Lich and surrounding – Middle Hassia on a Spring Sunday

Yesterday my cousin had his confirmation. For all of you who are not Protestant Christians: this is a specific event on which 14 year olds confirm the christian believe their parents “gave” them with their baptism. And with that they turn “of age” in a church sense, meaning they are now old enough to vote in church and receive the holy communion, but that just as a side note.

I went to Langsdorf, a little village in my home state of Hassia and we had lunch in the nearby little Town of Lich. After having eaten too much, to be honest, I went for a little walk, as Lich has a nice historical center.

While there have been finds dating back as far as 100,000 BC, what you can visit today is a historical city center with its timber frame houses dating back to the 17th century, the old defensive city walls with towers dating back to the 13th century and they have a palace as well. Here you can only visit the park but finding the entrance only when driving past on my way back home I was too lazy to look for a spot to park my car and walk through it too. The timber frame houses are amazing. Some are rather bend to some side, but they are all finely restored and magnificently painted and best of all, normal people still live in them. It is not just a museum part but a normal living quarter. Continue reading

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