This guide will highlight the main sights that remain from ancient Paris. That is, the traces of France's medieval kings and courts, which survive today. Designed as a walking tour, everything on this list should is grouped together by location rather than chronology.
Category: History in Context
A Guide to Old Mannheim
The city of Mannheim was once the illustrious capital of the Upper-Rhine, though virtually nothing survives. Nevertheless, since you might find yourself here by accident let me give you a quick tour of what's left.
Rebuilt by Water: A Guide to Aachen
Today Aachen is known mostly for the Cathedral of Charlemagne, but it was once better known for its resplendent baths and Baroque cityscape. This guide takes you to the remnants of its prewar splendor.
A Travel Guide for Reconstructing Heidelberg
Heidelberg's cityscape tells the story of a city returning from the ashes, of artistic exploration and the costs of irreconcilable conflict. Its worth a visit, even with its reputation for tourists.
Exploring Koblenz: Fortress Germany
Dominated by the might Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, the city of Koblenz has controlled the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine River for centuries. Let's explore the forgotten history of the Fortress of the Rhine.