Hohenschwangau is the castle where the Mad King Ludwig II
spent much of his childhood.
He's the bloke who later befriended Wagner and built...
Herrenchimsee (modeled on Versailles)...
...and here's another view of Herrenchimsee...
...and Linderhof. Alas, I can't show you the facade of
Linderhof, because it was covered in a scaffold
when we visited. So, this is the famous grotto above the castle, modeled on one of Wagner's operas.
Enough of King Ludwig. This is a much older Castle, Wartburg, in the Thurigen Region of Germany.
This is the back of the Nymphenburg Palace, just outside
This was quite near where we lived in Munich, so we considered the palace grounds to
be our own backyard.
In downtown Munich, the central square is called the
On one side it the new City Hall, called the Neues Rat Haus. It's actually older than the Old City Hall
(Altes Rat Haus) because the Old City Hall was rebuilt after WWII.
This is the Frauenkirke, near Marienplatz.
This is the main church at Andechs, a monastery outside
They make great pork at their restaurant, and everyone assures us that the
bear the monks brew is fantastic.