Jaap van 't Veen's photos with the Beieren

Germany - Oberstdorf, Trettachtal

Germany - Oberstdorf, Trettachtal
Trettachtal (Trettach Valley) is one of Oberstdorf’s valleys, which are characterised by glacial drift from the latest ice age. The valley glaciers from the large side valleys gradually crept south, forming the scenery that is visible today. As the glacie…
Added on May 13, 2019

Germany - Pommersfelden, Weissenstein Palace

Germany - Pommersfelden, Weissenstein Palace
Schloss Weißenstein (Castle Weissenstein) looks for me more like a palace. This palatial residence is a masterwork of Franconian baroque architecture. It is considered being one of Germany’s most beautiful baroque buildings.

In 1710, Lothar Franz von Sc…
Added on March  1, 2019

Germany - Bamberg Cathedral

Germany - Bamberg Cathedral
The Bamberg Cathedral - officially the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George ( Bamberger Dom St. Peter und St. Georg - is a late Romanesque building. The church founded in 1002 by emperor Heinrich II and dedicated on May 6, 1012, the birthday of the emper…
Added on January 21, 2019

Germany - Ebrach, Abbey Church

Germany - Ebrach, Abbey Church
The (former) Cistercian abbey in Ebrach was founded in the year of 1127 by a nobleman Berno and was the oldest and most important of its kind in Franconia. The abbey was settled by twelve monks from Morimond Abbey in Burgundy. The first church was dedicat…
Added on December 28, 2018

Germany - Veitshöchheim Palace

Germany - Veitshöchheim Palace
Veitshöchheim Palace (Schloss Veitshöchheim) is located in the town, nearby the river Main and a couple of kilometers from Würzburg. It was built as a summer palace - originally used as a hunting lodge - for the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg between 1680 and…
Added on December 21, 2018

Germany - Rabenstein Castle

Germany - Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle (Burg Rabenstein) lies in the heart of Franconian Switzerland, nestled on a rock high above the valley of the river Ailsbach. It is situated along the so called (famous) “Castle Road’, which connects more than 90 castles in Germany.

Th…
Added on November 26, 2018

Germany - Memmelsdorf, Seehof Palace

Germany - Memmelsdorf, Seehof Palace
Seehof Palace (Schloss Seehof) was built from 1686 as a summer residence for the Bamberg Prince-Bishops. The palace is often Marquardsburg after its founder called Marquard Sebastian von Schenk von Stauffenberg. This Prince-Bishop loved the rural area aro…
Added on November 23, 2018

Germany - Franconian Switzerland, Tüchersfeld

Germany - Franconian Switzerland, Tüchersfeld
Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz) is a well known tourist area between the cities of Nürnberg, Bayreuth and Bamberg. The region is a natural wonderland featuring soft rolling forested hills, steep cliffs and green river valleys. It is a backdrop…
Added on November 12, 2018

Germany - Gößweinstein, Basilica of the Holy Trinity

Germany - Gößweinstein, Basilica of the Holy Trinity
It is said that already in 1071 a chapel have stood on the place of the present basilica. In 1240 the chapel was converted into a spacious church dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The earliest official mention of a church in Gößweinstein however can be found…
Added on November  9, 2018

Germany - Bamberg, Old Town Hall

Germany - Bamberg, Old Town Hall
There is quite a story - don’t know if it is true - around the construction of the old town hall (,i>Altes Rathaus): the bishop of Bamberg refused to allocate land to the city’s residents for the construction of a town hall. This prompted the townsfolk to…
Added on October 29, 2018

Germany - Bamberg, ‘Little Venice’

Germany - Bamberg, ‘Little Venice’
Bamberg - first mentioned officially in the year 902 - is built on seven hills and calls itself ‘Franconian Rome’.
The city has a well preserved historical centre; for its historical architecture and preserved heritage, the whole old town of Bamberg is s…
Added on October 26, 2018

Germany - Oberstdorf, Söllereck

Germany - Oberstdorf, Söllereck
Söllereck is family friendly ski area offering easy and intermediate ski runs with a total of 12 km of slopes. It has one cable car and four ski-lifts. At the base station is a large area for children.

The Söllereck ski area is situated between the elev…
Added on July 30, 2018

Germany - Oberstdorf, Fellhorn area

Germany - Oberstdorf, Fellhorn area
The Fellhorn/Kanzelwand ski area is located on the border between Germany and Austria. It has fourteen cable cars and lifts with a total of thirty-six kilometers of slopes. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 920 and 1.967 m.

The…
Added on December  1, 2017

Germany - Oberstdorf, Breitachklamm

Germany - Oberstdorf, Breitachklamm
The river Breitach has cut a deep canyon into the rocks of the Bavarian Alps, almost on the border between Austria and Germany, just south of Oberstdorf. The most interesting part of the gorge is a couple of hundred meters long. On some places the steep w…
Added on October 26, 2017

Germany - Ansbach, Orangery

Germany - Ansbach, Orangery
The Ansbach Residence (Residenz Ansbach or Markgrafenschloß) was the government seat of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. The palace (PiP 3) has its own court garden with an orangery, although it has always been separated from the palace by other build…
Added on August 21, 2017

Germany - Oberstdorf, Nebelhorn

Germany - Oberstdorf, Nebelhorn
The legendary view from the Nebelhorn at a height of 2.224 m towards ‘400 mountain peaks’ with Zugspitze, Lechtaler Alps and Swiss mountains.
Added on June 13, 2017

Germany - Bolsterlang

Germany - Bolsterlang
View from the trail from Hörnerbahn mountain station to Berghaus Schwaben into the Valley of the River Iller nearby Oberstdorf.
Added on February  9, 2017

Germany - Donaustauf, Walhalla

Germany - Donaustauf, Walhalla
The Walhalla - modeled on the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens - is a Hall of Fame to honor German speaking artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians and other historic men and women. (For me as a Dutchman it was a bit odd to see some fa…
Added on November 30, 2016