Tag: Germany

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Germany, History & Archaeology, Italy, Photo Highlight

Emperor Valens from the Trier Mint

The Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany boasts a number of spectacular artifacts from the Roman Empire, but the medallion of the Emperor Valens particularly stands out. Valens was Emperor of the eastern half of the Roman Empire from 28 March 364 until his death at the battle of Adrianople (in Turkey […]

Spectacular Speyer
Europe Travel, Photo Highlight

Spectacular Speyer

About this time two years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the cathedral in Speyer, Germany. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Germany, and also one of the most interesting. Speyer cathedral is an example of  Romanesque architecture and was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II, 1030. As with most […]

Ghosts in the Brick
United States Travel

Ghosts in the Brick

I really dig historic architecture, and recently I’ve started to notice these old brick buildings that have been built over multiple times. The first of these buildings that I noticed is in Mainz, Germany. Just the other day I was wandering around Boston’s Chinatown looking for dinner and what did I find around […]

Trier: The Rome of the North
Europe Travel, Germany, History & Archaeology

Trier: The Rome of the North

After so many years of travel, it is difficult to choose one single place as a favorite, but there is one place stands out in my mind more than the others. Trier, Germany’s oldest city, and nicknamed, “the Rome of the North,” calls me back again and again. Every visit to […]

Curse Scrolls, Mystery Cults, and the Secret Roman History of Mainz
Europe Travel, Germany, History & Archaeology

Curse Scrolls, Mystery Cults, and the Secret Roman History of Mainz

I’ve neglected my blog for a little while to pursue my license to teach middle and high school history. When I first started Jaunting Jen, I thought I wanted to travel full time, but after two months in Europe and Malta, it’s clear to me that it’s better to maintain a […]

Charlemagne’s Bones and Aachen Cathedral
Europe Travel, Germany, History & Archaeology

Charlemagne’s Bones and Aachen Cathedral

In light of the recently released news that “Charlemagne’s Bones are Probably Real” I thought this would be a good time to share my experience visiting Charlemagne’s Palace of Aachen, Germany. The first time I visited Aachen, it was the early spring of 2008, and there were few tourists in […]