Das Schloss Nymphenburg is a Baroque palace in…

Das Schloss Nymphenburg is a Baroque palace in München (Munich), Bayern, Southern Germany. It was the main summer residence of the rulers of the House of Wittelsbach. The central pavilion was completed in 1675; the palace was gradually expanded and transformed over time. For a long time, it was the favorite summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. King Max I Joseph died there in 1825; his great-grandson King Ludwig II was born there in 1845. In 1863, the only meeting between Ludwig and Otto von Bismarck took place there, although they remained connected in a lifelong friendship.

Today, Nymphenburg is open to the public and also continues to be a home for the head of the House of Wittelsbach, Franz, Duke of Bavaria. To the Jacobites, who trace the line of legitimate British monarchy down through the legal heirs of James II of England, the head of the House of Wittelsbach is the legitimate heir of the Stuart claims to the thrones of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland; this claim is however not being actively pursued.

Iserlohn is a city in the Märkischer Kreis of…

Iserlohn is a city in the Märkischer Kreis of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It’s the largest city in the Sauerland, a hilly region. The Pancratius church aka Bauernkirche was founded in 985; the first document mentioning the town dates to 1150. In 1237, it received municipal rights.