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

Stonehenge – Circles of Stone

Amazing temples and pyramids – Stonehenge – Wiltshire – United Kingdom Stonehenge might be the most famous Neolithic temple in the world. This amazing monument attracts so many people every year that local authorities had to restrict the access to the site. It’s no longer possible to walk between the stones. Visitors have to watch the site from a path that … Continue reading Stonehenge – Circles of Stone

Frauenalb – Ruins of a Nunnery – Baden-Wuerttemberg – Germany

A legend that was put down in writing in 1566 tells us the story of Graf Berthold von Eberstein and Graf Albrecht von Zimmern, two german nobles. In the year 1134 Graf von Zimmern was hunting in the forests, where he had a horrifying encounter with a ghost. His hair color turned to white immediately!! Because of this event he promised … Continue reading Frauenalb – Ruins of a Nunnery – Baden-Wuerttemberg – Germany