Modern Photos of Landshut
Article about: I would like to ask if there is anyone on the orum that lives near Landshut; could you take some photographs of the prison and the island called the Zwischer Brucken in the river Isar. I am
I've read this with interest. I tried (unsuccessfully) to locate Burg Trausnitz on Google Maps, but reading the link above I read that the Burg is situated on a hill outside Landshut.
I decided that the best way to find the hill would be to go into Streetview, and here's where it gets very strange.
You are not allowed to select Streetview in Landshut! All you are allowed is a series of suggested places, marked by blue dots, and all you are permitted to see is a pre-photographed view from that dot.
I have only seen something similar when I tried to view Hitler's house at Berchtesgaden; I wanted to see if the Linden tree ordered by Boormann was still there. But you are only permitted certain views from various dots, which seems to be to dissuade neo-Nazis from viewing anything Nazi-related, and with no other houses on that stretch of road it can't be anything to do with the German privacy issue.
So what is so important about Landshut that it is screened from view, and censored, by Google? What are we not allowed to see?
Thank you very much for helping me clarify this and for taking the time to share this information with me. I sincerely appreciate it.
by: Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)
N Linden when the sun was low,
All bloodless lay the untrodden snow,
And dark as winter was the flow
Of Iser, rolling rapidly.
But Linden saw another sight
When the drum beat, at dead of night,
Commanding fires of death to light
The darkness of her scenery.
By torch and trumpet fast arrayed
Each horseman drew his battle blade,
And furious every charger neighed,
To join the dreadful revelry.
Then shook the hills with thunder riven,
Then rushed the steed to battle driven,
And louder than the bolts of heaven
Far flashed the red artillery.
And redder yet those fires shall glow
On Linden's hills of blood-stained snow,
And darker yet shall be the flow
Of Iser, rolling rapidly.
'Tis morn, but scarce yon lurid sun
Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun,
Where furious Frank and fiery Hun
Shout in their sulphurous canopy.
The combat deepens. On, ye brave,
Who rush to glory, or the grave!
Wave, Munich, all thy banners wave!
And charge with all thy chivalry!
Ah! few shall part where many meet!
The snow shall be their winding-sheet,
And every turf beneath their feet
Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
The hill is actually located well within present-day city limits; in fact the castle is just a few minutes walking distance from the historic old town.
Also, it is easily found on Google Maps; one really has to enter no more than "Burg Trausnitz" to come up with the proper suggestion.
We're the site of the little-known Area 52.
But seriously: It has nothing to do with the town as such and there is no censorship thing going on.
The answer is simply that Google Streetview covers only a very few major population centers in Germany. For Bavaria in particular, it is only available for the greater Munich- and Nuremberg areas.
Ah, thanks. I did wonder.
In Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich