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Heidelberg: Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) © Bjoern Rudek

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Codex Manesse, Heidelberg ©HHOG / Takano
The 12th century was the great epoque of courtly rituals. Table etiquette and manners were refined. In lyric poetry, "Minnesang" became very popular.
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The composer and his mastersingers

Richard Wagner ©Caesar Willich
Richard Wagner´s opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" drew its material from the German music history and refers to the "Minnesang".

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Incredible Astronomical Clocks

 ©Rudek
Medieval technology blended with art: Astronomical clocks are complicated instruments created not only to tell the time but also track the movements of the stars and planets.

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