Thursday, March 23, 2006

Linden Tree in Geisenheim

This around 700 year old linden tree is Geisenheim's landmark. It's in the center of the town right next to the town hall (on the left). It's also declared a natural monument because of its age. When you look closer you can see that there are stilts to help the tree carry its branches.

10 Comments:

At 9:59 AM, Blogger dutchie said...

I love linden trees, you've inspired me for a future post!

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

Am Brunne vor dem Tore da steht ein Lindenbaum, Ich träumte in seinem Schatten so manchen süssen Traum...LOL.
I guess this lindenbaum dates back to that song!!

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

oh je: Brunnen!!

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger luggi said...

Two platane trees and one linden tree.

 
At 4:47 PM, Anonymous lagatta said...

What a lovely tree! Imagine what it has lived through... I hope there is a café in that town square, where one can contemplate it while savouring a coffee or glass of Riesling...

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Markus H. said...

There is a cafee, its actuall right behind the tree in this picture, between the town hall and the building to the right. I used to live in Geisenheim, and my father still works for the mayors office. Nice Picture!!!

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

dutchie - glad I could inspire you. I'll check for that post then :).

cynthia - the perfect song for this tree!! And no worries about your typo - that's actually how a real "Rheingauer" had pronounced it in the local dialect.

luggi - now that you say it... looks like we have "tree day" today in the Daily Photo Family. For those of you who are wondering now, check out Bazainville Daily Photo and Montchauvet Daily Photo...

lagatta - yes, as Markus explained, there is a nice ice café right behind the tree (with probably the best ice in the Rheingau; except for the one in Oestrich, which I think is part of the same family).

markus - Welcome to the Rheingau Daily Photo Blog! I think you're the first "Rheingauner" ;) commenting here. Hope you come back and visit from time to time!

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

What a marvel of nature these old trees are. How many things have they witnessed. It is good that they protect them so well. We have ancient oaks in Spain that are being bought by foreigners to plant them in their gardens as a trophy. Sadly but true. Nice picture with a history.

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Carlos - wow, what an interesting story. I wonder if all those trees survive the transport. I think if they have been in one place for such a long time it must be hard for them to adjust to new places and climates, not to talk about the process of digging it out without hurting too many roots etc. My "ficus benjamini" already always gets mad at me when I just move it from one place to another...

 
At 12:25 AM, Blogger Robert said...

Wow - beautiful tree & pic. The weight of History must mix with the air in this square. Remarkable. I'd love to sit under this tree with a good young glass of Geisenheimer spaetlese some day.

 

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