Introduction – The baroque “New Town”

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Before setting off from Huguenot Square on our small tour of Erlangen and its history, a couple of explanations are called for. Erlangen is (what might be called) a baroque New Town – the only one in modern-day Bavaria. It is one of more than 140 such “ideal cities” that were built from the 16th to the 18th centuries in more than 16 European countries from Sweden to Spain. The city is characterized by the regularity of its structure, with its individual districts arranged symmetrically along the main road, its streets and squares laid out with geometrical precision, and the uniform building style of its two- and three-storey houses.

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