Whether it is daylight or dusk, morning or evening, the city of Freising in Bavaria, Germany is an interesting place to explore, especially along the Untere Hauptstrasse where the architecture of the Rathaus (the Town Hall) and the bell tower of St.George's Church can be admired from the Marienplatz.
Freising is one of the oldest towns in Bavaria, there is archeological proof that the area had habitation of some form during the Bronze Age (3300-1200BC), although there does not seem to be any tangible evidence of a true settlement until the early 8th century.
In 724 Saint Corbinian (670c-730c) founded a Benedictine Abbey on one of the hills near Freising, where there was already a sanctuary. Freising's coat of arms depicts a saddled bear due to Saint Corbinian's actions. According to Bishop Arbeo, a biographer, a bear killed Corbinian's packhorse on his way to Rome, so he saddled the bear and ordered it to carry his possessions over the Alps, when reaching Rome he released the bear.
Even though Munich, 35 kilometres south of Freising, has grown to be a larger city, the old world charm and architecture of Freising makes it an enjoyable vacation spot.
Facade of the Freising Rathaus (Town Hall) and bell tower of St George's Church in the Marienplatz seen from along Untere Hauptstrasse at dusk, City of Freising, Bavaria, Germany, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 5/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 20mm.
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