Visitor’s Guide to Neuschwanstein Castle In Bavaria

Here’s my guide to visiting the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. I give you an overview of the castle’s history, its architect, and tell you what you need to see inside. Clad in glistening limestone and strategically perched in the Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle is the most visited site in Germany. The Neo-Gothic castle isn’t a … Read more

Guide To The Munich Residenz: City Palace of the Wittelsbach Dynasty

The Munich Residenz is a vastly underrated European palace. I’d say it’s on par with Versailles in terms of sheer grandeur, though I may get booed for that sentiment. Too bad, it’s delightfully under-touristed and historically interesting, despite being mostly a post WWII recreation. The Munich Residenz was the seat of a political and cultural … Read more

Guide To 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 been frozen out, and drowned out, of Munich, I found myself in … Read more

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

The Würzburg Residence is a must see UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll step into a world of opulence and history. With resplendent interiors, lush gardens, and a rich cultural legacy, is 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 … 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