Photographer's Note

Schleswig is one of the oldest cities of the Baltic region, being mentioned in Frankish imperial records as early as 804. The settlement on the Schlei, also known as Haithabu, became a flourishing commercial metropolis in the Viking era.
Like a river, the Schlei winds its way from the Baltic coast to the town of Schleswig, 40 kilometres away. However it is not a river, but a coastal inlet. The water is not particularly deep. The Schlei and its shores are regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in Schleswig-Holstein offering quiet lagoons and a picturesque setting.
The most impressive medieval building in the city is undoubtedly St. Peters Cathedral, Schleswig’s landmark. The Neo-Gothic spire, 112 meters high, makes the Cathedral one of the tallest church buildings in Germany. The spire was built in 1894 and its construction was initiated by the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Wilhelm II symbolized his era: Bombastic and possessed with grandiose notions of divine right rule, his personality traits paralleled those of the new Germany: strong, but off balance; vain, but insecure.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-04
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-10 8:23
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