This sundial is one of two pieces attached to a corner of Albrechtsburg. The Albrechtsburg is deemed one of the first palace buildings in Germany. Even from a distance, you can see the towering white walls of the late Gothic castle when approaching Meissen. [German]
From the balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle I had this view of the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle. Whereas Neuschwanstein is known as a dream castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Hohenschwangau was the castle of his parents and his childhood. Living there he probably forged out plans for a castle of his own the first time.
Ehrenburg palace (Schloss Ehrenburg) was the residence palace of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg until 1918. It was built in the 16th century from a Franciscan monastery. The present façade in English Gothic Revival style was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the beginning of the 19th century. [German]
View of Friedenstein Castle (Schloss Friedenstein) taken from the staircase of the Ducal Museum of Gotha. The early Baroque palace was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It is notable for hosting the Ekhof-Theater, which is still featuring the original Baroque machinery for changing the scenery. [German]
On the grounds of Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace (Schloss Kromsdorf) you can find a collection of 64 stone busts created in the years 1670-1730. I came across this garden while cycling along the Ilm Valley cycling route (Ilmtal-Radweg) in the German state of Thuringia.
The Neues Schloss (New Palace) built in late Baroque style served as residence of the Kings of Württemberg.
Palais Schönburg was built by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt in the years 1705/1706. It is also known as Palais Schönburg-Hartenstein and Palais Starhemberg-Schönburg. Today it serves as event location.