Traditional German house. Endless flower boxes on the windowsills. Reminds me of my parents home town.  :D

One of my favorite cities from my European backpacking trip – Germany’s charming Ulm

Quaint house in Bamberg, Germany with a bicycle out front and decorative flowers in the windowsills.© John Bragg Photography

{Photo of a quaint house in Bamberg, Germany with a bicycle out front and decorative flowers in the windowsills.} and a great door!

Traditional old German houses with timber framing - beautiful and utterly fascinating, especially when you consider that many of these old timbered houses are a few hundred years old!

Traditional old German houses with timber framing - beautiful and utterly fascinating, especially when you consider that many of these timbered houses are a few hundred years old!

German traditional architecture contains white 'boxy' houses with brown wooden beams and many windows for light. This is different than Islam architecture because Islam architecture consists of domes, curves, arches, and vibrant colors. They both do have a lot of light in their architecture through windows and open spaces.

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Alsace, France I would love to live in a cottage like this... So magical looking

Alsace, France architecture home design fairytale fairy tale cottage English tudor house

Tuebingen, Germany, typical house in the inner city. Tuebingen is an amazing German city.

Tuebingen, Germany, typical house in the inner city. Tuebingen is an amazing German city.

love this house, except the castle looking thing on the side.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Exterior This is my all time favorite house. The wooden garage and the stone exterior along with the turret that could be considered castle like. This has some medieval characteristic in it.

Germany The Spitzhäuschen (the Pointed House) in Bernkastel-Kues. 600 year old wine bar.

The Spitzhäuschen (the Pointed House) in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany. 600 year old wine bar.

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