Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement more than 2,000 years ago into a city of history, culture, local folklore and education. The bridge spanning the Maas River was so important to the Romans that they built a small castle, a castellum, at the site to help protect the Maastrichter bridge from being attacked by the nearby Germanic people.
Here are a few shots of parts of the old city wall along the Maas River. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Old City Wall Photo #1. Part of the old wall in the foreground and one of the many bridges spanning the Maas River in the background.
Old City Wall Photo #2. A swan swims near part of the old castellum.
Old City Wall Photo #3. Looking through a space in the castellum across the Maas River to the other side on a foggy morning.
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