Burghard Brinksmeier

Burghard Brinksmeier
Head of Press & Culture, Republic of Germany

“If you visit Lahore you can’t avoid the Badshahi Mosque with its gorgeous domes, maybe the most iconic landmark of Lahore and an important example of Mughal architecture. This mosque used to be for a long time one of the largest mosque in the world and now the second largest mosque in Pakistan.”...

Last month my older Son and his mother have been visiting me for the first time in Pakistan.  And of course part of this visit was to spend a few days in Lahore, this marvelous and second most populous city in Pakistan.

Lahore was a must because of the tumultuous and colorful history spanning several centuries. We started with a rickshaw tour covering the famous twelve gates of the old walled city of Lahore. After this we followed the thousand noises and odors which cover the old market place before we visited two of the most remarkable landmarks of Lahore, the beautifully restored Shahi Hammam and the amazing Wazir Khan Mosque. You do not have to be a Muslim (I am a faithful Christian actually) to get enchanted from this unique place and its beauty and dignityin the middle of the wheeling and dealing of the daily live.

After we had left the market we visited the citadel in the city, the famous Lahore Fort which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its outstanding monuments of the Mughal area in the 17th century, the cultural zenith of this historical period which the artistic highlight, the Picture Wall, a large section of the outer wall beautifully decorated with colorful mosaics and frescos.

Last but not least: if you visit Lahore you can’t avoid the Badshahi Mosque with its gorgeous domes, maybe the most iconic landmark of Lahore and an important example of Mughal architecture. This mosque used to be for a long time one of the largest mosque in the world and now the second largest mosque in Pakistan. All in all we spend very exciting and un forgettable days in Lahore.

Head of Press & Culture, Republic of Germany

“If you visit Lahore you can’t avoid the Badshahi Mosque with its gorgeous domes, maybe the most iconic landmark of Lahore and an important example of Mughal architecture. This mosque used to be for a long time one of the largest mosque in the world and now the second largest mosque in Pakistan.”...

Last month my older Son and his mother have been visiting me for the first time in Pakistan.  And of course part of this visit was to spend a few days in Lahore, this marvelous and second most populous city in Pakistan.

Lahore was a must because of the tumultuous and colorful history spanning several centuries. We started with a rickshaw tour covering the famous twelve gates of the old walled city of Lahore. After this we followed the thousand noises and odors which cover the old market place before we visited two of the most remarkable landmarks of Lahore, the beautifully restored Shahi Hammam and the amazing Wazir Khan Mosque. You do not have to be a Muslim (I am a faithful Christian actually) to get enchanted from this unique place and its beauty and dignityin the middle of the wheeling and dealing of the daily live.

After we had left the market we visited the citadel in the city, the famous Lahore Fort which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its outstanding monuments of the Mughal area in the 17th century, the cultural zenith of this historical period which the artistic highlight, the Picture Wall, a large section of the outer wall beautifully decorated with colorful mosaics and frescos.

Last but not least: if you visit Lahore you can’t avoid the Badshahi Mosque with its gorgeous domes, maybe the most iconic landmark of Lahore and an important example of Mughal architecture. This mosque used to be for a long time one of the largest mosque in the world and now the second largest mosque in Pakistan. All in all we spend very exciting and un forgettable days in Lahore.

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