The Germany Miscellaneous ClipArt gallery offers 43 illustrations of everyday life in Germany, historic costume, places, documents, and other illustrations related to Germany.

The Coat of Arms of Bavaria.

Bavarian Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of Bavaria.

A book-plate of Lazarus Spengler by Albrecht Durer in 1515

Book-plate

A book-plate of Lazarus Spengler by Albrecht Durer in 1515

The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a goat-like animal, living at moderately high altitudes and are adapted to living in steep, rugged, rocky terrain. A fully grown chamois reaches a height of about 2½ feet and weighs about 110 pounds. Males and females have short horns which are slightly curled in the posterior direction. In summer, the fur has a rich brown colour which turns to a light grey in winter. Distinct characteristics are a white face with pronounced black infraorbital stripes, a white rump and a black dorsal stripe. Chamois can reach an age of up to 20 years. Female chamois and their young live in herds; adult males tend to live solitarily for most of the year. During the rut (late November/early December in Europe, May in New Zealand), males engage in fierce battles for the attention of unbred females. An impregnated female undergoes a gestation period of 20 weeks, after which a single kid is born. The kid is fully grown by three years of age.

Chamois

The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a goat-like animal, living at moderately high altitudes and are…

Charlemagne and his nobles ride on horseback

Charlemagne and his nobles

Charlemagne and his nobles ride on horseback

A Frankish chief

Chief

A Frankish chief

"The chivalry of the gothic nations began in the woods of Germany. No youth was then permitted to assume arms, at that time the geat privilege of the noble and the free, at his own pleasure. It was made a social rank, to which it was necessary that the aspiring candidates should be elected in the public councils of their rude commonwealth; and the emulated distinction was then solemnly conferred by the prince, or a kinsman, giving them a javelin and a shield. In these customs we see the origin of knighthood." — Goodrich, 1844

Chivalry and knight-errantry

"The chivalry of the gothic nations began in the woods of Germany. No youth was then permitted to assume…

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the Persians as a standard in the battle of Cunaxa, B. C. 401. The Romans used eagles of silver, or more rarely of gold, carried in the same way as standards. The Napoleon dynasty of France also adopted the eagle as their symbol. A double-headed eagle is the emblem of Russia, Austria, and Prussia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

German Eagle

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the…

The first electric railway built in Berlin in 1879. The line was 2 feet wide and 2,700 feet long.

Siemens and Halske's Electric Engine

The first electric railway built in Berlin in 1879. The line was 2 feet wide and 2,700 feet long.

The German Imperial Crown, from the Middle Ages; now in the Treasury at Vienna.

German Crown

The German Imperial Crown, from the Middle Ages; now in the Treasury at Vienna.

"Each is as big around as a hogshead, and about fifteen feet high; it is covered with printed manner, and has a clock near the top." —Carpenter, 1902

German street corner

"Each is as big around as a hogshead, and about fifteen feet high; it is covered with printed manner,…

"Early Germans. These German ancestors of ours, for so we must consider them, since the chief element of the English-speaking race is German, continued in the barbarous stage while the Romans advanced to the founding of a great empire and were already on the road to decline; and from the first century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. there was little change in their condition."—Colby, 1899

Germans

"Early Germans. These German ancestors of ours, for so we must consider them, since the chief element…

The Höllental (Valley of Hell) is one of the routes on the German side leading up the Zugspitze (the highest mountain in Germany) on the German-Austrian border in the northern Alps. It is located in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and is considered a difficult route.

The Valley of Hell

The Höllental (Valley of Hell) is one of the routes on the German side leading up the Zugspitze (the…

"The Iron Crown was a golden crown, set with precious stones, with which anciently the kings of Italy, and afterward the German emperors were crowned when they assumed the character of kings of Lombardy. It has received the above name from an iron circle, forged, according to a tradition opposed by some and accepted by others, from a nail of the cross of Christ, and introduced into the interior of it."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Iron Crown of Lombardy

"The Iron Crown was a golden crown, set with precious stones, with which anciently the kings of Italy,…

"Proclamation of King William as Emperor of Germany at Versailles, January, 1871."—Myers, 1905

Proclamation

"Proclamation of King William as Emperor of Germany at Versailles, January, 1871."—Myers, 1905

A suspension railway, Barmen, Germany.

Suspension Railway

A suspension railway, Barmen, Germany.

The Wimbach ravine resides at the entrance of the Wimbach valley, one of the 3 main valleys of the national park Berchtesgaden at the foot of Mt. Watzmann and Mt. Hochkalter. The ravine, a geological sighting and an impressing natural spectacle, is considered a romantic natural monument.

Wimbach Ravine

The Wimbach ravine resides at the entrance of the Wimbach valley, one of the 3 main valleys of the national…

The Rhine River begins in Switzerland and flows through Germany and the Netherlands before emptying into the North Sea. The path of this river was formed by volcanic flow of lava and basalt. Along this famous river many prosperous cities grew.

Rhine River

The Rhine River begins in Switzerland and flows through Germany and the Netherlands before emptying…

Passau is one of the oldest cities in Germany, a village of Gauls in early days; and later, a Roman camp. Known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers), because the Danube is joined there by the Inn from the South, and the Ilz coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North. The position of the city, at the junction of the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers, justifies its importance.

City, Passau

Passau is one of the oldest cities in Germany, a village of Gauls in early days; and later, a Roman…

The Coat of Arms of Saxony.

Saxony Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of Saxony.

Coat of Arms, Bavaria

The Great Seal of Bavaria

Coat of Arms, Bavaria

Coat of Arms, Bergedorf

The Great Seal of Bergedorf

Coat of Arms, Bergedorf

Coat of Arms, Bremen

The Great Seal of Bremen

Coat of Arms, Bremen

Coat of Arms, Brunswick

The Great Seal of Brunswick

Coat of Arms, Brunswick

Coat of Arms, Germany - Empire

The Great Seal Germany - Empire

Coat of Arms, Germany - Empire

Coat of Arms, Germany

The Great Seal of Germany

Coat of Arms, Germany

Coat of Arms, Germany

The Great Seal of Germany

Coat of Arms, Germany

Coat of Arms, Hamburg

The Great Seal of Hamburg

Coat of Arms, Hamburg

Coat of Arms, Hanover

The Great Seal of Hanover

Coat of Arms, Hanover

Coat of Arms, Lubeck

The Great Seal of Lubeck

Coat of Arms, Lubeck

Coat of Arms, Luxemburg

The Great Seal of Luxemburg

Coat of Arms, Luxemburg

Coat of Arms, Mecklenburg Schwerin

The Great Seal of Mecklenburg Schwerin

Coat of Arms, Mecklenburg Schwerin

Coat of Arms, Oldenburg

The Great Seal of Oldenburg

Coat of Arms, Oldenburg

Coat of Arms, Saxony

The Great Seal of Saxony

Coat of Arms, Saxony

Coat of Arms, Schleswig-Holstein

The Great Seal of Schleswig-Holstein

Coat of Arms, Schleswig-Holstein

Coat of Arms, Würtemburg

The Great Seal of Würtemberg

Coat of Arms, Würtemburg

Archaeological artifacts show that Simonswald was home to farmers as early as 6000 to 3000 BC. Roman settlements date back to 5th century AC, near St. Peter's Barn. Establishing settlements in Simonswald occurred first in the New Stone Age, then was left deserted for 3 thousand years (some suggest cold climate as reason) and re-discovered in the 11th century. Official record first mention dates back to 5. August 1178 when Pope Alexander III confirmed "Sigmanswald" as property of Monastery St Margarethen, Waldkirch; until the 16th century Simonswald was called Sigmanswald.

Simonswald

Archaeological artifacts show that Simonswald was home to farmers as early as 6000 to 3000 BC. Roman…

A sixteenth century German boar spearhead.

German boar spear

A sixteenth century German boar spearhead.

An illustration Gunther Zainer's "Speculum Humanae Vitae".

Speculum Humanae Vitae

An illustration Gunther Zainer's "Speculum Humanae Vitae".

The principal meaning of the German word strudel is whirlpool.  Big Strudel, the vortex near Grein, 94 miles upstream of Vienna. These notorious rapids, 165 feet long and 40 feet wide, were a dreaded hazard in Danube navigation before Empress Maria Theresa had some of the most dangerous rocks blasted out of the river bed in 1853. Now at lowest water, the depth is still six feet in the channel. The Strudel no longer exists.

Big Strudel

The principal meaning of the German word strudel is whirlpool. Big Strudel, the vortex near Grein, 94…

Wilbad Kreuth is a quiet little town located in the mountains of Bavaria. Early in the sixteenth century, possibly in the latter part of the fifteenth century, the place where the modern town or village now stands was owned by the Abbey of Terganese, and the invalid monks of the brotherhood came from distant monasteries to for their health. They drank in the invigorating air from the mountains, and read their missal under the shade of the trees in the valley. In the Emperor's day the little town became a miniature court with many coming for the health benefits they believed it offered.

Wilbad Kreuth

Wilbad Kreuth is a quiet little town located in the mountains of Bavaria. Early in the sixteenth century,…

The Wilhelma was originally a royal palace, mimicking Moorish architecture. After the second world war, a zoo and botanical gardens. It is Europe's only large combined zoological and botanical garden and is home to over 8,000 animals from over 1,000 different species and countless exotic plants from over 5,000 different species. The zoo is famous for keeping all four kinds of great apes, all in families with offspring, as well as for its aquarium featuring animals and plants from all over the world. The botanical gardens are renowned for containing Europe's biggest magnolia grove. It is also the home of the polar bear Wilbaer, who was born in captivity at the zoo in December of 2007.

Wilhelma

The Wilhelma was originally a royal palace, mimicking Moorish architecture. After the second world war,…

The Coat of Arms of Wurtemberg.

Wurtemberg Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of Wurtemberg.

Württemberg, was originally called Wirtemberg, is an area and a former state in Swabia, an area in southwestern Germany. The Kingdom of Württemberg was a prosperous agricultural state. Rich meadowlands, cornfields, orchards, gardens, and hills covered with vines. The chief agricultural products were oats, spelt, rye, wheat, barley, and hops with a long history of producing red wines. The wines were different varieties than other German wine regions.

Würtemberg

Württemberg, was originally called Wirtemberg, is an area and a former state in Swabia, an area…