Stadtschloss, the baroque palace, was built between 1706-1714 by Johann Dietzenhofer as the Residence of the prince-abbots (and later of the prince-bishops). It is the centrepiece for all the baroque buildings in Fulda. The Historical Rooms in the Residence give you a good impression of how life was in the Age of Absolutism. Apart from the Banquet Hall withits adjoining rooms and the Princely Apartments which date back to the first half of the 18th century, you can also visit some rooms in the classicistic style of the 19th century.
In the Residence you can see the famous collection of Fulda and Thuringian porcelain, as well as a small cabinet dedicatedto Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918), a Fulda-born scientist who invented the cathode ray tube and was awarded the Nobel Prizefor Physics in 1909.References:
The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.
The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.