Built in the 1840s in the Bavarian town of Aschaffenburg, the Pompeiianum (called Pompejanum in German) is an idealized reconstruction of a Roman house based on excavations in Pompeii. It is picturesquely located high on a terrace ridge overlooking the River Main. Now a unique tourist attraction, the building is a testimony to the enthusiasm for Antiquities… Continue reading The Pompeiianum, a reconstructed Roman Villa in the German town of Aschaffenburg
I have been crossing the Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) over the river Main every day since I moved from London to Frankfurt in August 2012. I live in the Sachsenhausen district, opposite the south bank of the Main River at a walking distance of Germany's best-known museums, also called the Museum Embankment (or Museumsufer). The 170 m… Continue reading A quote from Homer for a “Römer” city!