Sunday, May 16, 2010

Garden exhibition in the fortress

Yesterday, we went to a garden exhibition, at Burg Trausnitz - a fortified castle which originally dates back to the early Middle Ages (1150 A.D.). It is situated on top of a hill, as is to be expected and is surrounded by a fortress wall.

Well, let's just say I found the site much more impressive than the exhibits. But the castle was well worth visiting!

 Inside the fortress, looking towards the castle.


 Inside the fortress - this may have been a maut at some time.


The fortified outer wall.


Looking through a gateway at the outer wall.


View from the burg to the city and the river Isar below.


Isn't this a cool window?


There were such interesting architectual details everywhere.


The galleries of the castle, overlooking the castle court yard.


The castle court yard.


Decorative ceramic tealight holders.


 Welded iron Pegasus.

19 comments:

Judy said...

What an amazing place...I would have been in awe at seeing such history and the architectural details of such a structure. A wonderful venue for a festival.

Valerianna said...

Yes- LOVE that window!! And all the rest of the details...

romantic decay said...

Love your pictures. I can't imagine seeing a real castle. Thanks for sharing!

mermaiden said...

I love visiting such old buildings, rich with the energy of past inhabitants. It's always nurturing to the imagination.

mairedodd said...

that pegasus is spectacular... do you get energized from being in a place where people have walked for more than a millenium? i could get lost in history - make it art/architectural history and i am a goner!

The Joy of Nesting said...

What a wonderful Sunday outing Hermanita!!

Do you suppose that Rupunzel shuttered the window so she could shampoo her hair in anticipation of a gentleman caller?? :) It's to bad the Garden Exhibit wasn't so great. With just a bit of imagination it could have been so cool!!Especially with the beautiful backdrop provided by the castle and grounds!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Rebecca said...

It just amazes me - all that history so many hundreds of years ago you get to enjoy...if it is 150 years old here it is really old!
Your pictures are wonderful
Blessings
Rebecca

Studio Sylvia said...

How amazing is this? To have wonders that date so far back. Stunning visuals. That window is quaint and gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment Renate. The discs were kiln fired.

Barry said...

That is one beautiful castle. Sure wish I could hop on old Pegasus and fly over to see for myself.

sharon said...

Amazing! I am so envious that you are surrounded by such history and and beauty! Must be very inspiring!!
Your pics are always gorgeous!

lilylovekin said...

What wonderful history. I loved the window also. And the Roman arch. The buildings are amazing and they are so old!!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Amazing pics Renate. You give us a taste of history, love the photos you post. And I love the sewing you've been doing too! Thanks for looking at my little bag, they are so much fun to make. Hugs, Riki

Silke said...

Oooo, how fun! I love those kinds of old buildings in Europe! If the walls could talk...

Seems like we are both on a "cleaning things out" spree. Today, I attacked my studio and the mountain of papers on my desk that had to be filed. Feels good...

Here's to clear spaces and clear minds!! Love, Silke

Cindy said...

Renate, I love it when you share pictures of the local attractions. I really miss those days, wandering around different villages with my family - and especially the old castles. These pictures really remind me of my teenage years in Germany. Looks like such a nice outing. :-)

Diane said...

Hi Renate! WOW! This place looks amazing to say the least! You got some great pictures too!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Beautiful day to you! Glad to be in relax mode a bit today! Thanks for the comments and I must say, always love your visits! Blessings.

Julie Pishny said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful castle with us...we don't have anything like this here in the States so it's so fun to see.

The artwork for sale is beautiful...I can imagine them in my garden.

hugs.julie

Riki Schumacher said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could spend the day together to create? Wow, how cool that would be. Thanks for stopping by Ren. Big hug, Riki

Magda said...

Cool place:) And this bag from previous post is great! pendant too:)