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Fagus-Werk, Fagus Factory Building, Fagus, Walter Gropius, Karl Benscheidt, Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany, UNESCO, World Heritage, Bauhaus, fotoeins.com

A-3 in D-E (LAPC)

Above/featured: “Welterbe” (World heritage): GreCon/Fagus, Alfeld – 28 Sep 2017.

For LAPC’s first alphabet challenge, I present three German locations whose names begin with ‘A’; all three are in the list of the nation’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).

•   Aachen, in North Rhine Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen, NW),
•   Alfeld, in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen, NI), and
•   Augsburg, in Bavaria (Bayern, BY).

(I also created an A-3 post for Aotearoa/New Zealand.)


Aachen, NW

•   Population: 250-thousand, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
•   World Heritage: Aachener Dom (Aachen Cathedral), construction began late 8th-century AD/CE. Germany’s 1st inscribed WHS in 1978.
•   Getting there: 1 hour, with regional-express train from Köln (Cologne).

Münsterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, fotoeins.com

Münsterplatz – 14 Jan 2013 (450D).

Carolingian Octagon, Palatine chapel, Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne, Charles the Great, Aachener Dom, Aachen Cathedral, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, fotoeins.com

Carolingian Octagon, overhead at Aachen Cathedral – 14 Jan 2013 (450D).


Alfeld, NI

•   Population: 21-thousand, in the federal state of Lower Saxony.
•   World Heritage: Fagus shoe-mould company 1911 factory building, 20th-century’s 1st “modern” factory building designed by Walter Gropius. Inscription by UNESCO in 2011.
•   Getting there: Half-hour, with regional ME train from Hannover to Alfeld(Leine).

•   More here.

Fagus-Werk, Fagus Factory Building, Fagus, Walter Gropius, Karl Benscheidt, Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany, UNESCO, World Heritage, Bauhaus, fotoeins.com

Front, facing north – 28 Sep 2017 (6D1).

Fagus-Werk, Fagus Factory Building, Fagus, Walter Gropius, Karl Benscheidt, Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany, UNESCO, World Heritage, Bauhaus, fotoeins.com

Rear, facing west – 28 Sep 2017 (6D1).


Augsburg, BY

•   Population: 290-thousand, in the federal state of Bavaria.
•   World Heritage: Water supply management system, from the early 15th-century. Inscription by UNESCO in 2019.
•   Getting there: 30-/45-minutes from München (Munich) with InterCity-Express/regional-express train.

•   More here.

Grosser Turm, Kleiner Turm, Brunnenmeisterhaus, Water Management System, Wassersystem, Augsburg, Bayern, Bavaria, Swabia, Schwaben, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

The two pumping towers shown are the oldest water utilities buildings in central Europe since medieval times. Built in the early 15th-century, the towers were part of the city’s waterworks providing fresh clean drinking water for over 460 years until 1879. Photo on 11 Mar 2017 (6D1).

Rathausplatz, Augustusbrunnen, Perlachturm, Rathaus, Augsburg, Schwaben, Swabia, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com

Rathaus square, from left to right: Augustusbrunnen (Augustus fountain), Perlachturm & Peterskirche (Perlach tower & St. Peter Church), Rathaus (City Hall) – 12 Mar 2017 (6D1).


I made all images above with Canon: EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D) and EOS6D mark1 (6D1). Acknowledgements to Patti for LAPC no. 126 in the week of 5-11 Dec 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-jOc.

17 Responses to “A-3 in D-E (LAPC)”

  1. Tina Schell

    What an amazing history lesson Henry, and all put into context of today’s world. Excellent response, and something new for me today. Enjoyed your post very much.

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  2. pattimoed

    Gropius designed factories?? Who knew! A great response to the A challenge, Henry. I’m delighted you joined us and shared your love of these German cities.

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