Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Septfontaines ...

... Siewebueren / Seven Springs Fountain ...
... Septfontaines takes its name from the seven springs
which meet at the fountain in the village center
...
source: duprel.com

... the village is dominated by a medieval castle ...

... a Station of the Cross near
Schlasswee / the Castle Road ...


... Septfontaines Castle, locally known as Burg Simmern ...

... The fortress was originally built in the 11th century,
and is now privately owned. ...

... ceramic tile mural tourist map of Septfontaines /
Simmer,
located at the entrance of the
"Valley of the
Seven Castles" trail. ...
... Some of the castles are ruins, some are private
and only the exterior may be viewed, but
nevertheless it is a popular tourist pilgrimage
to make stops at all seven ...

source: ohwy.com

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