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Last weekend I have visited a beautiful region of Odenwald in central Germany, a stretch of forests and rolling hills between the Main and Neckar rivers, and will share some pictures from there in the next posts. We start with a postcard shot from Michelstadt, a lovely small town in the land of Hessen. This is the first ever TE upload from this town, so I am even more glad to share this destination with you. Complete with bright half-timber houses and a largely intact city wall, Michelstadt's charming downtown is colorful and historic. We are here on the market place and see the Old Town Hall, one of the most photographed buildings in Hessen. It featured on one of the postal stamps of Deutschen Post and is known therefore in whole world, but strangely, it was not represented on TE pages until today. This half-timbered building is more than 500 years old. It was built in 1484 in the late Gothic style. The town hall served from the beginning as market hall and stood originally completely on columns from oakwood. On the right you see the tower of Pfarrkirche (Reformed Church) from the end of 14C, the town's main church.

It was a windy weather with a lot of fast-moving clouds covering the sun every minute, so I had to hunt for the light...

For other pictures of the trip - click on the travelogue on the left.

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