Seaside Resort architecture

4 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

Ahlbeck Pier © Niteshift/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ahlbeck Pier © Niteshift/cc-by-sa-3.0

Resort architecture or Bäder architecture (German: Bäderarchitektur) is an architectural style that is especially characteristic of spas and seaside resorts on the German Baltic coast. The style evolved since the foundation of Heiligendamm in 1793, and flourished especially around the year 1900, when resorts were connected to big cities via railway lines. Until today, many buildings on the German coasts are built in the style or feature distinct elements of resort architecture.   read more…

Theme Week East Frisian Islands – Baltrum and Norderney

5 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Baltrum - Aerial view © Huebi

Baltrum – Aerial view © Huebi

BALTRUM

Baltrum is a barrier island off the coast of East Frisia and is a municipality in the district of Aurich, Lower Saxony. It is located in-between the chain of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands. Baltrum is the smallest island in this chain by area and inhabitans.   read more…

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