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  Zum Grossen Paradies und Esel
by iandsmith

Well, a good place is the local tourist office, something I should have done!
However, so entranced was I that I did a lot of rubber necking and taking photos before I got there. An earlier visit would have saved me walking around in circles a couple of times.
It happens to be in one of the town's most historic buildings though the view you see here (the more interesting one) is actually at the rear of where you now enter.
The name of the building is listed on the caption.
Its original title was Zum Paradies und Esel (The Paradise and the Donkey) and it has been remodelled to house the information centre but it dates back to 1469.
From here you can acquire a splendid publication that lets you walk around at leisure and seek out the highlights.
Frankly, two days is inadequate and I would recommend around 5 to do the place justice. As usual, I managed to cram about three and a half days into two but it was much too frantic and I would like to return someday and explore further.

Address: Benediktsplatz

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  • Updated May 23, 2007
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