Erlangen

14 Mai

Botanischer Garten, Erlangen

This is the outer wall of the greenhouse from the Botanical Garden. Definitely, the botanical garden is worth an extensive visit. For me it was the highlight.

Erlangen is a German city in Middle Franconia. Since 1974 it has more than 100.000 inhabitants. Together with Nürnberg and Fürth it constitutes a city network, which is one of the 23 high level centres in Bavaria. Together with its hinterland this city network is one of the 11 metropolitan regions in Germany.
Erlangen is today dominated by its university and the numerous branch offices of the Siemens AG, as well as a large Institute of the Fraunhofer Society. An event still influencing the city is the settlement of Huguenots after the withdrawal of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. After a four-year French occupation, it finally became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria, together with the Bayreuth prinicipality. While being part of the Bayreuth county, the first French Huguenot refugees arrived in Erlangen in 1686. The Bayreuth count Christian Ernst built a „new town“ (Neustadt) for them. In 1706, the old town (just below the site of the annual Bergkirchweih) was almost completely destroyed by a fire, but soon rebuilt. In 1812, the old and new towns were finally merged into one.

Keywords: Bismarckstraße, Lorlebergplatz, Friedrich-Alexander-University, University Hospital, Schlossgarten (palace garden), Marktplatz, Schlossplatz, Hauptstraße (pedestrian zone), Rathausplatz (town hall), Martin-Luther-Platz, Nördliche Stadtmauerstraße (remnants of the old city wall), Botanical Garden

Logo der Stadt Erlangen
This emblem of Erlangen symbolizes the ground plan of the baroque city. The missing quadrat stands for frankness.

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