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Apolda and surroundings, Thuringia
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It is my fault that I cannot use any own pictures in this website. For that reason I had not included it in my previous issues of our Internet travel guide. Thanks to Wikipedia I could do it now.
Please carry always a fully charged spare battery with you when you travel and do not los it. That happened to me!
Apolda has a long history of bell casting but I do not know wether this is still a booming business. Times have changed, People are complaining about church bells, churches are closing and the small bells which are still used on cows in the mountains cannot be compared with large church bells.
However Apolda is still known as the "Bell City" as my hosts in Kranichfeld told me when we shared a bottle of "Rotkäppchen" sparkling wine.
Please visit the bell museum - get inspired by the YouTube video below.

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An old "Glockengießerei" (bell casting company)- many thanks to Wikipedia and Murray Bosinsky

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A bell from Apolda - many thanks to Wikipedia and Ghostwriter123

My wife Elizabeth had already returned to Canada, She was still working as a nurse and people do not enjoy 5 weeks of vacations as in Germany. I am already retired and now self employed.
Being without Elizabeth I had changed the priorities of what to see and to do.
I did not do any window shopping and also did not visit any of the churches what I regret now.

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The "Martinskirche" in Apolda - many thanks to Wikipedia and NatiSythen

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The "Lutherkirche"- many thanks to Wikipedia and Erwin Meier

After I realized that I was not able to take pictures I only made a sightseeing tour by car and decided to come back - what I never did because I also was running out of time.
Apolda's history can be traced back to the year 1119. Since the unification of Germany lots of renovations must have been done here too.
We had visited Thuringia about one year after that and there is no comparison to that time.

This town hall is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

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Downtown - many thanks to Wikipedia and Von Michael Sander - Selbst fotografiert, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=765490

Normally, both of us loved to visit castles. Elizabeth got addicted to them when we lived for one year in Bavaria. Without a working camera I skipped a visit.

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Castle Apolda - many thanks to Wikipedia and Rüdiger Wölk

Be prepared for walking. Today I must use a rotator. During my visit of Apolda I was too lazy to explore the pedestrian zone and I could not take pictures anyhow.
Please believe me as long as I was not handicapped I loved walking with Elizabeth. She could do her window shopping and enjoyed to have a coffee or a real meal sitting outdoors. Do this as long as you can!

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The Strickermannbrunnen in Apolda (David der Strickermann) - many thanks to Wikipedia and Jwaller

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The "Bürgerbrunnen" - many thanks to Wikipedia and Murray Bosinsky

Use the Google map to find this tower on HWY 87 (B 87). Climb the stairs to a viewing platform.

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The "Bismarkturm" - many thanks to Wikipedia and ErwinMeier

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Viadukt in Apolda - many thanks to Wikipedia and NatiSythen

This railway viaduct was built in 1846 and it is still in use by approximately 300 trains daily. Naturally some reinforcements had to be done over the years.
It has been used by trains with steam engines, diesel locomotives and now electric locomotives.

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"Schötener Bach" ;- many thanks to Wikipedia and Murray Bosinsky

Explore the surroundings! Elizabeth did this very often alone.


Im Glockenmuseum Apolda (Thür.)

Apolda "jetzt kommt deine Zeit"


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