Kreuzenstein Castle in Leobendorf

Kreuzenstein Castle in Leobendorf, Austria

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’.


Ulm Minster in Ulm

Ulm minster on a foggy day

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.


Montfort Castle in Langenargen

Montfort Castle in Langenargen, Germany

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.