Burghausen has the largest castle in Europe, 1,043 m. Worth paying for the tour because they explain the history of the castle. It is quite interesting. It's curious that today there are still people living in houses inside the castle.
After the election of Ratzinger as the Pope this road of around 224 km was created. It passes through some towns which are in some way related to the Pope or the Catholic Church, such as Altötting, Marktl am Inn or Traunstein.
Located in background Lake Chiemsee, the Island of Women is a popular tourist destination amongst Bavarians. It has around 300 inhabitants and to get an idea of its size, you can walk around the island in about 20 minutes. The
Fraueninsel, also called the Island of Women, is one of the two main islands that can be visited in Germany. The island has a church, a monastery and you can take a nice walk around. There are several restaurants to eat at.
Lake Chiemsee is situated in the region of Bavaria, about an hour and a half drive away from the center of Munich and it is the largest lake in the area. Its surroundings are known as the Chiemgau. The lake is a tourist attraction,
The Herreninsel (or Men Island) is the largest island in the Chiemsee. On the island is one of the most spectacular palaces built by Ludwig of Bavaria, the crazy king. He began to build a version of the Palace of Versailles, but he
The Schloss Herrenchiemsee is on an island in the lake Chiemsee in southern Bavaria. It's 1 of the three palaces built by the Bavarian King Ludwig II (Mad King). It is not as well known as Neuschwanstein, but is still worth seeing.
Crossing the center of the city to which it gives its name and, skirting the salt mines and the Hohensalzburg Castle, this beautiful river is the backbone of the city. On its banks you can find the current leisure center and nice
This small shopping arcade, which outwardly resembles a small door leading to a patio, contains some really lovely and curious little shops full of Christmas items, even in February, and a multitude of ornaments and souvenirs typical
The Dwarf Garden is located in the Mirabell Gardens, in the city of Salzburg. It was opened in 1690, with designs by Fisher von Erlach, and is perhaps the oldest example in Europe. The Dwarfs (once there were 28 of them) were
Salzburg is unusually excessive, baroque, smug and monumental... which is great! So, the royal families have always chosen this city to host their palaces and so "balance" a bit of their own magnificence with totalitarian image of the
It is snowing as I cross the River Salzach towards Salzburg’s labyrinthine old town planted below Festung Hohensalzburg, the towering fortress dating from 1077. The snow falls in asymmetrical and irregular waves, blowing across the
When I make a list of the cities in which I've spent the most time, of course I look at Madrid, where I live, Munich, where I worked for two years, and my hometown of Leon, where I spent many summers. But the city that I've visited
In the region of Salzburg, covering the area of the calcareous Alps, I went into one of the most beautiful areas on my trip to Austria, the Salzkammergut or "lakes region"; 650 km² with 27 sublime lakes. I cannot imagine a better
This is dedicated to all fans of puppets! This is a truly magical place. It is a museum where you can see historical Salzburg puppets. Occasionally it comes to life in fun, dramatic theatre. Highly recommended.
It was one of the recommendations in the lonely planet pocket-guide and, as always, didn't disappoint. Alter Fuchs is a few hundred meters from the church of San Sebastian with decorative motif foxes. The staff are dressed in
It is a small cemetery, next to the San Gabriel chapel. It is the resting place of the mortal remains of most members of the Mozart family, which is famous for the Austrian musician and composer WA Mozart. While there we found graves
Getreidegasse is a lovely street that seems to have it all, from designer clothes boutiques to international chains to a McCafe that's far more expensive than average and innumerable souvenir shops. Getreidegasse is also where you'll
When you enter the old town of Salzburg, the narrow street of Getreidegasse widens and becomes the main commercial artery. You'll pass a building which may look like a church, but was in fact home to Salzburg's City Council for many
Universitatsplatz is not big, but it is beautiful and you're sure to come across it at some point in your trip as it's located between Getreidegasse and Residenzplatz. It's a picturesque plaza with the gigantic Kollegienkirche which
I visited this impressive castle during the Eurocup celebration in 2008. It offers breathtaking views of the city and the Alps. No less impressive are the terrace restaurant and its litre beers. The city of Mozart is magnificent, and
If you aren't satisfied with just a stroll along the banks of the River Salzach or in the old and modern streets of Salzburg, you can get some exercise by climbing uphill to the Capuchin Monastery, built in the 16th century. After the
This "horse well" was built by Fischer von Erlach at the same time as the front part of the stables. Restored in 1732, it has undergone several changes including a new orientation of the "Der Rossebändiger" statue and the fresco