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Germany, facts and history in brief

Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dinkelsbühl is a historic city in Bavaria, Germany.
It lies in the district of Ansbach, north of Aalen.

It is an interesting medieval town, still surrounded by old walls and towers, and has an Evangelical and two Roman Catholic churches.
Notable is the so-called Deutsches Haus, the ancestral home of the counts of Drechsel-Deufstetten, a fine specimen of the German renaissance style of wooden architecture.
There is a monument to Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), a writer of stories for the young.

Fortified by the emperor Henry V, Dinkelsbühl received in 1305 the same municipal rights as Ulm, and obtained in 1351 the position of a free imperial city, which it retained till 1802, when it passed to Bavaria.
Its municipal code, the Dinkelsbühler Recht, published in 1536, and revised in 1738, contained a very extensive collection of public and private laws.

Every year Dinkelsbühl celebrates the city's surrender to Swedish Troops during the 30 Years War.
This reenactment is played out by many of the town's residents.
Several tourists come to see this reenactment which plays every summer for the last 20 years.
This reenactment features a whole array of Swedish troops attacking the city gate and children dressed in traditional garb coming to witness the event.

The old town's history is evident all over the city......where one can find buildings in the far late Roman architectural style.

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinkelsbühl) September 2005
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).

Dinkelsbühl is one of the many interesting stops on the German 'Romantic Road' itinerary.

Dinkelsbühl is a very interesting and friendly little town, that we enjoyed.

Unfortunately I do not have many of my photos left of this place, although we had four cameras between us and we taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my cameras, with large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them with my valet and money, were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife'.

You can click on these photos for an enlargement.


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