Justizpalast (Palace of Justice) in Munich in Bavaria, Germany

Justizpalast | Munich, Germany

The Palace was constructed in years 1890-1897 in neo-baroque style. It became worldwide known for the story of “White Rose”. Justizpalast is today a home for Bavarian Department of Justice and the District Court I of Munich.

Pena Palace in Sintra in Romantism style; Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra mountains | Portugal

We found the fairy-tale glow of the castle, which contrasted the evergreen hills of Serra da Sintra, quite unique. Each part of it had different paint and almost gave an impression of a separate building, taken out of different worlds, but with its own imaginative ornaments.

Palácio da Pena in Sintra Mountains, Portugal. Sunny day view from the park.

Palácio da Pena in Sintra Mountains | Portugal

Palácio da Pena as its name is in Portuguese, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best representations of Romanticism style in the world. It combines architecture styles of Neo-gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance. Be sure to take a walk not only inside Pena castle, but also around the castle itself. The view from some of the hills are remarkably outstanding and you will have an even better impression of the castle whilst seeing it from a distance.

The Gloriette and The Neptune Fountain in Vienna on a Summer’s day.

The Gloriette and The Neptune Fountain | Vienna, Austria

The Gloriette ensemble located up on the hill and The Neptune Fountain are part of the park surrounding Schönbrunn Palace – a must-see in Vienna. The outcome of this picture was more than what I had expected. The air on this day was hazy because of the heat, however, this haziness gave a glow to the marble statues on The Fountain and The Gloriette itself creating such a beautiful canvas.

Zwinger Palace in Dresden, Germany on a sunny day.

Zwinger Palace | Dresden, Germany

This section is a terrace that is part of the Zwinger Palace. The building and the courtyard inside are built in a Baroque style, which was famous for the rich, colorful ornaments and striking shapes. It really is a unique experience to see and has even more exceptional beauty on a sunny day. The name of the palace comes from the German word “Zwinger” which describes the open space between two walls.

Aljaferia Palace and different architecture styles in Zaragoza, Spain.

Patio de San Martin and Aljaferia Palace | Zaragoza, Spain

In the Aljaferia Palace, I enjoyed the connection of the styles the most. Though the Islamic palace has a very characteristic interior, with mixtilinear arcs and arabesque on large surfaces, this courtyard reminded me of a more gothic style. As I learned later, the name of this courtyard is Patio de San Martin.

The Royal Palace of Madrid and The Plaza de la Armeria during a sunny day in the winter.

The Royal Palace and The Plaza de la Armeria | Madrid, Spain

For this very photograph, I had to take x30 photos in total to be able to depict The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) without people strolling around the square, The Plaza de la Armeria. Despite the winter months, Madrid is still eagerly visited by many tourists. The climate is very much like Berlin in the late spring, which means that it is a very convenient time to visit this capital.

Photograph of Crystal Palace in Buen Retiro Park in Madrid with the pond in foreground. Photo was taken during a sunny day in winter.

Crystal Palace in Buen Retiro Park | Madrid, Spain

In my photograph, you will see “Palacio de Cristal” inspired by The Crystal Palace in London, United Kingdom. It was built together with the artificial pond, a little later than other ensembles of the park and exactly in 1887. From the beginning, Crystal Palace was used to display flower species from Spain.

The sunset in Zaragoza, Spain with view over the Aljafería Palace

The Aljafería Palace in Zaragoza | Spain

The Aljafería Palace is the only fortified Islamic palace that dates to the middle ages. The construction works of the palace have been completed in the second half of the 11th century. Being a very well preserved place, today it serves as headquarter of the Aragonese Parliament.

Mosigkau palace in Dessau (Germany) with surrounding gardens and clouds

Mosigkau Palace | Dessau, Germany

Mosigkau palace was finished as a rococo mansion in 1757. The paelac and the garden which surrounds it are part of a union of eight manors and gardens along the river Elbe called the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. As part of this union, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage since the year 2000.