Burghausen – A Long Trip To A Long Castle

Nine hours on public transport. My heart sank when the Deutsche Bahn lady printed out our itinerary replete with bus and train changes. This had been my Mum’s idea, this trip to Burghausen, an end-of-train-line town near the Austrian border, overlooked by “The world’s longest castle”. The world’s longest schlep more like.

In the end, despite all the platform hopping, it turned into a great day out.

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Burghausen’s Coat of Arms

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Part of the castle that goes on forever

 

Inside the castle complex:

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Not canon balls, but catapult missiles, in case you’re wondering

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Will they pass Mum’s inspection…?

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I sat on that one…

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A few pictures of the town of Burghausen:

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No cake. There was an ice cream… but the forces of greed got the better of me on this occasion and pulled my fingers faster towards the spoon than to the click button.

 

 

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “Burghausen – A Long Trip To A Long Castle

  1. Prior-2001

    Hey lady of the cakes – enjoyed the photos of this cool town / with a unique (and long) castle for sure – and those catapult missile balls look heavy…
    Glad you had nice weather and woof to the relaxing dog – he added something warm to the post with so much stone and iron…

    Xxoo

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  2. joannesisco

    This looks like a perfect fairy tale village. I’m guessing that massive castle complex is empty now? Can you not just imagine the history that walked those halls and lanes?!! We poor North Americans are so history deficit … I get so excited at just the thought!
    …. even if you had to endure a nine hour trip on public transit. Just be glad it was German public transit and not Canadian, otherwise you might still be in transit 😉

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      The complex is a museum today… I think there’s still people living there, but I suspect they are staff. We were lucky on that day, just one tiny delay which didn’t interfere with our connections. Public transport is always a risk, no matter where you are 😉

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  3. bevchen

    Very pretty! I can’t believe you didn’t take a picture of the ice cream though. So unlike you 😉 The puppy is gorgeous!!

    You realise I just had to count all your photos thanks to your comment on my blog?

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      You could have just scrolled through till you got to the green one… I had to count 😉

      I so wanted the puppy… but he didn’t even lift his head when I walked up to him 😦

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  4. Kim in Fiji

    Love the ironwork and am really curious about that Star of David…. pre-war? (I wonder how THAT went for the residents?) Or a post-war apology of sorts? The other bit that caught my eye was Howdy Doody’s German cousins. And, echoing the sentiments of others who have responded: not even an ice cream shot?

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      No clue to as the purpose of the dolls… the star of David was part of a door that was hundreds of years old from back when Jewish people were an integral part of of the population. There were other doors with different symbols, and I don’t know how this “theme” came about. We didn’t have enough time for a guided tour, sadly.

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  5. Kim G

    What a lovely bunch of photos. The only place in Germany I’ve been is Frankfurt, and that was a brief visit for business where we were driven around at 140 KMPH on the autobahn by a driver who thought that 2-3 meters was plenty of space between us and the next car at that speed.

    Some day I’ll have to go and make a proper tour.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    CDMX, México
    Where we have yet to master (or even really try) the art of the photos-only post.

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  6. Oleg

    Interesting is the photo with two coats of arms

    the left one is Wittelsbach, though Wikipedia shows it with lions looking left,
    but the right one is that of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth – and Wikipedia doesn’t mention any links of House of Wittelsbach with Poland

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