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    Visiting the Castle

    by hunterV Updated Jan 18, 2015

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    The Castle will attract your attention during your tour of the city, I'm sure.
    It was the residence of Princes of Wied-Neuwied.

    You will see the monument to Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied not far from the entrance. The monument was erected in Neuwied in 1987 to honor Prince Maximilian's work “Journey to the Heart of North America” (1840).
    The Prince carries a rifle while Karl Bodmer is seen with his sketch book.
    Not shown on this photograph is the Mandan chief Mató-Tópe.

    Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied
    (September 23, 1782 - February 3, 1867)
    Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied was a naturalist and an ethnologist. He was born in Neuwied, the second son of the ruling Prince Johann Friedrich Alexander of Wied-Neuwied.
    Maximilian became friends with two of the major figures of the European Enlightenment: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, a major comparative anthropologist under whom he studied biological sciences, and Alexander von Humboldt, who served as Maximilian's mentor.
    Maximilian joined the Prussian army in 1802 during the Napoleonic War, rising to the rank of Major-General. He retired from the army in 1815.
    Wied led an expedition to south-east Brazil from 1815 to 1817, on his return writing reports about his travels and the natural history of Brazil.
    In 1832 he traveled to the Great Plains region of North America, accompanied by the Swiss painter Karl Bodmer on a journey up the Missouri River. He wrote “Journey to the Heart of North America” (1840) on his return.
    During his travels he studied the cultures of tribes such as the Mandan and the Hidatsa as well as the flora and fauna of the area. He also traveled in Honduras.
    More links about him:
    Prince Maximilian
    Prince Max
    His Trips to Brazil

    Neuwied Castle The monument to Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied At the castle walls, Neuwied An old city school Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied
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    Admiring the Lutheran Church

    by hunterV Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    This church was built in 1881-1884 at the place of the previous church that was destroyed during a big fire in 1976.
    The church was built in New Gothic style.
    This church is known as Die Marktkirche and is famous for its high belfry.
    They say the belfry used to have a high spire, but it was damaged during a bombing in 1945 and was then replaced by a lower dome.

    The Lutheran Church, Neuwied St.Elizabeth Hospital, Neuwied To the railway station, Neuwied The districts of Neuwied
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    A Stroll in Raiffeisenplatz

    by hunterV Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Raiffeisenplatz (Raiffeisen Square) is located close to Roentgenmuseum (Kreismuseum) - the county local lore and history museum.
    Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818-1888) was the mayor of one of the present districts of Neuwied - Heddesdorf - from 1852 to 1865.
    Here he founded his mutual assistance associations and worked out their principles of work.

    The monument to Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen The monument The monument Exhibitions at tghe neighboring local lore museum The central square, Neuwied
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    Weisser Berg 5, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56567, Germany

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    Good for: Couples

  • City Hotel Neuwied

    Marktstrasse 97, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56564, Germany

    Good for: Families

  • Stadthotel-Garni

    Pfarrstrasse 6, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56564, Germany

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    Augustastrasse 37,, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56564, Germany

Neuwied Local Customs

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    City Events

    by hunterV Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    Neuwied Doesn't Sleep - this is what I missed during my visit there in September 2006. This event is well-known all over the province. There are a lot of concerts, the shops and cafes are open all night.

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    City Symbols

    by hunterV Updated May 20, 2011

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    Raiffeisenbrücke was dedicated on September 26, 1978.

    It is called after Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, a great social reformer of the 19th century.

    Der Pegelturm am Deich - this tower is another symbol of Neuwied.

    Neuwied Casle us undoubtedly another important symbol of Neuwied.

    See also : www.raiffeisenbruecke.de Pegelturm am Deich, Neuwied Neuwied Castle Prince Max monument, Neuwied Coat-of-arms of Neuwied
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Neuwied Warnings and Dangers

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    Flood Protection Dyke

    by hunterV Updated May 20, 2011

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    Since the inner city of Neuwied is situated upon a former bed of the river Rhine, it is highly endangered by high water.
    Moreover, it is one of very few towns in the region protected by huge walls against the high water.
    I was impressed reading these words at the back side of Deich-Krone building:
    Allen Gewalten zum Trutz sich erhalten,
    nimmer sich beugen,
    kraeftig sich zeigen,
    rufet die Arme der Goetter herbei.
    Here is my English translation of that slogan: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
    In spite of all violence
    keep steady, never bend,
    show strength
    and call the hands of Gods to you
    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    At the flood protection dyke, Neuwied Mayor Robert Krups, initiator of the dyke Flood protection dyke, Neuwied Deichkrone, Neuwied Neuwied: tolerant and lively!
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