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A footpath following bridleways (and some country roads) between Markt Indersdorf and Petershausen parallels the Jakobsweg along the Glonn river northwest of Munich. Once again the path starts with a 12th century Abbey, Augustinian this time: the Assumption of Mary, St. Peter and Paul, now operated as a school. Rolling countryside with views across the […]
In 2014 Salzburg completed a substantial restoration of the episcopal buildings surrounding its 17th century cathedral. There are a couple of different entrances, both of which link to a circle tour that includes several museums and the public and private apartments of the prince-bishops. The entrance next to the main entrance to the cathedral seems […]
Is complete without a visit to St Peter’s. A 13th century French Gothic cathedral and UNESCO world heritage site. The stone work, inside and out, is incomparable and the stained glass is supposed to be the most extensive medieval workmanship (15th century) north of the Alps.
The Isartal south of Munich is mostly a wildlife preserve (Naturschutzgebiet) with well-developed trails along both banks of the Isar. A walk from Schäftlarn to Wolfratshausen looked to be in the cards. Start at Schäftlarn Abbey, a working Benedictine monastery founded in the 8th century but redone in Bavarian baroque. High winds over the past […]
Later this month we leave for Munich. After some time to acclimatize we will head to Greece for a trip through Epirus, Thessaly and Macedonia. Byzantine art and architecture, the classical and Jewish heritage of these regions are among the motivating purposes for this part of the trip. See you soon.