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...

Castles along the Rhein

If you ever find yourself on a Rhein (Rhine) River cruise in the Middle Rhine, you’ll spot plenty of castles along the way. This post features 11 castles that I spotted during the cruise from Rüdesheim am Rhein to St....

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 Pillnitz

One of the palaces I briefly visited (i.e. saw the exterior) in Germany back in 2009 was Schloss Pillnitz, or Pillnitz Castle, the leisure and summer residence of the electors and kings of Saxony. Schloss Pillnitz is located on the...

Maritime Museum in Hamburg

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend the last day of their tour (Friday, 21 July 2017) in Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. Their first stop in the morning will be the Maritime Museum (the museum will be...