Spandau Citadel


As promised, this week we're taking a tour through the Spandau Citadel. It's always good to start with a full-frontal of the building itself. The Citadel was completed in 1594 and is built at the crossroads of the rivers Havel and Spree, making it a perfect defensive spot. Today the Citadel hosts a Heimatmuseum. I hope you'll stop by again tomorrow for a look inside.

20 comments:

  1. the crest is very impressive

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  2. I really know little about Germany so it is so nice to get educated by you, Hal!

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    1. I know! European history in school was the equivalent of "British" history, eh? ;-)

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  3. That's quite an imposing building; the crest is striking.

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  4. It does have the look of a fortress. I can't wait to see inside.

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  5. Indeed a building with broad shoulders.

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  6. That's quite an impressive entrance. I shall look forward to seeing more of the place!

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  7. An imposing structure... I look forward to more!

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  8. Very pretty, and I like the colours and the light.

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  9. Most imposing & I like the crest as if it is under a rainbow arc.

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  10. Most impressive! The walls must be very thick.

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  11. I hope you will translate helmet museum ... Yikes my spell check refuses to let me write what I want there ... I know it isn't helmet. Anyway, the Citadel is formidable looking but attractive too. Interested to see more.

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    1. Heimatmuseum means "hometown" museum. A place where they display historic items from the city (goods that were once manufactured three, etc.) or items from a hometown hero. The Heimat part of the museum was actually quite interesting. I didn't know about all the industry that was once in Spandau. But we'll get to that later this week!

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  12. I never visited - can you imagine? But I know that it was used as a prison for an infamous person Looking forward to seeing more.

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  13. A museum is far more inviting than a fortress!

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  14. Another place to visit:)

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