Palace du jour: Schloss Fürstenried

Happy Palaces Day! Today’s featured palace is not a tourist destination and can only be admired from the exterior by castle-visitors. One of its former inhabitants was the Pope Emeritus Benedikt XVI! Schloss Fürstenried in Greater Munich began as a...

Schloss Schleissheim

Once you’ve seen one Baroque palace, you’ve seen them all – or so I thought. It was for that very reason that I did not go inside Schloss Schleissheim in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Thankfully, my fellow castle-lover and friend, Svenja...

Schloß Nymphenburg

Happy Palace Day! I am resurrecting a post on Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace), this time, complete with a selection of photos taken in 2010. Nymphenburg is one of my favourite palaces in Bavaria, if not in the world. This summer...

Castle du jour: Schloss Blutenburg

Just west of Munich (around 14 min by car from Nymphenburg Palace) is a medieval moated castle that was once the country residence of Duke Albrecht III of Bavaria (and his son, Duke Sigismund). Blutenburg Castle was built in the 1430’s as a hunting lodge and replaced a...

Munich: Café Katzentempel

I visited Café Katzentempel in Munich back in May. This was my first cat cafe and I missed my two cats back in Vancouver so I needed some cat therapy. In fact, anyone who needs to de-stress and is not allergic...

Munich Goes Green for St Paddy’s

Shortly after half past 6 in the evening, the green lights illuminated the Neues Rathaus to cheers from the ‘flash mob’ crowd gathering at Marienplatz in München. This was supposedly the first time the New Town Hall had been lit...