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Churches

Frauenkirche in Munich

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

The Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), also known as M√ľnchner Dom, is the largest church in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. I took this view after climbing up the tower of another church called St. Peter. [German]

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Palaces

Moorish kiosk in Ettal

Moorish kiosk in front of the Alps

During a walk on the grounds of Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) I came across this Moorish kiosk. It was originally built as Prussian contribution to the World Exhibition 1867 in Paris and turned later into one of several attractions located around the palace owned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

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Palaces

Linderhof Palace in Ettal

View of Linderhof Palace taken from the terrace gardens

Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It is not only remarkable for its style and interior but also for the fanciful castle grounds where one can find an artificial grotto, a big tree inside a hut and a Moorish kiosk. 

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Railways Tramways

Chiemsee Railway in Prien

Chiemsee Railway (1887) in Prien, Germany

In the year 1887 the Chiemsee Railway (Chiemseebahn) was opened. Though this railway doesn’t exactly meet the definition of a tramway, it is considered as the oldest still operating steam tramway in the world.