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[Illustration: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / born at Francfort on the Main, August 28, 1749 / died at Weimar, March 22, 1832 / Painting by Karl Joseph Stieler in the New Pinacothek, Munich / Photograph by Piloty and Löhle, Munich]

[Illustration: The Poet's Room in the castle at Weimar / Bust of Frederick von Schiller on the right / Photograph by Louis Held, Weimar]

[Illustration: Picturesque spot in Frankfort on the Main / Saalgasse (Saal Street) with the Holy Ghost Fountain. In the background can be seen the tower of the Cathedral, the foundation of which was laid in 874 / Photograph by the National Messbildanstalt, Berlin]

[Illustration: A monument from the time of the Roman Emperors in Germany / The "Porta nigra" at Treves (Trier) on the Moselle, a Roman gateway dating from the 4th century / Photograph by the National Messbildanstalt, Berlin]

[Illustration: The golden portal of the Cathedral at Freiberg in Saxony / Ruins of the former Church of our Lady. About 1230 / The absolute climax in the development of the Romanesque Portal, which produced so much of rare beauty (Dehio) / The style of this creation is of the most perfect delicacy and charm (Lübke) / Partial view from a photograph by the National Messbildanstalt, Berlin]

[Illustration: The Pillar of Justice with the Bronze Lion on the Burgplatz in Brunswick (Braunschweig) / Erected by Henry the Lion in 1166 / Photograph by the National Messbildanstalt, Berlin]

[Illustration: A jewel of German Gothic architecture in freestone / The Town hall at Münster, Westphalia, built about 1350 / Photograph by Dr. Erwin Quedenfeldt, Düsseldorf]

[Illustration: The Cathedral at Spires (Speyer) / As the burial place of many monarchs, it represents a monument of German history / View of the magnificent crypt of the Cathedral. The edifice founded in 1030 by Conrad II, was destroyed several times but finally rebuilt by King Maximilian I of Bavaria, consecrated in 1822 and completed in 1858 / From a photograph by Professor Neeb, Mainz]

[Illustration: Hall in Benrath Castle near Düsseldorf / Built by Nikolaus de Pigage for Elector Karl Theodor of the Palatinate / The interior represents a graceful link between the Rococo and the Classic / From a photograph by the National Messbildanstalt, Berlin]

[Illustration: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, born at Marbach on the Neckar, November 10, 1759, died at Weimar, May 9, 1805 / From the painting by Anton Graff in the Körner Museum, Dresden / Photograph by R. Tamme, Dresden, successor of F. and O. Brockmann]

[Illustration: Courtyard of the Old Castle in Stuttgart / The architectural climax of the Residence of the Württemberg Princes, re constructed since 1553 by Alberlin Tretsch assisted by Blasius and Martin Berwart / Ludwig Hofer's equestrian statue of Count Eberhard, the Bearded, is in the courtyard / From a photograph by the Techno Photographischen Archivs Hans Herzberg, Berlin]

[Illustration: The Cathedral at Worms, founded in 1100, consecrated in 1181 / One of the finest specimens of Romanesque architecture in Germany / From a photograph by the National Messbildanstalt, Berlin]

[Illustration: The Emperor's Hall in the Residence at Wurzburg, the most beautiful Castle in the Rococo style and one of the finest specimens of 18th century architecture in Germany / The masterpiece of Johann Balthasar Neumann (1687 1753) / The painting in the Hall, "The Marriage of the Emperor Barbarossa" was executed by G. B. Tiepolo / Photograph by K. Gundermann, Wurzburg]

[Illustration: Court in the Castle at Heidelberg / View of the portion built by Otto Heinrich, begun in 1556, completed in 1563 / The masterpiece of the German Renaissance / Creation of Hans Engelhardt / With the permission of Edm. von König Co, Inc. Heidelberg]

[Illustration: Immanuel Kant, born at Königsberg, East Prussia, April 22, 1724, died at Königsberg, February 12, 1804 / From the painting by Döbler / Reprint from the "Corpus Imaginum" of the Photographischen Gesellschaft, Charlottenburg... Continue reading book >>

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