Randy and Katy Smelser

Americans living in Germany but citizens of heaven

2000 Years Germany
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Trier was the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th Century

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Porta Nigra, the Black Gate, from the 4th Century

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Roman Road in Trier - they don't make roads that last like that anymore

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The Cathedral in Trier, parts date back to the 4th Century

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Constantine's throne room is now a Protestant Church

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Roman Baths in Trier

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Roman Amphitheater in Trier

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The Cathedral in Trier, parts date back to the 4th Century

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Birth house of Karl Marx in 1818 in Trier. He was the father of Communism

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Vineyards, Towns and Castles along the Rhine River

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Customs House castle on an island in the Rhine

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The castles along the Rhine since the Middle Ages

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Castle along the Rhine River

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Tower of the city wall

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The tower is from 1322

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Medieval town on the Rhine

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Age has twisted some of the old houses.

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Bacharach on the Rhine, the vineyards have been there since Roman days

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St.Alban, where the Smelsers came from before 1750

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School house where Smelsers went to school before 1750

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Smelser brothers visiting school house

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The Wartburg near Eisenach, Thuringia

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The Wartburg was the hiding place of Martin Luther

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The room where Martin Luther translated the Bible into German in 1521-22

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In the Wartburg in front of the house Martin Luther lived and worked

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Entry Gatehouse to Buchenwald Concentration Camp

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Buchenwald

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp outer fence

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Original Picture of Buchenwald

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The Reichstag (Capitol) built in the 19th Century, burned by Hilter to take over.

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The Berlin Wall - double wall with no man's land between

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The Berlin Wall with guard tower and no mans land

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The Wall at Bernauer Strasse.

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The Wall at Bernauer Strasse

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Most of Wall is gone but there is line through the entire city were it used to be

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The train station was blocked off by the Wall

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Check Point Charlie

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Gedächtnis Kirche (Rememberance Church) in Berlin left as a ruin from WW II bombings