Tag Archives: Gothic

Charlemagne’s Chapel

Charlemagne was tired. Tired from the Saxon wars that went off and on for 30 years. Tired of the ventures in southern France and northern Spain and his battles there with Basques, Saracens and Visigoths. Tired of crossing the Alps … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Cathedral in Osnabrück

St Marienkirche has perfectly symmetrical north and south sides (four gables and four high Gothic windows on each side).  It took us three minutes to walk from the church’s south side on Mrktplatz to Domplatz to visit the Dom or … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Dielingen

Our third stop on our Friday morning tour (May 25, 2012) was to the village of Dielingen which sits on North Rhine-Westphalia’s border with Lower Saxony about 12.5 miles northwest of Hedem. In the 1970s Dielingen joined twelve other villages … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Five (Part Two): Inside Cologne Cathedral (Kolner Dom)

The Cologne Cathedral was the fourth cathedral we visited on our seven-day trip down the Rhine River. It was for a time the tallest building in the world and still is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. It also … Continue reading

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