Art & Design Magazine

Grand Circle River Tour 7: Wertheim Am Main [Sky Watch Friday]

By Shattman
The next port of call on our Grand Circle Great Rivers of Europe trip was Wertheim am Main, where the Tauber and Main Rivers meet.  Wertheim is a small and picturesque town with many half-timber houses [in German, Fachwerkhäuser], church towers and an old castle overlooking the town.
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
The Fachwerkhaus below is of special note because of the blue painted beams. Apparently, it was exceedingly expensive and difficult to make blue paint; so, the owner of this house was bragging to the neighbors that (s)he was of substantial means.
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]As in almost all German towns, there was a Jewish population prior to WW II. Little remains of the synagogues, and the people are certainly long gone. But, their memory is honored in a variety of ways. For example, there are small museums or remnants of the synagogue placed in the original location [see below]
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
In addition, throughout Germany and other European countries, small brass plates have been placed in the ground in front of the homes of former Jewish residents. I showed examples of them in a previous posting on Berlin. While I did not come across any in Wertheim [not to say that there aren’t any there], I did see a cluster in Heidelberg. I am showing it here because of the coincidence that the family name was Wertheimer.  The date of their birth, deportation and execution are given [but, Karl fled to Colombia in 1937].
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
To end this posting on a lighter note.... Storefronts usually hung signs identifying the nature of their wares available for purchase; and one could create an album of shots dedicated to just that. However, to be more selective, I am showing the one that made me laugh out loud. Bäckerei is a bakery.
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 7:   Wertheim am Main   [Sky Watch Friday]
Next week we will be in Würzburg, a 'sister city' to my home town, Rochester, NY.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • From Our Family, To Yours

    From Family, Yours

    To our dear, beautiful friends: We find ourselves at the end of another rich, full, and heartbreaking year.  Brutiful, if you will. Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Amanda Bruce
    COMMUNITY, DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, WOMEN'S ISSUES
  • ADVENT CALENDAR: Dec 14th - Brass Band of Battle Creek - In The Bleak Midwinter

    ADVENT CALENDAR: 14th Brass Band Battle Creek Bleak Midwinter

    I've always been warmed by this traditional Christmas song, and although it was adapted from a poem, it's only instrumental brass band versions of it that I... Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Rw/ff
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Boeing PT-13D Stearman

    Boeing PT-13D Stearman

    @ Salinas Municipal Airport, Hollister, CA June 2016 The Lycoming R-680, a nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine that powered over 2,100 Stearmans, was the... Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • JUSTREADS BLOG TOUR: Swimming In The Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson

    JUSTREADS BLOG TOUR: Swimming Deep Christina Suzann Nelson

    Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson Published by Kregel Publications on September 25, 2018 Genres: Domestic Life, Family Life, Literature ... Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Debi Lantzer
    LIFE COACH, LIFESTYLE
  • Understanding Absolute and Relative Risk

    Although it seems as if numbers should be objective and trustworthy, there are many ways that they can be used to distort the truth. Entire books have been... Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • My Meditation Project

    Meditation Project

    by NinaThe Promise by Rene MagritteMy confession: I am really bad at meditating. And by that I don’t mean my mind wanders a lot when I’m meditating (which I do... Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Ninazolotow
    FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • The Best Kashmiri Wazwan – Jalsa Gold

    Best Kashmiri Wazwan Jalsa Gold

    Jalsa Gold is an experience, located in Marathalli this place is known for its royal architecture and food. The word ‘Gold’ is taken very seriously and that’s... Read more

    The 14 December 2018 by   Rohit Dassani
    DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK

Magazines