Zwei Burgen – Two Castles

During our home exchange in Munich, Germany, we were invited to spend a weekend in Europe’s longest castle complex Castle Burghausen. Before you ever reach the main castle, which forms the southern tip of the 1051 m [3448 ft] long walled fortification, you have to pass through five outer courtyards, each one dedicated to a […]

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The Third

Die Pinakothek der Moderne is supersized eye-candy and it contains some pretty impressive works of art too. It is the newest of three world renown Pinakotheken in München, Germany, hence its local nickname “Dritte”, the third. The German term Pinakothek is of Greek origin meaning literally storehouse [formative element: thek] of painted tablets [pinax, genitive case: pinakos], […]

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