Matilda of Germany

The Tomb of Richenza of Lotharingia

Cologne Cathedral is huge and imposing, and it’s actually quite surprising that there aren’t more royal tombs. The building commenced in 1248 but was halted in 1473, and it was left unfinished until 1880. It was badly hit during the Second World War, but it remained standing, and it was repaired by 1956. It was [read more]

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Burgundy

The Crown of Margaret of York

Margaret of York was the sister of Edward IV of England. She was married to Charles the Bold of Burgundy in 1468. She was his third wife. His first wife was Catherine of France, who died childless at the age of 18. His second wife was Isabella of Bourbon, who had given birth to Mary [read more]

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Austria

Vienna Day 7 & 8: Passau & Travelling

The last two days of my Vienna trip were spent travelling. Unfortunately, that is the downside of travelling by bus. They try to make it fun by adding an excursion to one of the days. For this trip, that was the city of Passau, famous for its organ, supposedly the second biggest in the world. [read more]