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...

Castle du Jour: Schloss Possenhofen

Today’s featured castle is one for the Sisi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary) fans: Schloss (Castle) Possenhofen. The Castle’s story begins in 1536 when it was built by Chancellor Jakob Rosenbusch for Duke William IV 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 Dachau

Most people think of the concentration camp when they hear ‘Dachau‘ but this historical town in Bavaria has beautiful Renaissance and Baroque buildings and a palace! Dachau is around 30 minutes northwest from Munich by S-bahn and Dachau Palace is...

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...