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From: Erfurt, Germany

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Augustinerkloster

In 2004, remnants of damaged medieval buildings were stacked neatly within the monastery's rebuilt walls, awaiting restoration of the old Historisches Bibliothek and medieval woadhouses that were hit by British bombs in World War II.

(Woad is a plant that yields a blue dye when cured with urine and dried on rooftops. Erfurt was famous for its woad dye until cheaper indigo from the tropics made woad obsolete. Today, woad dye is again being made by traditional methods in a nearby village.)

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More about Erfurt:
Erfurt, Germany - 9-page travel guide
Erfurt photo gallery - 105 pictures with captions
Augustinerkloster - The monastery where Luther took his vows
Alte Synagogue - Old Synagogue
German Christmas Markets: Erfurt
Hotel am Kaiser