‘Old watch tower, cathedral and town hall, Augsburg, Germany’
Underwood & Underwood
The stereoview shows the rooftops of Augsburg’s city centre. The tower almost in the centre is the Pelachturm, a 70m watchtower first built in the late 10th century. Next to the tower is the facade of the vast town hall, built in the early 17th century and one of the most significant secular Renaissance structures in northern Europe. The cathedral can be seen on the horizon. Augsburg was used by the Wehtmacht and the city, formerly one of the most beautiful in Germany, was heavily bombed. Most of central Augsburg was destroyed but the town hall and Pelachturm have been reconstructed.