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Zons, Germany - attractions, pictures

 

Zons - a small town near Dusseldorf. It is interesting because it has remained almost unchanged since the late Middle Ages.
Public transport is not easy to get here. The train goes to the neighboring Dormagen, from the station to Zons about 5 kilometers. There is a bus, but it goes very rarely. In principle, if there is free time, you can walk, admire the picturesque scenery of rural Germany.

 

 Road to Zons

Road to Zons

Nevertheless, I think the best option is to rent a bicycle. This place is very popular with German tourists and there is a bicycle path all along the way. Only to drive a bicycle, most likely, will come from Dusseldorf - I do not think that in Dormagen really find a rental point.

 

Road to Zons

Road to Zons

Zons provides a rare opportunity to see not individual old buildings, but the whole urban complex surrounded by a wall, with original houses inside. Well, that is, of course, partial restoration took place, but it does not spoil the impression.

 

 Zons. Yudeteturm

Yudeteturm

Zons received the status of the city in 1373 and immediately began building the walls, which were then repeatedly rebuilt and acquired the current look in the XV century.

 

 Zons. city wall

The city wall with a tower, converted into a mill

 

Windmill - the youngest urban structure, it appeared only in the XVII century.

 

 Zons.

Zons 

 

Actually, in the XVII century the history of the city is over. Plague, siege and plague again, led to the fact that according to the data of 1692 there were only 308 people living in the city.

 

 Zons.

Zons 

 

Further, Zons no longer developed and now we can see it about the same as it was at the end of the XVII century.

 

 Zons. Church of St. Marten

Church of St. Marten (XIV century)

 

 Zons. Church of St. Marten

Church of St. Marten (XIV century)

 

Now, here, of course, everything for the tourists. The houses are full of cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. But, anyway, I liked it. Not wasting two hours for a walk :)

 

 Zons.

Zons

 

 Zons.

Zons

 

 Zons.
Zons

 

In general, an interesting place, I recommend to visit.


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