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Merseburg is in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Apart from the cathedral the town boasts a castle and elegant castle gardens.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

In courtyard to the side of the cathderal are a number of Green Men carvings Pew end carving in the nave
Corbel also in the courtyard The top of an arch going into the cathedral courtyard
Lintel above a doorway in the courtyard These very strange carvings can be found on more than one building in the area of the castle. Animal skulls with garlands of flowers coming out of their eye sockets