The stone parapet is a German Renaissance design of scrolls found on the Dagobert tower, a castle in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Stone Parapet

The stone parapet is a German Renaissance design of scrolls found on the Dagobert tower, a castle in…

This carpet pattern is a 17th century design found in Germany.

Carpet Pattern

This carpet pattern is a 17th century design found in Germany.

This gold pattern is a 15th century design found on the floor of the altar shrine in the monastery of Heilbronn in Germany.

Gold Pattern

This gold pattern is a 15th century design found on the floor of the altar shrine in the monastery of…

This painted gold pattern is 15th century design found on the floor of the St. Lorenzo church in Rottweil, Germany.

Painted Gold Pattern

This painted gold pattern is 15th century design found on the floor of the St. Lorenzo church in Rottweil,…

The painting pattern is a 15th century design found on an old cabinet in Brandenburg, Germany.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is a 15th century design found on an old cabinet in Brandenburg, Germany.

The painting pattern is a 15th century design found on an old cabinet in Brandenburg, Germany.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is a 15th century design found on an old cabinet in Brandenburg, Germany.

This pillow pattern is a German Renaissance design found in St. George's tomb in Tubingen, Germany.

Pillow Pattern

This pillow pattern is a German Renaissance design found in St. George's tomb in Tubingen, Germany.

This Lion in pavement is found in the town hall of Luneburg, Germany.

Lion in Pavement

This Lion in pavement is found in the town hall of Luneburg, Germany.

This is an engraved portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer a wealthy prominent figure in Nuremburg, Germany. He was a German Renaissance lawyer, author and Renaissance humanist during the 16th century. This portrait was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1524.

Wilibald Pirkheimer

This is an engraved portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer a wealthy prominent figure in Nuremburg, Germany.…

Strasbourg is a city in France. It is located near the German border and at one time was a part of the German Empire. The platform resides on the lower tower and can be reached by three hundred and sixty steps. Two watchmen are constantly on duty to give notice of fire in the city. As proof that one of them is always awake they are forced to ring the great bell every fifteen minutes.

Platform of Strassburg Cathedral

Strasbourg is a city in France. It is located near the German border and at one time was a part of the…

This is a Hans Burgmair print that was created in 1516 in Augsburg, Germany. It seems to depict two soldiers in discussion.

Hans Burgmais Print

This is a Hans Burgmair print that was created in 1516 in Augsburg, Germany. It seems to depict two…

This Hans Burgmair print was created in 1509, in Augsburg, Germany. It has a German title that translates, "A Sea Voyage to some Unknown Islands and Kingdoms".

Hans Burgmais Print

This Hans Burgmair print was created in 1509, in Augsburg, Germany. It has a German title that translates,…

"The next Emperor was Aurelius Probus, officer of the army of Germany. He was chosen by the legions, and recognized by the Senate, A certain Florianus, brother of Tacitus, had in the mean tie assumed the purple without recognition by either the civil or the military power; but presently finding himself abandoned, he made an end by suicide. Probus, who was a soldier and man of worth, was thus left in undisputed possession of the throne. His reign of six years was almost wholly occupied in war."—Ridpath, 1885

Probus

"The next Emperor was Aurelius Probus, officer of the army of Germany. He was chosen by the legions,…

"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

The lower part of column profiled shaft is a design found in the Mayence Cathedral in Germany.

Lower Part of Column Profiled Shaft

The lower part of column profiled shaft is a design found in the Mayence Cathedral in Germany.

"It is a gorgeous structure decorated with statues, carvings, and gold leaf, situated close by the Thiergarten." —Carpenter, 1902

Reichstag

"It is a gorgeous structure decorated with statues, carvings, and gold leaf, situated close by the Thiergarten."…

A historical ediface in Berlin, Germany. It is the meeting place of the modern German parliament.

The Reichstagsgebäude

A historical ediface in Berlin, Germany. It is the meeting place of the modern German parliament.

Line drawing of a large Romanesque church. The illustration is similar to the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen in Speyer, Germany, although it differs in some details. The original source <em>(Winston's Encyclopedia)</em> incorrectly identifies the structure as the "Cathedral of Worms."

Romanesque Church

Line drawing of a large Romanesque church. The illustration is similar to the Imperial Cathedral Basilica…

A Prussian solider who was one of the leading figures in Prussia's government during the unification period of Germany.

Albrecht von Roon

A Prussian solider who was one of the leading figures in Prussia's government during the unification…

"This structure stands on the banks of the Rhine near Coblenz. On the top are stone seats where the Electors met to elect the German king. The building shown is an eighteenth-century restoration."&mdash;Myers, 1905

The Electors' Seat

"This structure stands on the banks of the Rhine near Coblenz. On the top are stone seats where the…

This Scallop Design Shell was designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany.

Scallop Design Shell

This Scallop Design Shell was designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany.

The Saxon ships from ancient Germany.

Saxon Ships

The Saxon ships from ancient Germany.

The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed in a Romanesque style, it has two towers in the front with spires on top, similar to a pointed spear.

The Cathedral at Spires

The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed…

The tiles square panel is found in the Cistercian monastery in Bebenhausen a village in Germany.

Tiles Square Panel

The tiles square panel is found in the Cistercian monastery in Bebenhausen a village in Germany.

This is an engraving of St. Anthony by German artist Albrecht D&uuml;rer in 1519. It shows a view of a view of a fortified town that is similar to the "Burg" at Nuremburg, Germany. In the foreground is St. Anthony the Hermit absorbed in devotion with a double cross beside him that he planted.

St. Anthony

This is an engraving of St. Anthony by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1519. It shows a view of…

A Prussian statesman who was instrumental in paving the way for the unification of Germany. He was forced to resign after if became known that he had written a letter in which he criticized Napoleon.

Baron vom Stein

A Prussian statesman who was instrumental in paving the way for the unification of Germany. He was forced…

A Prussian statesman who helped pave the way for the unification of Germany.

Baron vom Stein

A Prussian statesman who helped pave the way for the unification of Germany.

The big medallion symbol is a symbol of a violin and castanet with the background of a sheet of music. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany which symbolizes the art of singing.

Big Medallion Symbol

The big medallion symbol is a symbol of a violin and castanet with the background of a sheet of music.…

The exhibit symbol comes from part of an exhibition program in Munchen in 1876 by R. Seitz.

Exhibit Symbol

The exhibit symbol comes from part of an exhibition program in Munchen in 1876 by R. Seitz.

The hunting and fishing symbol was designed by Stuck of Munich, Germany.

Hunting and Fishing Symbol

The hunting and fishing symbol was designed by Stuck of Munich, Germany.

The medallion symbol is a symbol of a tambourine with flutes in the background. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany which symbolizes the art of singing.

Medallion Symbol

The medallion symbol is a symbol of a tambourine with flutes in the background. Designed by sculptor…

The medallion base symbol is a symbol of a lyre. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany which symbolizes the art of singing.

Medallion Base Symbol

The medallion base symbol is a symbol of a lyre. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany which…

This ornament medallion symbol is a symbol of musical instruments that represent the art of singing. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany.

Ornament Medallion Symbol

This ornament medallion symbol is a symbol of musical instruments that represent the art of singing.…

The symbol of the violin maker represents the violin maker's guild in Klingenthal, Germany in 1716.

Violin Maker Symbol

The symbol of the violin maker represents the violin maker's guild in Klingenthal, Germany in 1716.

"The Berlin school, whose founder was Schinkel, the architect of the noble Berlin Theatre, and of the Museum, which is noteworthy for its magnificent fa&ccedil;ade, exhibited a decided inclination towards Grecian architecture, and strove to attain a certain purity of form, and delicacy and elegance in details, which where for the most part carried out in the Grecian style. He had to contend against a deficiency in building material. Owing to want of building-stone, the mouldings, and indeed all the architectural details, were unavoidably carried out in stucco; nor was this all, but in order to give the same durability, they were made to project as little as possible. Consequently this architectural style, with the exception of some few public buildings, seemed flat and wanting in power, especially in the case of private dwelling-houses, and frequently presented the appearance of pasteboard-work, or cabinet-work, rather than of a structural edifice. This facility also which stucco afforded for enriching the fa&ccedil;ade, caused more attention to be paid to decoration than it was entitled to, for ornament should always be kept in subservience to the main and constructive architectural forms."The Konzerthaus Berlin (once called the Schauspielhaus Berlin) is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin. Since 1994 it has been the seat of the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin.The building's predecessor, the National-Theater in the Friedrichstadt suburb, was destroyed by fire in 1817. It had been designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans and inaugurated on January 1, 1802. The hall was redesigned by Karl Friedrich Schinkel between 1818 and 1821, and the new inauguration of the K&ouml;nigliches Schauspielhaus on June 18, 1821 featured the acclaimed premiere of Carl Maria von Weber's opera Der Freisch&uuml;tz. Other works that have premiered at the theatre include Undine by E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816 and Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist in 1876.After World War I the Schauspielhaus reopened under the name of Preu&szlig;isches Staatstheater Berlin in October 1919. Under the direction of Leopold Jessner it soon became one of the leading theatres of the Weimar Republic, a tradtion ambivalently continued by his successor Gustav Gr&uuml;ndgens after the Nazi takeover in 1933, including his famous staging of Goethe's Faust and the premiere of Gerhart Hauptmann's tragedy Iphigenie in Delphi in 1941.Severely damaged by Allied bombing and the Battle of Berlin the building has been rebuilt from 1977 on and reopened as the concert hall of the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester in 1984. The exterior, including many of the sculptures of composers by Christian Friedrich Tieck and Balthasar Jacob Rathgeber, is a faithful reconstruction of Schinkel's designs, while the interior was adapted in a Neoclassical style meeting the conditions of the altered use. The great hall is equipped with a notable four-manual pipe organ including 74 stops and 5811 pipes.

Theatre at Berlin

"The Berlin school, whose founder was Schinkel, the architect of the noble Berlin Theatre, and of the…

"The Berlin school, whose founder was Schinkel, the architect of the noble Berlin Theatre, and of the Museum, which is noteworthy for its magnificent fa&ccedil;ade, exhibited a decided inclination towards Grecian architecture, and strove to attain a certain purity of form, and delicacy and elegance in details, which where for the most part carried out in the Grecian style. He had to contend against a deficiency in building material. Owing to want of building-stone, the mouldings, and indeed all the architectural details, were unavoidably carried out in stucco; nor was this all, but in order to give the same durability, they were made to project as little as possible. Consequently this architectural style, with the exception of some few public buildings, seemed flat and wanting in power, especially in the case of private dwelling-houses, and frequently presented the appearance of pasteboard-work, or cabinet-work, rather than of a structural edifice. This facility also which stucco afforded for enriching the fa&ccedil;ade, caused more attention to be paid to decoration than it was entitled to, for ornament should always be kept in subservience to the main and constructive architectural forms."The Altes Museum (German for Old Museum), is one of several internationally renowned museums on Berlin's Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. Since restoration work in 1966, it houses the antique collection (Antikensammlung) of the Berlin State Museums. The museum was built between 1825 and 1828 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian Royal family's art collection. Until 1845, it was called the Royal Museum.

Theatre at Berlin

"The Berlin school, whose founder was Schinkel, the architect of the noble Berlin Theatre, and of the…

The medieval enrichment torus moulding is a 13th century decoration found in an archivolt (underside of arch) in Gelnhausen, Germany..

Medieval Enrichment Torus Moulding

The medieval enrichment torus moulding is a 13th century decoration found in an archivolt (underside…

The Prince Royal of the kingdom of W&uuml;rtemberg, Germany, built a villa of Italian imitation with open galleries suited to the climate of Naples. Considered his "folly" since the harsh winter climate of Germany would deprive it of its sun and gentle comfort.

Villa of the Prince Royal

The Prince Royal of the kingdom of Würtemberg, Germany, built a villa of Italian imitation with…

William I, in the garb of an ancient Germanic chieftain, rides his charger over the body of prostate France. The Crown Prince, Bismarck, and other leaders appear in the background."&mdash;Webster, 1920p

Væ Victis!

William I, in the garb of an ancient Germanic chieftain, rides his charger over the body of prostate…

Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

Kaiser Wilhelm II

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

William I

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

Emperor of Germany

William I, Emperor of Germany

Emperor of Germany

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

Emperor William II

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

Ober-Appellationsrath in Kalbe and minister of justice at Hanover and finally chief syndic of the crown in Kalbe.

Herr Ludwig Windthorst

Ober-Appellationsrath in Kalbe and minister of justice at Hanover and finally chief syndic of the crown…