Art and Castles of Southern Germany
June 21 to July 1, 2013
Explore distinguished sites, exclusive collections, and private palaces that are never open to the public during this special tour of Southern Germany, available through the connections of the tour organizer who is from a German aristocratic family. Walk the streets of Munich, where every building is imbued with history and go behind doors to meet with art collectors,
business owners, and aristocracy in their homes. Continue to Ulm to see its exceptional Gothic buildings and an important private collection of contemporary art. In Stuttgart, visit its
famous museums and taste wine with the Duke of Württemberg.
Head south to visit the Sigmaringen Castle with the prince who spent his childhood there, Donaueschingen Castle, and Heiligenberg of the Princely House of Fürstenberg, as well as the pilgrimage church on Lake Constance that is a masterpiece of German baroque. Enjoy refreshments with Count Schaesberg, a glamorous art aficionado, in his family’s Tannheim Castle. Near Lindau, enter Wolfegg Palace, received by the Prince and Princess, and enjoy an evening concert in the grand hall.
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