Friday, August 3, 2012

Braunfels - Germany

The german favorite card i received is this one of the Braunfels castle, which is located in the city of the same name, in the German federal state of Hesse. The card was sent by Sabine "bine".

 © Herst. u. Verlag Schöning & Co. + Gebr Schmidt
The first traces of Braunfels Castle go all the way back to the year 1246.
The palace’s appearance has changed much over the years, with new additions to the complex as well as the destruction of other parts. In 1679, much of Braunfels was incinerated in a terrible fire. Count Heinrich Trajektin was responsible for the reconstruction.
In 1845, Braunfels Castle underwent a renovation at the hands of the “Hunter Prince” Ferdinand who rebuilt parts of it in the Gothic Revival style and added its famous Knights Hall.
The castle got yet another makeover just 35 years later by Prince George. He is the man to thank for the castle’s present look. Much of its unique features, like the towers and bay windows, can be attributed to him. - in:

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