Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill near F├╝ssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commisioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

View of the Alps with Ludwigs and Theatine Church, Munchen

View of the Alps with Ludwigs and Theatine Church, Munchen

When King Ludwig I (King of Bavaria from 1825 to 1848) began laying out plans for a monumental avenue that would traverse the city of Munich, he envisioned a grand street “worthy of his kingdom”. Thus was born Ludwigstrasse. It is one of the city’s four royal avenues. The Theatine Church (the yellowish building to the right) was built from 1663 to 1690, it is characterized by its Italian Baroque style. Thanks to Vanessa for this one. Her blog can be seen right here.

View of the Alps with Ludwig and Theatine Church, Munchen

Set of random cards from Germany

Set of random cards from Germany

Thanks to Katrin from Swap-Bot for these 5 cards she sent me.

 

Kochel Lake in Upper Bavaria

Lake Kochel is located 70 km south of Munich on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. The lake was created during the last glacial period. There are several little settlements bordering the lake.

Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Baden

The Vitra Design Museum is an internationally renowned, privately owned museum for design in Weil am Rhein. Here’s their website.

Chapel on Lake Hegratsried im Allgau

Tiny Chapel on Lake Hegratsried.

Fichtelberg near Oberwiesenthal, Saxony

Dockland Office Block in Hamburg Harbour