This image shows Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne), as depicted by Albrecht Dürer, plus the Cathedrals of Aachen, Worms & Speyer, protected by an angel with sword. Aachen Cathedral is known as the Kaiserdom, or Imperial Cathedral. It is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany built by Charlemagne. He began the construction of the Palatine… Continue reading Charlemagne and Cathedrals of Aachen, Worms & Speyer
This vintage 1928 advertising poster for Aachen, Germany was created by Jupp Wiertz, one of Germany's foremost graphic artists... an image of his hometown. Text on this poster translates to: Aachen...The memorable forest encircled city of Charlemagne, famous for its healthful natural hot springs. Aachen 1928 Travel poster Interior of the Aachen Cathedral, the Kaiserdom… Continue reading Aachen…The memorable forest encircled city of Charlemagne
Swabia, or Schwaben, was a region in SW Germany, now part of the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Starting in the 9th century, Swabia was the birthplace of Charlemagne's family... Charlemagne, or Karl der Grosse, was the first Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire in 800. Swabia was also home of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, which included Germany's… Continue reading The German land of Swabia was the birthplace of five royal dynasties
This regal portrait of a man who lived 1200 years ago was painted in 1512 by Albrecht Dürer...it is a representation of what he thought his subject, Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne), may have looked like at age 58 in the year 800. It was known that Karl was slim and very tall...6' 0" versus 5'… Continue reading Karl der Grosse, Charlemagne, was crowned on 25 December 800…All future German Holy Roman Emperors and all French Kings considered themselves to be descendants of his Empire.
Kaiser Friedrich II at his court in Palermo, Italy Another interesting aspect of German history is the long running connection with Italy. For example, there is a statue of German Kaiser Friedrich II …who lived in the 13th century…still being honored today in Naples, Italy. The image here, painted by Arthur von Ramberg, portrays this… Continue reading German history has a long running connection with Italy