Picture-perfect spot in German town

A couple taking photographs against the backdrop of snow-covered roofs in the so-called "Alter Flecken", or "old spot", the historic core of downtown Freudenberg. The German town is located in the heart of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia,
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A couple taking photographs against the backdrop of snow-covered roofs in the so-called "Alter Flecken", or "old spot", the historic core of downtown Freudenberg. The German town is located in the heart of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, near the city of Siegen, and draws tourists keen to see its preserved half-timbered houses dating back to the 17th century.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2018, with the headline 'Picture-perfect spot in German town'. Print Edition | Subscribe