Travel makes you understand
that you should not think
you’re always right.
Linderhof Palace is a most adorable mini-Versailles in the alps for one royal recluse
It is the season for Christmas markets soon and if you’re headed to see some in Germany, here are other sights I enjoyed the most:
Prettiest hotel bar at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. They also have a little nightclub in the basement with a great band playing pop and classic dance tunes.
Bumped into dream cars from every decade at the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart
Made sure my crown jewels are still where I left them… was this at the treasury in Munich?
Try a horseless carriage ride through a small town, scenic woods and farmland
Rothenberg is a medieval city that survived the war unscathed by sheer luck of circumstance…
…Hear how from Rothenberg’s Night Watchman. History teachers can learn a thing or two from him on how to dress the part while regaling the crowd with humorous narratives.
Though it wasn’t on my original wishlist, Dresden was a lovely surprise , turning out to be my favorite city this tour. Bombed for no good reason during the war, the women of the town saved what they could from the rubble and re-used these to restore the city center back to its former glory. The Zwinger Palace is now home to three museums with its restored courtyard of elegant fountains and sculptures. I loved strolling through its upper level walkway, imagining how many women were subliminally seduced in an afternoon stroll surrounded by the countless sculptures of fat cherubs, lovers, women holding food or children, all suggesting fertility and love.
I felt positively royal in my room at the Crown Prince Suites of the Kempinski Tauschenberg Palace Hotel. With very high ceilings and space wide enough for dancing, both sides of my bedchamber had double connecting doors to adjoining rooms–perfect for the discreet entry and exit of guests or lovers. Standing right in the heart of town, this palace was originally built as the residence of the king’s favorite mistress. Below is what the bombed shell 😉 looked before and after restoration.
One of the amazing treasures at the Residenza is this galleon carved in pure ivory. Do you see the tiny sailors climbing the ropes? The middle mast has the royal seal “embossed” on its thin billowy sail.
Berlin was too, too modern for me. I like to travel to Europe for old architecture and they are doing a great job restoring the few structures that have remained standing like this Cathedral by the river.
A very modern Holocaust memorial
Found Cinderella’s carriage at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich
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