Presentation on theme: "Sunday we went back to Donaueschingen. From a satellite photo you can see the Furstenberg Palace. Along the road to the left is the Furstenberg Brewery,"— Presentation transcript:
Sunday we went back to Donaueschingen. From a satellite photo you can see the Furstenberg Palace. Along the road to the left is the Furstenberg Brewery, and further down on the corner is the place where we ate pizza a few nights before. Running along the edge of the Palace grounds you can see the Brigach River.
The Palace was undergoing a face lift but this is what it should look like.
This is a well on the Palace grounds that marks the beginning of the Danube river which flows clear to the Black Sea.
This was so declared by the Roman Emperor Tiberius. He was almost correct.
In 1959 it was finally determined that the water from this spring goes into the Brigach which unites with the Breg river about 2/3 of a mile farther down and for the next 2810 kilometers is known as the Danube.
This map shows the river as it flows from Germany across the continent into the Schwarzes Meer or Black Sea.
Because of the construction we were not allowed onto the grounds or inside the palace, but this is a gate leading to the grotto.
This is a view of the front of the palace. As you can see there are huge scaffolds going up the face of the building.
Another very fancy entrance to the palace grounds.
Next to the palace is a, guess what? A cathedral with twin towers and onion spires.
We took a shuttle bus from below up the path you see at the bottom of the picture. From there we climbed a spiral cobblestone path, making 3 complete circles, passing through a tunnel and crossing 4 drawbridges before we entered the courtyard. This is actually the 3 rd castle built here. The 1 st was built in the early 1000s but was eventually destroyed and torn down in 1423. In 1452 a 2 nd one was started and stood until it fell into ruin. In the 1800s the royal families all kicked in money to rebuild
Heres Kathy & Uschi preparing to cross the first drawbridge
Heres a look at some of the walls as we are circling up the path.