Gardens Palaces Sound of Music

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, AustriaMirabell 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”. More…

Museums Palaces

Lower Belvedere in Vienna

Front view of the Lower Belvedere

Lower Belvedere (Unteres Belvedere) and Upper Belvedere (Oberes Belvedere) constitute an ensemble near Vienna Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). Both palaces are venues of a museum and gallery named Belvedere. More…

Accommodations Hotels Palaces

Schloss Bensberg in Bergisch-Gladbach

Schloss Bensberg in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany

On the grounds of Schloss Bensberg. The palace was founded as hunting lounge for the Counts Palatine of the Rhine. Later it turned into a 5-Star Grand hotel. More…


Augustusburg Palace in Brühl

Augustusburg Palace in Brühl, Germany

Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne Clemens August of Bavaria. It forms with Falkenlust Palace (Schloss Falkenlust) an ensemble and is listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site. More…

Gardens Palaces

Neuhaus Palace in Paderborn

Garden side of Neuhaus Palace in Paderborn, Germany

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. More…


New Residence in Bamberg

New Residenz in Bamberg, Germany

The Neue Residenz (New Residence) in Bamberg was the site of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops. The building consists of more than 40 staterooms. Visitors experience stucco-work ceilings, furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Palaces Sculptures

The ‘Hundefräulein’ at Schallaburg Palace

Dog lady at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

If you look carefully at the sculptures decorating the inner yard of Schallaburg Palace (Schloss Schallaburg) you may discover the ‘Hundefräulein’. This is a sculpture showing a girl with a head shaped like a dog. More…