The Kreuzenstein Castle of today was erected in the years 1874 – 1906 by order of Count Johann Nepomuk Graf Wilczek. As the castle consists of a lot of medieval material bought from other castles it offers modern as well as medieval structures. It was the set of many movies, e.g. for the 2010 television series ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.
Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) in the German region of Eifel came through all wars without severe damage and is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Germany.
The New Residence (Neue Residenz) of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops has over 40 staterooms featuring stucco-work ceilings. The furniture and the tapestries originate from the 17th and 18th centuries. The rose garden of the residence offers a fine view of Michelsberg Abbey.
Though Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster) is built in Gothic style it wasn’t finished before 1890. With its steeple measuring 161.5 metres it is the tallest church in the world. Visitors are allowed to climb up to a height of 143 m.
A dovecote seen in Tübingen, Germany.
You see this Bavarian Lion at the port entrance of Lindau. It stands next to the lighthouse of Lindau. The Bavarian Lion is mentioned several times in the Bavarian coat of arms. For example, two lions hold the shield of the coat of arms.
Montfort Castle (Schloss Montfort) is a lakeside palace next to Lake Constance (Bodensee). It was built for King William I of Württemberg in 1867. I took this photo on a boat trip from Lindau to Friedrichshafen and was especially impressed by the Moorish architecture of the palace.
The German language is known for its pretty long compound words. Have a look at this sign seen in the Bavarian city of Passau. Yes, the word is real!
Vienna is famous for its traditional ‘Kaffeehäuser’. The following list shows some cafés known for their traditional Viennese style.