I should know better by now, but I am still frequently astonished by how nice travelling close to home can be. A detour to the Siebengebirge is possible from two… Read More
My verdict on Lübeck: Easily one of the loveliest German cities I have ever visited. Lübeck was a key-player in medieval and early modern commercial life and generally considered head… Read More
The Pilgrimage Church of Wies, or Wieskirche as it is known in German, is a masterpiece of the Bavarian Rococo. The interior holds exquisite detail, and the artisanship is sheer unbelievable. Hold on to your hats, as your minds are likely to be blown on seeing this 18th century gem.
When visiting World Heritage Sites in Bavaria, King Ludwig II’s two palaces Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee and the castle Neuschwanstein offer a nice detour. Many tourists actually believe one of those to be a World Heritage Site, but wrongly so. Equally wrong are those who consider it a copy of Disney’s Cinderella castle. But let me start at the beginning…
Built between 1719 and 1744, with the lavish interior finished by 1781, the Residence in Würzburg is a superb example of a Baroque palace. The team of artisans and artists from Germany, Austria, Italy and France surpassed themselves here and created a variation of the Baroque style called Würzburg Rococco.