Who has not tried to replicate Versailles. The young king of Bavaria, Ludwig II, also didn’t remain uninvolved. He built his Versailles, but it was not Linderhof.… Read More Linderhof, Bavaria: Failed Versailles!
It seems that some of us prefer ruins to whatever these ruins were before the deterioration: castle, estate, or palace. Why?… Read More Why We Adore Castle Ruins: Hohenfreyberg and Eisenberg, Germany
The water of Lech, Fuessen, Bavaria, is really emerald. I have never seen anything like it.… Read More The Emerald River of Lech in Fuessen, Bavaria
By Irina The best views of the wonderful city of Dresden are from the Аugustus Brücke (The Augustus Bridge) where we are staying now. There were several tragic pages in the long history of Dresden, but the real catastrophe took place here from February 13th to 15th, 1945. British and American bombers dropped 3,500 tons… Read More Dresden: 68 Years After Firebombing
You may have seen this photo of the Bavarian castle Neuschwanstein a million times. The view of the castle from the Marienbrücke−Queen Mary’s Bridge over an 80-meter gorge with a waterfall−is captured in thousands of photos, posters, puzzles, mugs, mouse pads, and so on. Sure enough, I wanted to take some original shots, to find… Read More The History of One Picture: Neuschwanstein Castle
Why did the young Bavarian king, Ludwig II, who unexpectedly obtained the control over the whole kingdom as an adolescent of 19 years, build the castle in this very place on bare rock?… Read More Neuschwanstein Castle: Decoration for Life