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In the middle of the square you can see the German eagle in the pavement. Thorn was part of the Holy Roman Empire, and was a member of the Reichstag. The Holy Roman Empire was seen as a continuation of the Roman Empire. It consisted of a large number of secular and ecclesiastical states and can also be seen as the first beginning for one Europe.

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Otto I the Great is crowned emperor in Rome. Yes, exactly, the same Otto who gave Ansfrey the territory where Thorn would later emerge. The Holy Roman Empire was at its peak around 1550, including all of central Europe and northern Italy, after which it fell into decay due to the Reformation and the Wars of Religion.

Napoleon forced Emperor Francis II, in 1806, to resign, which was officially the end.

Thorn was a principality that was part of that Holy Roman empire, the eagle was the symbol of the that Empire.

Photo: map of the Holy Roman Empire

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As a real education family, the idea was to offer the children a tour in Thorn, in order to generate interest in Thorn but also in history in general.

Children come with their parents and go the same route as the adults. The route was thus determined by that of the adults.

That adult route could also be improved, since the software made this possible, it was ready before the children's tour.

Collaboration with the Thorn Museum.

Even in the first test phase, Museum Thorn showed an immediate interest in our tours and it was soon decided to enter into a collaboration.

The vision of the Thorn museum is that the town of Thorn is actually a large open-air museum. We can only endorse that.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Thorn and look forward to seeing you again.

Hélène, Sanne and Geert Stams.

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