Esslingen turns back time 600 years, awakens in Middle Ages

Esslinger Medieval, Christmas Markets come alive for holidays Story and photos by Kevin S. Abel As the Holiday season is upon us, across Europe the Christmas markets open their stalls and attract millions of visitors with decorated and lighted stands and the smells of the holiday. If you consider yourself a Weihnachtsmarkt professional, the Esslinger Christmas …

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Ehrenfels Castle ruins stand testament of time along Rhein River

Photo by Kevin S. Abel The Ehrenfels Castle formed together with the Mauseturm and the Klopp Castle a northward barrier since the 13th Century, in order to protect the territory of the archbishop of Mainz. In the Middle Ages it was strategically of greatest importance because of its favorable location above the Binger Loch. It …

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