National Geographic : 1915 Feb
A ROOM IN AIBRECHT DURER'S HOME IN NUREMBERG, GERMANY Diirer was one of Germany's greatest painters and engravers, and his artistic career stands out among those of his fellow great among the Germans by being marked with universal honor and recognition while still in his prime. His friendships reached to every land where Western habits of thought reached. THE GABLED CITIES OF THE IIARZ Better known are all these cities to the average tourist than Munster. Either they lie upon traveled highroads or they make definite demand for attention, or they are set in a loveliness that will not be ignored. All about the green Harz Mountains lie these quaint old gabled cities, looking up to hills that afford such pleasant summer journeyings. Buttressed by hoary history, golden with romance, rich in beautiful architecture and in the wisdom to cherish it, readily reachable from Hannover or Berlin, what wonder that Hildesheim's jewel, the Knochen hauer Amthaus (p. 122), Braunschweig's Burg, Wernigerode's Rathaus, are the traveler's familiar friends! More familiar still are Nuremberg's stately gables, the scarcely less preten- tious ones of her neighbors. Rothenburg has become a show place, a museum; Nordlingen has been discovered; even Dinkelsbuhl has its visitors, and its gables appear upon post-cards. I should have known better than to give the title to Miinster; Minster, so off the beaten trail, so unbefriended by nature, so slight ed by romance, so inconspicuous in his tory; Miinster, which rarely sees the for eign traveler, never the tourist, and is profoundly indifferent about it. Yet let her keep the title. Have we not already remembered her gray houses through a score of years ? Even in Mein hardshof at Braunschweig, by the Tauber beneath Rothenburg's walls, on Wurz burg's stately bridge, in Nuremberg's market-place, we have recalled right pleasantly her dim, shadowy arches and tall gables. Yes, let her keep the name.