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Torgau across the Elbe

By dukes_jewel
Torgau on the banks of the Elbe in north-western Saxony, (Germany) is known as the place where, on 25 April 1945, US and Soviet forces first met near the end of the Second World War.

The early Renaissance Hartenfels castle seen here dominates the town. The chapel was built in 1544 and combines late Gothic with early Renaissance elements. It was consecrated by Martin Luther on 5 October 1544. Rather bizarrely in the 21st Century Brown bears are still kept in the moat.

Tags: Photo journalism History Second world war Torgau Martin Luther Hartenfels castle Soviet forces

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those were the times

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