Inventors are the true benefactors of humanity and deserve greater honor than those who fought bemoanable battles and conquered large countries.
Karl Julius Weber (1767 – 1832), German lawyer and writer
• Anonymous: Is Germany still existing?
• Federal German government: Yes.
• Anonymous: Thanks.
Wir können der Tatsache nicht ausweichen, dass jede einzelne Handlung, die wir tun, ihre Auswirkung auf das Ganze hat.
We cannot avoit the fact that each single action that we do has its effect on the whole.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), German-Swiss-American theoretical physicist
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How is it folks, nearly threw hands with a House today
This house: GET A FUCKING JOB
May I offer
(“Wer auf Bergen und Burgen nicht trinkt und nicht singt auch nüchtern im Tale nichts Rechtes vollbringt”)
If you don’t party hard, you obviously don’t have a life
German houses talking to you. Yes, YOU.
Castle of Grimma, district of Leipzig-Country, Saxony
Built around 1200 to protect a river crossing over the river Mulde, it is Grimma’s oldest secular building.
The building stock that exists today is from 1400. In the last decade, it has been thoroughly renovated and is now the justice center of the district.
Three young people wanted to save a friend, who wanted to move from Thuringia to Hamburg, a lot of money. But their plan failed and got them into deep trouble with parcel carrier DHL and the police.
Two young men from the city of Lüneburg wanted to help a 21-year-old friend from Nordhausen, Thuringia, with a stolen DHL parcel delivery van. The police communicated that the 21-year-old man presumably had not enough money to rent a van. His friends had therefore planned to load the furniture into the DHL van, move to Hamburg, and subsequently return the van to Lüneburg (Lower Saxony). Another 18-year-old man was helping with the move.
A detention order was issued against the three older members of the quartet. One of the 18-year-old was released on parole, which was revoked; he remained in custody, while the other 18-year-old was released for the time being. The 15-year-old was picked up by his parents.
Jede Erkenntnis muss ich mir selbst erarbeiten. Alles muss ich neu durchdenken, von Grund auf, ohne Vorurteile.
I have to work out any insight by myself. I have to rethink everything from scratch, without prejudice.
Albert Einstein (1875 – 1955), German-Swiss-American theoretical physicist
Gymnasium St. Augustin, Grimma, district of Leipzig-Country, Saxony
It looks like a castle, but it is a school with more than 400 years of history. It is saxony’s only
that leads to a high school degree and has nationwide an excellent reputation. Originating from an old monastery that was standing empty after it was secularized during the Lutheran reformation, the current building is from 1891.
I declare peace the greatest work of art.
Wolf Vostell (1932 – 1998), German painter, sculptor, happening and fluxus artist
Ruin of Döbeln Castle, Grimma, district of Leipzig-Country, Saxony
The former castle has its origins in the 10th century. Around 1500, there was a knight’s manor here, which turned into a castle over several centuries. In 1857, all of the building stock was destroyed by a devastating fire. However, the complex was rebuilt in neo-renaissance style soon after. The last owners, family von Böhlau, was expropriated without compensation in 1945 by the communist government of the Soviet occupation zone.
There are two versions about the post-war history and why the castle is now reduced to its foundations.
The official version, written down by the government of East Germany, says that the castle was destroyed by American artillery at the end of the war. Refugees from the former German territories east of the rivers Oder and Neiße found shelter in the outbuildings. In 1971, the walls had become so unstable that they were blasted for security reasons.
The version told by the locals is different. After the owner’s widow had left, refugees were accomodated for a short time in the castle. After they had left, the castle was opened for looters by the state authorities. People came and took everything they could carry, including the tiles from the roof as there was a chronic shortage of construction materials in the GDR. Exposed to the weather, the wooden floors quickly rotted away and collapsed, purposefully neglected by the East German state who now owned the property. When stones from the outer walls kept falling onto the road that is winding at the foot of the hill, the ruin was blasted over a period of more than a year.
After the German reunification, descendants of family von Böhlau bought the property back, built a small house in the ruins and slowly rebuilt some of the outbuildings, such as the former brewery. The rubble of the blasted castle was cleared and the cobblestone-paved courtyard uncovered with the help of volunteers. Parts of the park were reconstructed, providing a stunning view over the valley of the river Mulde. In the future, further reconstructions will take place if funding can be found. Traces of old household equipment can still be found. I found a lid of a pot and a fragment of a china plate and left it there at the foot of a tree.
A world in which there is so much laughter cannot be that bad.
Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807 – 1887), German writer and philosopher
^ Alternativ; ein Metzgomat
My parents: the weather is nice and we’re germans that means we HAVE TO grill something or we will die. But it’s Sunday and all the shops are closed so we must go to the grill box
Me: …… excuse me the what now
Sausage vending machines
Prießnitz Manor, Frohburg, district of Leipzig-Country, Saxony
The buildings that we see today were built in the 1740s, commissioned by August von Einsiedel. In 1919, his descendants were forced to sell the estate due to accumulation of debt. It was acquired by Fritz Vogel, an industrialist of Chemnitz. By the end of world war II, the castle served as a shelter for refugee families from the formerly German territories east of the rivers Oder and Neiße. In 1946, family Vogel was expropriated and the estate was distributed among 29 peasants who used to work for the former owners. Subsequently, the buildings became the operative center of an agricultural production cooperative (LPG), smiliar to a Soviet kolkhos.
After the German reunion, the LPG became inoperative. After years of vacancy, the estate is slowly being revitalized by efforts of the municipality of Frohburg. Meanwhile, the location is known for its annual christmas market at the beginning of december.
A reasonable state constitution must undoubtedly determine the right of individuals to a healthy existence.
Rudolf Virchow (1821 – 1902), German physician and politician
Castle of Hopfgarten, Frohburg, district of Leipzig-Country, Saxony
The knight’s estate of Hopfgarten belonged to the noble family von Einsiedel since it was first documented in 1272 until 1945. The family was expropriated by the communist government of the Soviet occupied zone of Germany. During the era of the GDR, the building served as a school. For ten years, from 1999 to 2009, it belonged to Sigmar von Einsiedel who had bought it back. Now it belongs to his heirs who leave it standing empty.
Freedom is not the arbitrariness to act randomly, but the ability to act sensibly.
Rudolf Virchow (1821 – 1902), German physician and politician
Made some more Pokémon :)
These are based on the city coats of arms of Berlin, Cologne and Munich, respectively. Chose these cities in particular because those were the only ones where I immediately could think of what to do.
I’ve actually already got evolutions in mind, but also a lot of ideas for other ones so idk what I’ll do.
[the names in brackets are again what the translated ones would be. And for better resolution click on the image :) ]