A Rainy Day Visit To The German National Museum in Nuremberg Germany

Here’s my guide to visiting the German National Museum in Nuremberg Germany. Weather can be tricky in Germany in the fall. It’s irritatingly unpredictable. I was in Germany during an unexpected fall “freeze,” when the weather flip flopped 30 degrees in a day or two. That’s a bit hard to bear now, isn’t it? Having … Read more

Guide To the UNESCO-Listed Wurzburg Residence, the “German Versailles”

Here’s my guide to the Wurzburg Residence. The palace is a UNESCO-listed site in the town of Wurzburg Germany. It’s one of Europe’s most important Baroque palaces Wurzburg is a small town in northern Bavaria. But there’s nothing “small town” about its vast palace. It’s swishy and luxurious. The palace is so glamorous that it’s … Read more

Guide To the Adorable Hohenschwangau Castle, a Hidden Gem in Bavaria Germany

Here’s my guide to visiting Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria Germany. Truth time. I might have enjoyed touring the operatic and ochre-hued Hohenschwangau Castle more than its decidedly more famous next door neighbor, Neuschwanstein Castle. As the neglected stepchild of Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau is effectively a hidden gem in Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle is more glamorous and gaudy, … Read more

Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria: Was His Death Suicide or Murder?

“I wish to remain an eternal enigma to myself and to others.” — Ludwig II I’ve always been fascinated by murder mysteries. If you throw royalty into the mix, it’s an even juicier story. I’ve previously written about Vincent Van Gogh (suicide or murder?) and England’s Richard III (did he kill the princes in the … Read more

Guide To Munich’s Opulent Nymphenburg Palace

Here’s my guide to visiting Munich’s grand Nymphenburg Palace and the beautiful palace gardens. I tell you everything you need to see at this must visit attraction in Munich. At Nymphenburg, swans glide, nymphs dance on Rococo ceilings, and thematic follies dot the lavish park. Nymphenburg Palace is a must see site in Munich. It’s … Read more

Living Out Your Villanelle Psycho-Fantasy: Filming Locations For killing Eve

“You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them.” — Villanelle Here’s my guide to the filming locations in Europe for BBC America’s darkly comedic show, Killing Eve. The TV series was shot in some exotic locations — Paris, Rome, London, Berlin, and Bucharest. I especially love the twisty psychology of the show’s … Read more