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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Hunedoara Castle

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Unfortunately, this is another post where it is difficult to distinguishing fact from fiction. But first a word about Hunedoara Castle, one of the biggest of its kind in Romania and in Europe. Prepare to be blown away by this Gothic-Renaissance castle; not only because of its size, but also because of its number of bastions and towers! When you enter…

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One Day, Three Towns – Torgau

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This small town is known for its old center with Renaissance buildings. Our first stop was at the Marienkirche, which was unfortunately closed. Ingrid, however, managed to take some pictures through the glass door. The main attraction of Torgau is a castle, Schloss Hartenfels. Around the courtyard are residential buildings, palaces and a chapel. Under the bridge is a bear…

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Sümeg

Change of Weather

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As soon as we left Tapolca, the weather changed again. More dark clouds appeared and Lars and I decided to squeeze in a quick visit to Sümeg. Sümeg is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. The building that attracts most of the attention and the tourists is its castle, standing proudly on a very high and steep hill: The city still…

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Not What We Had Expected…

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I am referring to the castle of Lazne Kynzvart. Lars and I had expected to see a medieval castle, but we saw one in Renaissance style. Turns out that the original building has been destroyed, but you can still visit the ruins. Unfortunately, we discovered this after we had come back home. The modern castle seems to be very popular…

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LuLu In B&W

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A couple of facts about the castle in Ludwigslust: Originally, this was a hunting lodge. Prince Christian Ludwig – hence the name – turned it into a castle in the 18th century. The exterior is Late Baroque, whereas the interior is neoclassical. Today, the castle is home to an art museum. The entrance fee is € 3,00. As I promised…

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LuLu In Color

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On the first Wednesday morning of March, Lars told me: “Let’s go and visit LuLu!’ I see… To say that I was confused is the understatement of the year. I associate the name “Lulu” with 2 things: The mother of Lars used to have a very sweet dog, called Lulu. We were all very fond of her, but unfortunately she…

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The Dream Castle

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It is not that Lars and I had been dreaming of living in a certain castle. No, we simply had the desire to see it. Let me explain… I am a big fan of Mads Mikkelsen. Now you know: I have a bit of a crush on him. Anyway, one of our favorite movies with him is A Royal Affair:…

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Stumbling Upon A Castle

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Lars and I found the next destination by accident; we were driving around in a village, when we suddenly saw a beautiful castle on top of a hill. The name of the village is Herzberg am Harz; the castle has the same name: Schloss Herzberg. Of course, we were curious and drove to the top of the hill. The castle…

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