Featured Video: The Secret Life of Vaulted Arches

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Deutsche Welle ran an interesting video piece as a part of their Tomorrow Today series about the architectural mystery of the vaulted arches found in many German castles and cathedrals built years ago. If you’ve visited some older castles in Germany and looked up at the ceilings, you may have noticed the strange arches that veer of in many directions and wondered why they were made in such strange patterns. Researchers in Dresden have been puzzled by this rare architectural design and in this video discuss how they have discovered that it may just be the reason why so many of these buildings are still standing today.

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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