Gables in the Old Town

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Landshut, Germany

Gables in the Old Town Landshut Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Gables, Gables, Gables Feb 04, 2017
Landshut's houses were built on long but narrow patches of land, with the gables lined up

along the streets. All the streets in the old town have them. They are the most striking feature in the old town's appearance. All the gables are different. There are not two alike. Look at the details.

The oldest of these are indeed medieval i.e. gothic, but many are younger. There are facades from the Renaissance, the baroque era, and also many from the 19th century in the various styles of historism. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish a real medieval one from a 19th century fake.

A funny local speciality of some gothic (and neogothic) houses are the little turrets lined up along the edge of the gable.
Gables from different eras
Gables from different eras
Neo-?)Gothic gable
Reflection on gables (sometimes ev…
Kathrin_E says:
Thanks for compliments - they kept me busy for quite a while, but persistence and stubbornness were finally rewarded;-)
Posted on: Feb 05, 2017
Brillant photos here. *winkygrin*
Posted on: Feb 05, 2017
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