From Marienplatz, the central square in Munich named for the column featuring a golden statue of St. Mary, Munich is an easy city to walk around by yourself.
The square, which doubles as a sort of meeting place for locals and tourists alike, is central to the Alstadt, or old town, and is easily accessible by both the U-bahn and S-bahn. This means that you can use it as a jumping off point for visiting most of the major sites in “downtown” Munich, which is exactly what I did!
Each week I’ll be showcasing one of my favorite photographs from my travels. Some are new, some are old. Some were taken on my phone (by necessity). Some are from Philadelphia, some from much farther than that… This week’s photograph was taken in San Francisco in 2018.
I took this photo on the beach in San Francisco as I watched the sun go down behind the island, with the Golden Gate Bridge off to the left. It was truly remarkable and I feel like I got lucky with this photo when those birds decided to fly off into the sunset.
Don’t believe in fairy tales? If you’re headed to Neuschwanstein Castle, you might find yourself rethinking that notion. Schloss Neuschwanstein, which served as inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, looks like it’s been plucked right out of a story by the Brothers Grimm. This marvel of Romanesque Revival architecture is where I set my sights to on my second day in Germany.
As I mentioned in my last post about Füssen, I spent my first night in Germany wandering around town and taking photographs. I was hoping for some nice light, but by the time I got out and about it was practically dusk. Still, one of my main goals of traveling to Germany was to practice my photography, so I headed out anyway. And I have to say, even without that precious Golden Hour light, Füssen there were still some beautiful scenes to be had.
Füssen is a small town in southwest Bavaria, Germany, just a few miles from the Austrian border. Its biggest claim to fame is, arguably, its proximity to Neuschwanstein Castle.
Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle is a fairy tale like castle (that actually inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle!) and the subject of probably millions of photos. That’s why when my boyfriend suggested I accompany him to Munich on a business trip, I immediately decided that I wanted to travel to Füssen to see the castle for myself.