Von Puppen und Hunden

Von Puppen und Hunden

Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2016

Fuchsien und alte Gebäude / Fuchsias and historic buildings

Wemding bezeichet sich als Fuchsienstadt, weil die Fuchsie nach einem Botaniker benannt ist, der dort gelebt hat, Leonhart Fuchs. Fuchs selbst kannte diese Blume gar nicht - er starb 1566, und die Fuchsienzucht begann in Europa erst um 1800.
Öffentliche Grünanlagen in Wemding werden bis heute wo möglich mit Fuchsien bepflanzt. Auch Anfang Oktober blühten sie noch.

Wemding calls itself Fuchsia Town, because the fuchsia was named after a botanic who lived there, Leonhart Fuchs. He died in 1566, and fuchsia growing didn't start in Europe before 1800, so he never saw that flower himself.
Wherever possible, public places in Wemding are planted with fuchsias. Some were still in bloom in the first days of October.


Kuno und Archie vor dem Brunnen am Marktplatz

Kuno and Archie next to the market place fountain


Mehr Fuchsien - und noch ein schönes altes Haus

More fuchsias - and another lovely old house



Die Harburg liegt etwa 15km von Wemding entfernt. Der Baum verdeckt gut die Hälfte der Anlage.

The Harburg is only 15km from Wemding. Half of the castle is behind the tree in this photo.



Wirklich eine große Burg!

Really a huge castle!



Hunde durften nicht mit zur Führung und wir machten uns Sorgen die Autos könnten später in der Sonne stehen. Deshalb haben wir nur die Außenanlagen besichtigt.

Dogs weren't allowed to the guided tour, and we were afraid the cars might stand in the sun later, so our visit was open air only.



Nix Unholdenloch! Zwei ganz liebe Dackel müssen da nicht rein.

No fiend hole for us! Two very good dachshunds won't be locked in there.



Der innere Garten, mit dem Wehrgang im Hintergrund

The walled garden, with the battlements in the background.

Kommentare:

  1. A lovely town; so neat and tidy. It looks like you had very nice weather.

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    1. It started to rain on Sunday, but luckily we had some indoor activities planned.

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  2. Your posts always feature such interesting places. We also often only do open air as well because of having our two dogs with us as well, but it is still fun.

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    1. Sometimes dogs are allowed: our first dachshund, Dago, once took part in a very interesting guided tour of the glass museum in Lauscha, featuring glass eyes. He really behaved well, broke nothing and was quiet!
      They only let him in because it was a hot day and there was road construction in Lauscha, so we had parked 500m away in the sun and would have had to cancel the visit if he hadn't been given access. Very nice people in that museum!

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  3. This looks like a lovely place to visit, I love fuchsias. We had a lot of them in our garden in the UK where they thrived but we've not been so successful with them here in Spain, they just didn't like the strong sunshine all the time, so we gave up on them.
    xx

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    1. I wasn't too lucky with fuchsias in our garden, but after seeing them in Wemding, maybe I'll give them another try next year.

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