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 everything 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

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”

I had long penciled in the UNESCO town of Wurzburg on my list of must see sites in northern Bavaria. And my Wurzbrug to do list included the glitzy Wurzburg Residence, Wurzburg’s #1 site. I just didn’t expect it to be quite so swishy and luxurious. Wurzburg is a small city, after all. But there’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

Guide To Linderhof Palace in Bavaria: Moon King Channels Sun King

Here’s my guide to visiting Linderhof Palace in Germany, which tells you everything you need to see there with tips for visiting. Linderhof Palace is a dramatic must see site and landmark in Bavaria, built by King Ludwig II. I’m never sure what to call Ludwig. He’s mostly known as Mad King Ludwig, an eccentric … Read more