"Nuremburg is a city in the Bavarian province of Middle Franconia, Germany; on the Pegnitz river; 95 miles N. by W. of Munich. It is the quaintest and most interesting town of Germany, on account of the wealth of medieval architecture which it presents in its many-towered walls, its gateways, its picturesque streets with their gabled house fronts, its bridges, and its beautiful Gothic fountains."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Balcony of House in Nuremburg

"Nuremburg is a city in the Bavarian province of Middle Franconia, Germany; on the Pegnitz river; 95…

A hot-air balloon invented by Charles Green, used to travel from London to Weilburg, Germany.

Vauxhall Balloon

A hot-air balloon invented by Charles Green, used to travel from London to Weilburg, Germany.

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the ornamentation has affinity with the Gothic style, whilst the larger number show traces of the later Renaissance. The most characteristic feature of these buildings is that the storeys are not places perpendicularly one above another, but that each overhangs the one immediately beneath it [shown here]. This overhanging construction gives scope for much external enrichment, and especially for that which forms the perpendicular ornament of these buildings, namely, the carved or fluted brackets which support the walls of the story above, and the spaces between these brackets. The wall space below these is not always fluted or carved, but sometimes covered with a more or less ornamental outer coating of upright or sloping timbers."

Front of a Bay-work House at Halberstadt

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the…

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the ornamentation has affinity with the Gothic style, whilst the larger number show traces of the later Renaissance. The most characteristic feature of these buildings is that the storeys are not places perpendicularly one above another, but that each overhangs the one immediately beneath it. This overhanging construction gives scope for much external enrichment, and especially for that which forms the perpendicular ornament of these buildings, namely, the carved or fluted brackets which support the walls of the story above, and the spaces between these brackets [shown here]. The wall space below these is not always fluted or carved, but sometimes covered with a more or less ornamental outer coating of upright or sloping timbers."

Detail of a Bay-work House at Halberstadt

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the…

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the ornamentation has affinity with the Gothic style, whilst the larger number show traces of the later Renaissance. The most characteristic feature of these buildings is that the storeys are not places perpendicularly one above another, but that each overhangs the one immediately beneath it. This overhanging construction gives scope for much external enrichment, and especially for that which forms the perpendicular ornament of these buildings, namely, the carved or fluted brackets which support the walls of the story above, and the spaces between these brackets [shown here]. The wall space below these is not always fluted or carved, but sometimes covered with a more or less ornamental outer coating of upright or sloping timbers."

Detail of a Bay-work House at Halberstadt

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the…

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the ornamentation has affinity with the Gothic style, whilst the larger number show traces of the later Renaissance. The most characteristic feature of these buildings is that the storeys are not places perpendicularly one above another, but that each overhangs the one immediately beneath it. This overhanging construction gives scope for much external enrichment, and especially for that which forms the perpendicular ornament of these buildings, namely, the carved or fluted brackets which support the walls of the story above, and the spaces between these brackets. The wall space below these is not always fluted or carved, but sometimes covered with a more or less ornamental outer coating of upright or sloping timbers [shown here]."

Portion of a Bay-work House at Halberstadt

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the…

A German composer and pianist. He is considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music.

Ludwig van Beethoven

A German composer and pianist. He is considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional…

Prussian stateman.

Otto von Bismark

Prussian stateman.

A German passenger steam ship.

Steam Boat

A German passenger steam ship.

This modern bottle is made out of cut glass and found in Dresden, Germany.

Modern Bottle

This modern bottle is made out of cut glass and found in Dresden, Germany.

This Old German bottle is made out of glass found in the Spessart region in Germany.

Old German Bottle

This Old German bottle is made out of glass found in the Spessart region in Germany.

This wrought-iron bracket is a German Renaissance style. It is a bearer of a water-stoup, found on a sepulchral cross in a cemetery in Kirchzarten, Germany.

Wrought-Iron Bracket

This wrought-iron bracket is a German Renaissance style. It is a bearer of a water-stoup, found on a…

This is an engraved portrait of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, Germany. He was a cardinal priest of the Holy Roman Church. This portrait was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer.

Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg

This is an engraved portrait of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, Germany. He was a cardinal priest…

The Heidelberg Castle (in German language named: Heidelberger Schloss) is a famous ruin in Germany and landmark of Heidelberg. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps.The castle has only been partially rebuilt since its demolition in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is located 80 m (262 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside, and thereby dominates the view of the old downtown. It is served by an intermediate station on the Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway that runs from Heidelberg's Kornmarkt to the summit of the Königstuhl.The earliest castle structure was built before AD 1214 and later expanded into 2 castles circa 1294; however, in 1537, a lightning-bolt destroyed the upper castle. The present structures had been expanded by 1650, before damage by later wars and fires. In 1764, another lightning-bolt destroyed some rebuilt sections."The Renaissance style was not employed in Germany before the middle of the sixteenth century, and the most noteworthy instances of it are the Belvedere of Ferdinand I., on the Hradschin at Prague, and the so-called Otto Henry buildings at Heidelberg Castle (1556-1559). The Façade of the last-mentioned structure" "in peculiar for a richness and variety of details which almost border on excess. At the same time a certain heaviness prevails, which forms a contrast to the graceful elegance of the best Italian buildings in the same style: in fact these faults may be said to characterize the productions of the German Renaissance style in general. A further instance of this is afforded by [this image], which represents a portion of the façade , though, properly speaking, it belongs to the Roccocco style."

Façade of the Building of Henry the Wise in Heidelberg Castle (1601-1607)

The Heidelberg Castle (in German language named: Heidelberger Schloss) is a famous ruin in Germany and…

The Great Cannon is an etching that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1518. It depicts the prevailing dread of the Turks trying to enter Nuremberg, Germany.

The Great Cannon

The Great Cannon is an etching that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1518. It depicts…

The Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in St. Gereon's church in Cologne, Germany. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in St. Gereon's church in Cologne, Germany. It is a design of…

The Romanesque cushion capital is a design found in a monastery in Lippoldsberg, Germany. The design is a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

The Romanesque cushion capital is a design found in a monastery in Lippoldsberg, Germany. The design…

This Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in the Abbey church in Germany. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

This Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in the Abbey church in Germany. It is a design of a half sphere…

The Serpent Cast a form created by both a viper and lizard. It was typically used for symbolic and decorative purposes, designed by Eberhard of Heilbronn in Germany.

Serpent Cast

The Serpent Cast a form created by both a viper and lizard. It was typically used for symbolic and decorative…

Serpent is a word of Latin origin, meaning something that creeps. It was typically used for symbolic and decorative purposes.

Serpent Cast

Serpent is a word of Latin origin, meaning something that creeps. It was typically used for symbolic…

A castle on the Rhine in Germany.

Castle

A castle on the Rhine in Germany.

The Cathedral of Cologne is renowned as a monument of Christianity and of Gothic architecture. It is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. Because of its enormous twin spires, it also presents the largest façade of any church in the world. The famous tomb of the Magi is contained within its walls. Three copper lamps, always burning, bear the names of the three kings, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.

Cathedral of Cologne

The Cathedral of Cologne is renowned as a monument of Christianity and of Gothic architecture. It is…

Charlemagne and his nobles ride on horseback

Charlemagne and his nobles

Charlemagne and his nobles ride on horseback

Charlemagne on horseback

Charlemagne and his nobles

Charlemagne on horseback

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Charles V

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Emperor of Germany

Charles V, Emperor of Germany

Emperor of Germany

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 modern circular panel is a silver plaque design found in Berlin, Germany.

Modern Circular Panel

The modern circular panel is a silver plaque design found in Berlin, Germany.

This Renaissance circular panel is found in a church in Kamenz, Germany.

Renaissance Circular Panel

This Renaissance circular panel is found in a church in Kamenz, Germany.

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance in 1597. A slender tall cabinet, the upper and lower parts of which are provided with doors, which holds various necessary objects, while the center takes the form of a niche. Inside the niche hangs a metal water-reservoir with a lid and a drain. It also includes metal wrought-iron towel-holders.

Toilet-Stand Clock-Case

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance in 1597. A slender tall cabinet,…

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance. Made of various colored wood, it was a slender tall cabinet where the upper and lower parts included doors, which holds various necessary objects. The center takes the form of a niche and inside the niche hangs a metal water-reservoir with a lid and a drain. It also includes metal wrought-iron towel-holders.

Toilet-Stand Clock-Case

This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance. Made of various colored wood, it…

The Gewandhaus, or Cloth Hall, at Old Town Market in Brunswick originally served as a warehouse for a garment cutter. This image "shows an interesting and pleasing example of the German Renaissance."

Cloth Hall at Brunswick

The Gewandhaus, or Cloth Hall, at Old Town Market in Brunswick originally served as a warehouse for…

"Germany's most beautiful cathedral, Cologne." -Foster, 1921

Cologne Cathedral

"Germany's most beautiful cathedral, Cologne." -Foster, 1921

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric,…

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is a German design found in a castle in Baden-Baden. It imitates the Doric,…

This Renaissance console is a German design found in the Heidelberg castle. It imitates the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is a German design found in the Heidelberg castle. It imitates the Doric, Ionic…

This Renaissance console is shown in its front and side view. It is a Late French design that is a Triglyph-console.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is shown in its front and side view. It is a Late French design that is a Triglyph-console.

Chancellor of Germany, founder of the German Empire

Count von Bismarck

Chancellor of Germany, founder of the German Empire

The gable of Church Cross is found in St. Urban's, Unterlimburg, Germany. It is used as a finial on Gables (top of roof).

Gable of Church Cross

The gable of Church Cross is found in St. Urban's, Unterlimburg, Germany. It is used as a finial on…

The medieval steeple cross is found in the historic region Franconia of northern Germany.

Medieval Steeple Cross

The medieval steeple cross is found in the historic region Franconia of northern Germany.

The medieval steeple cross is found in the historic region Franconia of northern Germany.

Medieval Steeple Cross

The medieval steeple cross is found in the historic region Franconia of northern Germany.

The medieval steeple cross is found in the historic region Franconia of northern Germany.

Medieval Steeple Cross

The medieval steeple cross is found in the historic region Franconia of northern Germany.

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center of the cross has a metal plate that contains an inscription.

Wrought-Iron Tomb Cross

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center…

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center of the cross has a metal plate that contains an inscription.

Wrought-Iron Tomb Cross

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center…

This trophy door panel was used as a decoration at a castle in Heidelberg, Germany during the German Renaissance.

Trophy Door Panel

This trophy door panel was used as a decoration at a castle in Heidelberg, Germany during the German…

This trophy door panel was used as a decoration at a castle in Heidelberg, Germany during the German Renaissance.

Trophy Door Panel

This trophy door panel was used as a decoration at a castle in Heidelberg, Germany during the German…

The Dresden Hotel in Bellevue, Germany.

Dresden-Hotel Bellevue

The Dresden Hotel in Bellevue, Germany.

The High Relief Eagle is a monument in Berlin, Germany that was designed by Rauch.

High Relief Eagle

The High Relief Eagle is a monument in Berlin, Germany that was designed by Rauch.

This Renaissance earring is inspired from a portrait in castle at Gotha in Germany.

Renaissance Earring

This Renaissance earring is inspired from a portrait in castle at Gotha in Germany.

The Elisabeth Church in Marburg was built by the Order of the Teutonic Knights in honor of Elisabeth of Hungary. Her tomb made the church an important pilgrimage destination in the late Middle Ages. The building is now a Protestant church.

Section of Elisabeth Church, Marburg, Germany

The Elisabeth Church in Marburg was built by the Order of the Teutonic Knights in honor of Elisabeth…

This is a Page from the Emperor Maximilian's Prayer-Book. The drawings in the margins where created by Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the Royal Library in Munich, Germany.

A Page from the Emperor Maximilian's Prayer Book

This is a Page from the Emperor Maximilian's Prayer-Book. The drawings in the margins where created…

The chancel screen finial is found in the space around the altar. It is a 16th century design found in Freiburg, Germany.

Chancel Screen Finial

The chancel screen finial is found in the space around the altar. It is a 16th century design found…

The coronal finial is made out of wrought-iron. It is a 17th century design of foliage found in Limburg, Germany.

Coronal Finial

The coronal finial is made out of wrought-iron. It is a 17th century design of foliage found in Limburg,…

The coronal finial is modern gate found in Berlin, Germany. It is a floral design made out of wrought-iron.

Coronal Finial

The coronal finial is modern gate found in Berlin, Germany. It is a floral design made out of wrought-iron.

A statue of Frederick the Great.

Statue of Frederick the Great

A statue of Frederick the Great.

This is an engraved portrait of Elector Frederick the Wise who was Elector of Saxony, Germany. It was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer.

Elector Frederick the Wise

This is an engraved portrait of Elector Frederick the Wise who was Elector of Saxony, Germany. It was…

The evolute spiral frieze is a wavelike pattern that mimics the waves of the sea. Its interstices (small openings) between the lines is decorates with leaves and flower buds. This design is found in the Otto-Heinrich building of Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

Evolute Spiral Frieze

The evolute spiral frieze is a wavelike pattern that mimics the waves of the sea. Its interstices (small…

The Pen Drawing From Life probably was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1514. It probably represents Dürer's sister-in-law Katherine Frey. It is found in the Royal Print-Cabinet in Berlin, Germany.

Pen-Drawing From Life

The Pen Drawing From Life probably was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1514. It probably…

A German illustrated man holding a camera.

German Camera Man

A German illustrated man holding a camera.