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Things to do in Fritzlar's old town

Updated March 6, 2017
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    What's on your wish list when you are dreaming of romantic old Germany: half-timbered houses and cobblestone, a town wall with towers, medieval churches? Fritzlar has it all... Fritzlar is full of half-timbered houses. Most of them are beautifully r…
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    Fritzlar's old town is surrounded by a medieval town wall with many towers. The wall ring is complete except a short stretch in the northeast. The engraving by Matthäus Merian from 1646 shows a panoramic view of the town as it was in the early 17th …
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    Fritzlar’s central square is surrounded by beautiful half-timbered houses from various eras. Many have inscriptions with dates, so you can study the different styles from the 16th century to the art nouveau era in the early 20th. Most houses contai…
  4. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    The Dom is the church of the Benedictine abbey, hence it is, strictly speaking, not a cathedral. Its origins are much older than that of many cathedrals, though. The Romanesque Dom dominates Fritzlar's skyline on the hilltop. The Benedictine abbey o…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    Fritzlar's history begins in early era of christianization, precisely in the year 723 A.D. when Bonifatius, Irish monk and missionary and later saint, felled the Donar oak. This event has been localized in the village of Geismar, now part of Fritzlar…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    The giant table and chairs are a recent addition. Very popular with tourists, and highly unpopular with tour guides because they are having a hard time getting their groups away from this toy and making them listen to their tour again... The backs o…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    . HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE Fritzlar had one of the first Franciscan monasteries in Germany. In 1229 the first Franciscan monks arrived. In 1237 they acquired the estate by the new town wall and started building first their convent and then the chur…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fritzlar, Germany
    From the western end of Domplatz, the far end opposite the Dom, a small lane with a few houses ends at the top of a stairway which leads downhill towards the valley and river. Unless you have walking problems, I highly recommend doing this walk. Mind…
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