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Trompe l’oeil featuring oriel windows in Füssen High Castle, Bavaria, Murals, Street Art, Germany, Cottage, Windows, Mansions, Architecture

Trompe l’oeil featuring oriel windows in Füssen

The High Castle (Hohes Schloss) in Füssen is known for its walls decorated with a 15th-century Trompe l’oeil. Personally, I was impressed by a couple of ‘painted’ oriel windows which give the castle a surreal touch. This is another example of a Trompe l’oeil located in the courtyard of the castle and displaying an oriel…

View of Neuschwanstein Castle, taken from a nearby bridge Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Castles, Travel Destinations, Bridge

Marienbrücke in Schwangau

A longshot of the Marienbrücke taken from a balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein). From there one has an excellent view over the whole castle. The bridge can be reached by bus starting near the ticket office in Hohenschwangau. The bridge was built in 1866 and named after Marie of Prussia, the mother of King…

Longshot of the Marienbrücke in Schwangau, Germany. From there you can take excellent photos of Neuschwanstein Castle. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Bridges, Mount Rushmore, Travel Destinations

Marienbrücke in Schwangau

A longshot of the Marienbrücke taken from a balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein). From there one has an excellent view over the whole castle. The bridge can be reached by bus starting near the ticket office in Hohenschwangau. The bridge was built in 1866 and named after Marie of Prussia, the mother of King…

On the manhole covers in Füssen you can see the local city arms. Even though the name of the town origins from a latin word (fauces) the coat of arms refers to the later interpretation of the word Füssen which … Continue reading → Sounds Like, Coat Of Arms, Bavaria, Tapas, Germany, Cover, Image, The World, Underworld

Manhole cover in Füssen

On the manhole covers in Füssen you can see the local city arms. Even though the name of the town origins from a latin word (fauces) the coat of arms refers to the later interpretation of the word Füssen which sounds like the German term Füße. Especially in Bavarian areas, this term is used for…

Hohenschwangau Castle in Schwangau, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Neuschwanstein Castle, Holidays 2017, Bavaria, Castles, Travel Destinations

Hohenschwangau Castle

From the balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle, I had this view of the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle. Whereas Neuschwanstein is known as a dream castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Hohenschwangau was the castle of his parents and his childhood. Living there, he probably forged out plans for a castle of his own the first…

I did know Füssen is known for a lot of amazing Trompe-l’œils on the walls of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss). Though I was surprised to see in the streets of Füssen such an impressive Trompe-l’œil featuring a book. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Open Book, Bavaria, Murals, Beautiful Things, Street Art

Trompe l'oeil featuring a book in Füssen

I did know Füssen is known for a lot of amazing Trompe-l’œils on the walls of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss). Though I was surprised to see in the streets of Füssen such an impressive Trompe-l’œil featuring a book. In this depiction, the three legs of the city arms are linked to the character traits…

Coats of arms of the kingdom of Bavaria introduced in 1835 Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany And Italy, Old Building, Coat Of Arms, Bavaria, Castle

Coats of arms of the kingdom of Bavaria (1835)

This coat of arms, seen at an old building in Schwangau, displays the coat of arms of the kingdom of Bavaria introduced in 1835. The date above the crown has to be read as 1844. In former times the 4 had been written as half 8. The coat of arms consists of five elements: The…

The danse macabre (Totentanz) in Füssen is the oldest one of Bavaria. It was created by the painter Jacob Hiebler and can be seen as an exhibit of the museum of local history (Museum der Stadt Füssen) located in the … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Danse Macabre, Local History, History Museum, Bavaria, Museums

Danse macabre in Füssen

The danse macabre (Totentanz) in Füssen is the oldest one of Bavaria. It was created by the painter Jacob Hiebler and can be seen as an exhibit of the museum of local history (Museum der Stadt Füssen) located in the former St. Mang’s Abbey. A dance macabre reminds of the fact that people of all…