Limburg is the first city where I saw such waste pins in the streets. Of course at home everyone in Germany has different pins and has to separate the rubbish. But despites in the stations I never saw such thing before. Wonder why not as it is said that we Germans are world champions in waste separation ...
Jonah and the whale
Do you know the story about Jonah and the whale in the bible? That he was swallowed by a whale and after three days was spit out? That is what is shown here at this house. You have to know it, otherwise you surely wouldn't understand it.... In any case it's interesting what old houses show you!
It's found at the place Plötze, in the old part of Limburg. It's something like north-east, close to the street Böhmergasse.
Smallest point of trading route
The street called "Fahrgasse" has been the old route for commerce that led from Frankfurt to Köln (Cologne). In Limburg was the smallest part of this street which you can see on this photo. In Köln, there had been an information plate with the measures that the cart was allowed to have to pass this part of the street and the tower of the old bridge in Limburg. Nowadays, trucks would also have a problem if they had to drive this way!
Mill-wheels at the Lahn river
At the path that leads along the Lahn river, you'll find two mill wheels: one at the restaurant "Obermuehle" and another smaller one closeby.
This winter, they looked great, with the frozen water on it, I've never seen them like that before!
It's at the left side of river Lahn, at the path below the cathedral.
I've stumbled over Limburg pretty much by accident in January. I had to change trains there and missed my connection. So I had to wait for 1 hour for another train taking me to Koblenz and decided to explore the town in the meantime. And I'm very glad that I went on this little sight seeing tour: Limburg does have such a lovely old town and an extraordinarily high "density" of half timbered houses. Tiny alleys, cobblestone pavement, a small castle and an exceptional Cathedral... there's so much to see and do.
I decided to return to Limburg as soon as possible for a closer look and did so last weekend.