Nikolaihof, Bardowick, Germany.
The Nikolaihof is a large property in Bardowick, which is a municipality in the district of Lüneburg. Bardowick is one of the oldest villages in the state of Lower Saxony.
The Nikolaihof consists of a church and a number of barns and cottages. In the Middle Ages, people suffering from leprosy were treated at the Nikolaihof, which was named after Saint Nicholas.
For an aerial view and more information (in German) click here. If you would like to find out more about the other sights in and around Bardowick, visit this site (the places are listed on the left side). For previous pictures of Bardowick taken by yours truly, click the followings links: #1; #2; #3; #4. To see pictures of another old town in Lower Saxony, click here.
Blog post title taken from a poem by William Wordsworth.
Have a nice weekend!