Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”. On the picture above one can see the hindquarters of the Winged Horse (Pegasus) where Maria and the children danced around.
The Residential Palace of Ludwigsburg (Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg) is one of the largest Baroque complexes among the castles of Baden-Württemberg. A park behind the palace shows scenes from well-known children’s fairy tales with elaborate buildings. [German]
At the fairy-tale garden of Ludwigsburg this tower is portraying Rapunzel’s Tower. The garden is part of a Baroque park on the grounds of Ludwigsburg Residential Palace. The tower itself is part of a small castle named Emichsburg, which was built in 1798-1802. [German]
Lower Belvedere Palace (Unteres Belvedere) and Upper Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere) constitute an ensemble near Vienna Main Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof). Both palaces are venues of a museum and gallery named Belvedere. Next to the Lower Belvedere one also can visit art exhibitions in the former Orangery and the Palace Stables of the ensemble.
Bensberg Palace (Schloss Bensberg) was designed by Italian Baroque architect Matteo Alberti in the beginning of the 18th century. Today the former hunting lodge for the Counts Palatine of the Rhine houses a 5-Star Grand hotel. [German]
The Japanese garden of Leverkusen, founded by Carl Duisberg, is a 15,000 m² area open for the public. It is located near the BayKomm, an exhibition hall where one can learn about the products made by Bayer AG.
Godesburg Castle (Godesburg) stands on a hill in Bad Godesberg, a part of Bonn. It dates back to the 13th century. At the start of the Cologne War, the castle fell victim to a siege in 1583. Today it houses a restaurant and is known as a fine lookout. [German]
In Paderborn I visited a palace in the style of Weser Renaissance named Schloss Neuhaus. In 1994 a garden festival took place on the grounds of the palace (Schlosspark) so I had a nice walk along beautiful plantings which were still there. [German]
This is one example of several wall paintings I saw in the arcades of the Munich Court Garden (Münchner Hofgarten). The paintings display episodes in the history of the House of Wittelsbach. I was especially impressed by the fact that these paintings are displayed in public. They are protected against wind and weather only by the arcades.
In Köln (Cologne) there are still remains of a strong Roman fort to see. Actually the name of the district Köln-Deutz is deriving from the name of this fort called Divitia. During Roman times this fort guarded the big Rhine bridge connecting the Germanic side of the river with the Roman town Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.