Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

It seems to be the time of year when everyone is slightly frazzled trying to get through the rush of things to do before Christmas! Household Le Chic seems to be no exception! We are, however, very much looking forward to having our daughter, Mlle, back with us for the festive season. She’s flying in …

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Following on from our tour of Neuschwanstein, we decided to take the alpine trail up from the castle to the little bridge that spans the Pollat Gorge, the Marienbruecke. The famous views of Neuschwanstein, seen in many calendars and travel guides, are taken from this iconic bridge. It’s about a 10 minute stroll up from …

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  I’ve written about our day trip to Neuschwanstein previously in my “Holiday Postcards” series and as part of a guest article “Snapshots From Munich” for Ting from My Travel Monkey. However I thought it would be useful for anyone planning a trip there to give a bit more detail about the actual castle tour. Firstly, if …

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Last week we went on a tour of the Residenz – the magnificent palace and seat of government for the Bavarian Wittelsbach rulers. On our last afternoon in Munich, we decided to check out their summer residence, the Nymphenburg Palace, which proved to be every bit as palatial as their inner city headquarters!   The Nymphenburg Palace was founded …

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Situated near the heart of Munich’s Altstadt you’ll find the vast complex of the Munich Residenz. This grand collection of imperial buildings and gardens was home to the Wittelsbach rulers of Bavaria for many centuries and seat of the Bavarian government. Suffice to say that Monsieur Le Chic and I spent the best part of …

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With Oktoberfest now in full swing, I thought it topical to go back to my Munich series and write up a quick overview of our experiences dining out during our trip. Since we had the flu for part of our visit, we didn’t go to as many cafes and restaurants as we usually do on …

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  I was invited recently by Ting from My Travel Monkey to take part in her “Holiday Snapshots” series. It’s a great format – Ting interviews bloggers about a favourite holiday and includes some special snapshots. I chose to do our recent trip to Munich and Bavaria and it was very hard to choose only a …

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In the heart of Regensburg’s Altstadt you can find the Altes Rathaus building. It sounds rather amusing in English – the idea of lots of “rats” living here (and maybe there were in medieval times) . The word Rathaus like many others in German, is a combination of 2 words, “Rat” meaning council and “Haus” …

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Following on from our enjoyable lunch at the historic Wurstkuchl in Regensburg, we set off explore more of the Altstadt (Old Town). Regensburg is a marvellous place to visit as the city escaped relatively unscathed from the ravages of the World War 2 bombing and thus most of the Altstadt has been preserved in its …

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