place for a new monastery . Accompanied by a mule they wandered through the woods . At the place where their mule stopped to drink, they decided to build the monastery and called it Maulbronn (= Fountain of the Mule) .   The Maulbronn Monastery was established … Continue reading Maulbronn Monastery – Medieval Cistercian Complex in Germany

Turf Church of Vidimyri – Vídimyrarkirkja – Iceland

You must not be surprised if you feel inevitably set into the homeland of the hobbits, the landscape of the Shire of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings at the sight of the Church of Vidimyri. The building materials and the size of the building cause such an association. The Vidimyrakirkja was built of turf. Only … Continue reading Turf Church of Vidimyri – Vídimyrarkirkja – Iceland

Iceland – Hallgrimskirkja – Hallgrims Church – Iceland Tours

Iceland is better known for its natural beauty rather than for historical buildings. Nevertheless, I would like to point out in this article on a building that stands out due to its unique architecture. Normally, the travelers begin their Iceland tours in Reykjavik and end it there too. This fact offers the possibility to visit … Continue reading Iceland – Hallgrimskirkja – Hallgrims Church – Iceland Tours