Limburg an der Lahn Off The Beaten Path

  • House of the 7 Vices
    House of the 7 Vices
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  • Small mill wheel with lots of ice
    Small mill wheel with lots of ice
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  • Small point of street
    Small point of street
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    House of the seven vices

    by himalia11 Written May 20, 2007

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    House of the 7 Vices

    The so-called "house of the 7 vices" was build 1567 and is known for the wooden heads on it. They represent the seven vices: arrogance, stinginess, envy, unchastity, crapulence, rage and idleness (from right to left). It's not so easy to recognize what means what...

    The house is found near the old bridge. When you come from the old bridge and enter the old town, it's on the left side at the next corner (address is Brückengasse 9).
    You'll easily miss the house as it really needs some renovation. It was very funny when I took the photo as people who passed suddenly stopped and took a look at the house, too.

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    Mill-wheels at the Lahn river

    by himalia11 Written Apr 9, 2006

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    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.

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    Repaired timbered house

    by himalia11 Written Dec 18, 2004

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    Half-timbered house

    This house in the steet Fahrgasse is quite interesting as it shows how you can repair a timbered house. Often enough the wooden beams of the old houses cause problems. Here, the bad wood has been replaced by steel beams. It's an interesting way of reconstructing. Of course a timbered house with real wood beams looks much better, but the optic of this solution is not that bad.

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    Smallest point of trading route

    by himalia11 Written Dec 18, 2004

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    Small point of street

    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!

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    High water plate

    by himalia11 Written Dec 18, 2004

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    High water plate

    This plate shows how high the water of the river Lahn has been. It's interesting to stand in front of this plate and see how high the water has come sometimes! There's quite often high water, but the last years it hadn't been that high so that it is not shown on the plate. But in the year of 1984, on May 31st (my birthday!), the water was exceptional high, and therefore called hundred year flood. You can see the dat quite high on the plate!

    You'll find the plate at the left side of river Lahn, at the path below the cathedral. It's some steps downriver of restaurant Obermühle.

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    Jonah and the whale

    by himalia11 Written Feb 19, 2004

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    Old house with 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.

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