The Bridge at Remagen

The bridge at Remagen, built during World War I from 1916 to 1918 in order to supply German troops at the Western Front and named after Army Quarter Master General Erich Ludendorff, was scarcely used afterwards, but became world famous when American soldiers took the bridge by surprise on 7 March 1945. The Memorial to … Read more » “The Bridge at Remagen”

The German City Phoenix

In 1771/72, Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia, had the Barberini Palace built on the bank of the Havel River. Along with the St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and the Old Town Hall (Alter Rathaus).Tthese buildings formed the center of Potsdam for many years. The architects Carl von Gontard (1731-1791) and George Christian Unger (1743-1799) … Read more » “The German City Phoenix”

The Callenberger Retabel United

The Grassi Museum in Leipzig counts among the most significant of its type in Europe and stands out for a completely new permanent exhibition, “From Ancient times to Historism”. It is a call to a journey covering over 3,000 years of the history of art, in the Roman Hall, the Piranesi Gallery and the Treasure Chamber. The second … Read more » “The Callenberger Retabel United”

The finest Roman fort in Germany

The ancient Roman city Bodobrica, nowadays Boppard, has the finest preserved Roman fortification in Germany. The citadel was built in the second half of the 4th century and was meant to defend the left bank of the Rhine against invasions by German tribes. These tribes had driven the Roman army out of the right bank … Read more » “The finest Roman fort in Germany”

Rebel Without a Cause Gaston

Gaston is the main character in a Belgium comic created in the French language by André Franquin (1924-1997) in 1957. Gaston Lagaffe (Gaston Blunder) symbolizes and forecasts to a certain extent the roaring sixties. Gaston worked  at the office of the publisher of the comic and the story line follows the daily activities of Gaston … Read more » “Rebel Without a Cause Gaston”