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Journey Through Upper Palatinate Georg Schwikart

Journey Through Upper Palatinate

Georg Schwikart

Published October 1st 2011
ISBN : 9783800340606
Hardcover
140 pages
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Upper Palatinate, which stretches from the Danube to the Fichtelgebirge, is showcased as a representative of Germany’s diverse natural beauty in this picturesque guide. From the raw climes of the Oberpfälzer Wald with its impressive rock formationsMoreUpper Palatinate, which stretches from the Danube to the Fichtelgebirge, is showcased as a representative of Germany’s diverse natural beauty in this picturesque guide. From the raw climes of the Oberpfälzer Wald with its impressive rock formations to the landscapes of the Naab and Regen, this striking array of images also explores the deep green of the Bayerischer Wald and the fertile plains of the Danube of the national park of the Altmühltal, where valuable fossils from the Jurassic ocean can still be found. Celtic settlements, Roman remains, magnificent palaces, and formidable castles are depicted, telling of the area’s rich and turbulent past, with the intact medieval center of Regensburg now established as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many other places are illustrated as having retained their medieval character, including a variety of enormous churches and impressive town houses. Investigating the region’s many museums, open-air sites, and exhibitions of local history, ancient traditions and customs are revealed as strongly present in the many festivals held throughout the land. Additional features comment on the metropolis of Regensburg, the region’s monasteries and chapels, the cuisine of Upper Palatinate, and the fine art of porcelain manufacturing.