Tag Archives: Munich

The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces

I’ve had a few visitors in the past couple weeks, which gave me an excuse to be tourist-y in Bavaria. This, of course, meant visiting castles—both the one very close to my house (Schloss Nymphenburg) and the more famous one a train ride away (Neuschwanstein). This also meant that I have photo evidence of these trips! (I may be terrible at taking pictures, but my visitors weren’t.)

Let’s start with Schloss Nymphenburg. It was originally built as the Bavarian royal family’s country hunting lodge. Of course, it’s now in the city, but that’s what happens when cities expand.

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In and out of Munich

Because this is my first post, I should probably direct you to the ‘about’ page, in case you want to know who I am and why I am keeping this blog.  This ‘German season’ of mine won’t be very German at first, because I was only in Munich for two days (most of which I spent sleeping off jet lag) before running away to the rest of Europe for three weeks.

This is my travel map for August, post-Munich. I'm carefully skirting the German border, visiting family and friends in neighboring countries.
This is my travel map for August, post-Munich. For no particular reason, I’m carefully skirting the German border, visiting family and friends in neighboring countries.

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