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.

German girl doll in traditional national costume.

German doll

German girl doll in traditional national costume.

Detail of German grisaille window from Cologne.

German Grisaille

Detail of German grisaille window from Cologne.

Detail of German grisaille window from Altenburg.

German Grisaille

Detail of German grisaille window from Altenburg.

"The obverse, shown here, bears under the legend Keine Bannware ('No Contraband') a representation of the sinking ship. The designer of the medal has added guns and airplanes which, however, the Lusitania did not carry."—Webster, 1920

The German Lusitania Medal

"The obverse, shown here, bears under the legend Keine Bannware ('No Contraband') a representation of…

"The monument stands on a wooded hillside opposite Bingen and overlooking the Rhine valley. The great base, 82 feet high, supports an impressive figure of Germania, 34 feet high, with the imperial crown and the laurel-wreathed sword. On the side of the pedestal facing the river is a design symbolizing 'The Watch on the Rhine.' The other sides of the pedestal bear designs representing various scenes in the Franco-German War."—Webster, 1920

The German National Monument

"The monument stands on a wooded hillside opposite Bingen and overlooking the Rhine valley. The great…

German soldier, 1901

Germany: soldier 1901

German soldier, 1901

"In contrast to the Berlin school is that of Munich, which was founded by Gärtner. Its influence, which was supported by the renown of many edifices constructed by this architect, such as the Liberty, the University Buildings, and the Ludwigskirche, extended over many other parts of Germany. Without being in any way influenced by the works of Klenze, which are erected in the classical style, such as the Glyptothek, the Pantheon, the Valhalla, and many others, Gärtner's pupils as well as his pupil's pupils, continued in the course of Romantic treatment pointed out to them, and with few exceptions remained steadfast to the Romanesque style."The Glyptothek is a museum in Munich, Germany, which was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures (hence Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve). It was designed by Leo von Klenze in the Neoclassical style, and built from 1816 to 1830. Today the museum is a part of the Kunstareal.

Glyptothek at Munich

"In contrast to the Berlin school is that of Munich, which was founded by Gärtner. Its influence,…

"Groschen of Hanover, 1866. GROSCHEN. A small silver coin of various kinds in Germany from the fourteenth century." -Whitney, 1911

Groschen

"Groschen of Hanover, 1866. GROSCHEN. A small silver coin of various kinds in Germany from the fourteenth…

An early German and Gallic house.

German Habitation

An early German and Gallic house.

An early form of German and Gallic houses.

Early Habitations

An early form of German and Gallic houses.

The city of Hamburg, Germany.

Hamburg

The city of Hamburg, Germany.

German composer.

George Frederick Handel

German composer.

This Boar Head was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

Boar Head

This Boar Head was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

This Fox Head was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

Fox Head

This Fox Head was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

This Head of a Hunting Dog was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

Hunting Dog Head

This Head of a Hunting Dog was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

This Ox head was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

Ox Head

This Ox head was designed by Habenschaden of Munchen, Germany.

This bookplate of Hector Pomer is woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer. Pomer was a provost of St. Laurence, Nuremburg, Germany. A woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface, and then printing it on paper.

Bookplate of Hector Pomer

This bookplate of Hector Pomer is woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer. Pomer…

The second president of Germany, from 1925 to 1934. He was also the Chief of General Staff for Germany during World War I.

Hindenburg

The second president of Germany, from 1925 to 1934. He was also the Chief of General Staff for Germany…

The gothic hinge is found on a church door in Viersen, Germany. It is an extended strap hinge that is made of wrought metal-work.

Gothic Hinge

The gothic hinge is found on a church door in Viersen, Germany. It is an extended strap hinge that is…

This Renaissance hinge is found in a town-hall is Augsburg, Germany. It is a 17th century design.

Renaissance Hinge

This Renaissance hinge is found in a town-hall is Augsburg, Germany. It is a 17th century design.

This Renaissance hinge is found on a door in Ettlingen, Germany.

Renaissance Hinge

This Renaissance hinge is found on a door in Ettlingen, Germany.

This termination of hinge is found in a town-hall in Munster, Germany. It terminates as a leaf.

Termination of Hinge

This termination of hinge is found in a town-hall in Munster, Germany. It terminates as a leaf.

This termination of hinge is found in a town-hall in Munster, Germany. It terminates as a leaf.

Termination of Hinge

This termination of hinge is found in a town-hall in Munster, Germany. It terminates as a leaf.

This termination of hinge is found in Gelnhausen, Germany. It is a 15th century design that terminates as a leaf.

Termination of Hinge

This termination of hinge is found in Gelnhausen, Germany. It is a 15th century design that terminates…

The city of Hohkonigsburg.

Hohkonigsburg near Schlettstadt

The city of Hohkonigsburg.

German painter.

Hans Holbein

German painter.

Movable huts of early Germans

Huts

Movable huts of early Germans

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to 1918.

The Iron Cross

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol…

The motto label is a found on the seal of the town of Schiltach, Germany. It has a Gothic inscription on the scroll "S. opidi schilttach".

Motto Label

The motto label is a found on the seal of the town of Schiltach, Germany. It has a Gothic inscription…

The Reformation of the Landrecht Bavaria was a print that was created in 1518. Landrecht is a city in Germany.

The Reformation of the Landrecht Bavaria

The Reformation of the Landrecht Bavaria was a print that was created in 1518. Landrecht is a city in…

Fair at Leipzig.

Leipzig

Fair at Leipzig.

The old embroidery link border design comes from Eisleben, Germany.

Old Embroidery Link Border

The old embroidery link border design comes from Eisleben, Germany.

The painted link border is a design found in a Cathedral in Brandenburg, Germany. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Painted Link Border

The painted link border is a design found in a Cathedral in Brandenburg, Germany. It is a scroll design…

The Lion Tomb in Wertheim in Germany was designed during the 16th century by Johann of Trarbach.

Tomb in Wertheim

The Lion Tomb in Wertheim in Germany was designed during the 16th century by Johann of Trarbach.

The Wounded Lion is a sculpture found in Kriegerdenkmal, Hannover, germany.

Wounded Lion

The Wounded Lion is a sculpture found in Kriegerdenkmal, Hannover, germany.

The door lozenge panel is a rhombus shape. It is a 17th century design found in the Nordlingen church in Germany.

Door Lozenge Panel

The door lozenge panel is a rhombus shape. It is a 17th century design found in the Nordlingen church…

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

Grill Lozenge Panel

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

Grill Lozenge Panel

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university professor, Father of Protestantism, and church reformer whose ideas influenced the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority. On October 31, 1517, Luther wrote to Albrecht, Archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, protesting the sale of indulgences. He enclosed in his letter a copy of his "Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences," which came to be known as The 95 Theses.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university…

The home of German monk, Martin Luther in Frankfurt.

Martin Luther's Home

The home of German monk, Martin Luther in Frankfurt.

A German man in a military uniform.

German Man

A German man in a military uniform.

A German revolutionary who argued the idea of communism in his novel The Communist Manifesto.

Karl Marx

A German revolutionary who argued the idea of communism in his novel The Communist Manifesto.

The Dying Warrior Mask was designed by Schluter for the Berlin arsenal in 1697.

Dying Warrior Mask

The Dying Warrior Mask was designed by Schluter for the Berlin arsenal in 1697.

Female metal shield, German Renascence.

German Renascence Mask

Female metal shield, German Renascence.

Female metal shield, German Renascence.

German Renascence Mask

Female metal shield, German Renascence.

A German-Austrian politician who was a critical character before and during the Congress of Vienna.

Prince Metternich

A German-Austrian politician who was a critical character before and during the Congress of Vienna.

A female German Nation Monument holding a crown.

German National Monument on the Niederwald

A female German Nation Monument holding a crown.

This ivory inlay oblong panel is a 16th century design that was designed by Hans Schieferstein in Germany.

Ivory Inlay Oblong Panel

This ivory inlay oblong panel is a 16th century design that was designed by Hans Schieferstein in Germany.

This ivory inlay oblong panel is a 16th century design that was designed by Hans Schieferstein in Germany.

Ivory Inlay Oblong Panel

This ivory inlay oblong panel is a 16th century design that was designed by Hans Schieferstein in Germany.

The Renaissance Oblong Panel is found at a church in Kamenz, Germany. It has a freer decoration of palmettes.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

The Renaissance Oblong Panel is found at a church in Kamenz, Germany. It has a freer decoration of palmettes.

This Renaissance oblong Panel is a design found on a tomb in Stuttgart, Germany.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

This Renaissance oblong Panel is a design found on a tomb in Stuttgart, Germany.

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is a design found at the St. Michaels' church in Germany.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is a design found at the St. Michaels' church in Germany.

The wrought-iron oblong panel is a 17th century design found in a house in Freiburg, Germany.

Wrought-Iron Oblong Panel

The wrought-iron oblong panel is a 17th century design found in a house in Freiburg, Germany.

This wrought-iron grill oblong panel is a 17th century design found in Thuringia, Germany.

Wrought-Iron Grill Oblong Panel

This wrought-iron grill oblong panel is a 17th century design found in Thuringia, Germany.

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, of which [this image] represents [a portion], 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."

Façade of the Otto Heinrich Building in Heidelberg Castle

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

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, of which [this image] represents [a portion], 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."

Façade of the Otto Heinrich Building in Heidelberg Castle

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

The balaustrade of staircase panel is a 16th century design found in Frankfort, Germany.

Balaustrade of Staircase Panel

The balaustrade of staircase panel is a 16th century design found in Frankfort, Germany.

The balaustrade of staircase panel is a 16th century design found in Frankfort, Germany.

Balaustrade of Staircase Panel

The balaustrade of staircase panel is a 16th century design found in Frankfort, Germany.

The wrought-iron grill panel is a late German Renaissance design found in a townhall in Villingen, Germany.

Wrought-Iron Grill Panel

The wrought-iron grill panel is a late German Renaissance design found in a townhall in Villingen, Germany.