One of numerous murals you can find in the columned hall of the Palais Toerring-Jettenbach in Munich. This building, also known as the Palais an der Oper, is located at the Max-Joseph-Platz next to the Munich Residence and to the Bavarian State Opera.
This mural at the tower of the old town hall displays a compilation of seals and coat of arms related to Munich. The dates tell when each emblem was in use. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) was the domicile of the municipality until 1874. Today it serves as a building for representative purposes for the city council in Munich.
The manhole covers in Munich display the ‘Münchner Kindl‘, who is also in mentioned in the city arms. Though in the Bavarian dialect a Münchner Kindl simply means Munich child, the original meaning of the figure was a monk or friar.
For many years Füssen has been a centre of the lute- and violinmaking industry. In 1562, the lute maker of Füssen joined together to form the first European lute maker guild. Today one can visit an extensive exhibition about the production of lutes and violins at the museum of local history (Museum der Stadt Füssen).
The danse macabre (Totentanz) in Füssen is the oldest one of Bavaria. It was created by the painter Jacob Hiebler and can be seen as an exhibit of the museum of local history (Museum der Stadt Füssen) located in the former St. Mang’s Abbey.
This sundial is located in the courtyard of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss) in Füssen. Around the windows, one can see a small piece of the Trompe-l’œil for which the castle is known. It is assumed that these paintings were made around 1499 by the painter Fidelis Eichele.
The High Castle (Hohes Schloss) in Füssen is known for its walls decorated with a 15th-century Trompe l’oeil. Personally, I was impressed by a couple of ‘painted’ oriel windows which give the castle a surreal touch.
I did know Füssen is known for a lot of amazing Trompe-l’œils on the walls of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss). Though I was surprised to see in the streets of Füssen such an impressive Trompe-l’œil featuring a book. In this depiction the three legs of the city arms are linked to the character traits diligent, honest and helpful (fleissig – ehrlich – hilfsbereit).
On the manhole covers in Füssen you can see the local city arms. Even though the name of the town origins from a latin word (fauces) the coat of arms refers to the latter interpretation of the word Füssen which sounds like the German term Füße. Especially in Bavarian areas, this term is used for legs.
Longshot of the Marienbrücke taken from a balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein). From there one has an excellent view over the whole castle. The bridge can be reached by bus starting near the ticket office in Hohenschwangau.