Silken wallpaper, golden trim, and lavish embroidery would have well suited our Egyptian queen. Instead, she’s stuck in a gallery with stuffy old philosophers and tyrannical emperors. All of them are at home in the Munich Residenz, the main palace of the House of Wittelsbach. Owing to never-ending repair and restoration work, the approach to the […]Read more "Cleo in Munich"
While I wait for my husband to get ready, let my throw a few statues in your direction. Through their taxes, the Bavarian people have recently completed renovations of the wing of the Residenz in München, which houses the Bavarian State Collection of bronzes. The Residenz was the city home of the Wittelsbach dynasty. A palace filled […]Read more "A Bronzy Interlude"
You may by now be thoroughly bored by castles and such, but I took nearly 1000 photos at Burghausen and Landshut, so you better settle in to suffer through a few more. Next up is a look inside the Palas, the main living quarters of the Ducal family. Over the centuries, the castle of Burghausen has […]Read more "More Burg"
Spending two days in Europe’s longest castle complex, the Bavarian Burg zu Burghausen.Read more "Burg zu Burghausen"
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], […]Read more "The Third"
‘Nässe’: wetness, rain, cloudbursts, downpours, etc. but Munich is gorgeous anyway!Read more "Nässe"
The long anticipated weekend had arrived. A group of fuddy-duddies converged, one by one, toward the epicenter of the town of Tübingen, the Market Square. I walked from my hotel toward the square through a steep cobblestone lane, carefully negotiating the wide steps of Wienergasse. From there I turned right and approached our designated meeting […]Read more "Tübinger Treffen"