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Palace du jour: Karlsruher Schloss

One of the places I visited on my Ba-Wu Schlosskarte (castle/palace card) was the Botanic Garden (Botanischer Garten) [of] Karlsruhe, which is part of Karlsruher Schloss (which now houses the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe). Karlsruhe Palace had been a residence of the rulers of Baden since 1715, when it began as a palace partially made of wood, until 1918. …

Travel, World of Costume

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella: Schloss Moritzburg

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella, also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella or Three Gifts for Cinderella . Does the title sound familiar to you? It is the direct translation of the German title of the Czech – East German cult movie, Tři oříšky pro Popelku / Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (1973). The Bohemian variation of the Cinderella story …

Munich

Castle du jour: Schloss Blutenburg

Just west of Munich (around 14 min by car from Nymphenburg Palace) is a medieval moated castle that was once the country residence of Duke Albrecht III of Bavaria (and his son, Duke Sigismund). Blutenburg Castle was built in the 1430’s as a hunting lodge and replaced a previous castle from the 13th Century. The castle is fortified with three towers and a gate …

The Importance of Being Insured in Germany;
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The Importance of Being Insured in Germany

Insurance = Versicherung If there’s anything you need in Germany, it’s insurance. Health/medical insurance. Personal liability insurance. Property insurance. Pet insurance. Anything-else-that’s-important insurance. But most of all, you definitely need the first two I mentioned, especially once you’re in the country. You can buy travel (medical) insurance prior to leaving your home country. A travel agent would …