Cows in meadow near Röthbachfall, Königsee

360° VR panorama of cows resting in a meadow near Röthbachfall in Berchtesgaden National Park, South Bavaria. Röthbachfall is the highest waterfall in Germany, with a vertical drop of 470 metres (1540 ft). The area is surrounded by mountains, and is most easily accessed by taking a boat across the nearby Königssee.

Boat house at west shore of Obersee

360° VR panorama by a wooden boathouse on the western shore of Obersee, in Berchtesgaden National Park, Bavaria. The lake is enclosed by tall mountains to the south and north, and is only really accessible by taking a ferry across Königssee, to the north-west.

Thankfully ferrys run regularly, making the spot a popular location for tourists to visit and enjoy the alpine surroundings.

View NE partway up Kehlstein, Bavaria

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Bavaria, Berchtesgadener Land, Eck, Europe, Germany

360° VR panorama looking out north-east from part way up Kehlstein, in Bavaria, Germany. Kehlstein is a 1,834 m subpeak of the Hoher Göll mountain. Although this panorama was taken relatively low down on the mountain, a break in the tree cover provides good views.

In the image you can see the town of Anzenbach in the valley below, with the mountains Kneifelspitz to the north-east, and Rauher Kopf to the north-west. The hillside of Kehlstein is mostly covered with Fir trees, but in this clearing you can see a variety of trees and plants growing.

München Karlsplatz (Stachus) station top level

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Altstadt-Lehel, Bavaria, Europe, Germany, Munich

360° VR panorama of the top level of München Karlsplatz (Stachus) station, in Munich, Germany. The station’s top level contains an underground shopping precinct. The ceiling is notable – rather than a plain ceiling, it is covered in thin white cylinders of various diameters.

Lower levels of the station allow access to lines S1, S2, and S4-S8 of the S-Bahn, and lines U4 and U5 of the U-Bahn.

Andechs Abbey Church

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Andechs, Bavaria, Europe, Germany, Starnberg

360° VR panorama of inside the church at Kloster Andechs, in Andechs, Bavaria. Kloster Andechs is an abbey and place of pilgrimage, particularly famous for its beer.

The church’s current appearance dates from 1755, which was the 300th anniversary of the abbey’s founding. In 2005, the 550th anniversary, restoration work was carried out.

The frescos on the church roof, from the altar to the rear of the church, depict: Andechs heaven; Ascension; Pool of Bethseda; Concert of Angels.

Alpenrosenweg along Schwarzenberg, Füssen

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Bavaria, Europe, Germany, Ostallgäu, Schwangau

360° VR panorama taken on the Alpenrosenweg, near Füssen, Bavaria. The Alpenrosenweg is a footpath that runs between Ziegelwies and Hohenschwangau, running along the north side of the heavily forested Schwarzenberg.

It is a popular walking route as part of a round trip from Füssen to Hohenschwangau.

Schloss Hohenschwangau – Yard and Fountain

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Bavaria, Europe, Germany, Ostallgäu, Schwangau

360° VR panorama by the water fountain in the yard of Schloss Hohenschwangau, Bavaria.

The fountain features a painting of Mary holding the baby Jesus. Below this are the coats of arms of Bayern and Schwangau. In the centre at the bottom of the painting is the fountain, which is modelled as a lion’s head, with the water coming from its mouth.

Schloss Hohenschwangau was built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria. Construction started in 1832, with the majority of construction complete by 1837. The castle was used by the King as his Summer residence.

Today the castle acts as a museum / tourist attraction. Around 300,000 people visit the castle each year.

Schloss Hohenschwangau Castle Chapel of Christ the King

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Bavaria, Europe, Germany, Ostallgäu, Schwangau

360° VR panorama of inside the Chapel of Christ the King at Hohenschwangau in Bavaria, Germany. The chapel is situated just to the east of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and was previously used as the castle’s orangery before being converted into a chapel.

The Castle Chapel of Christ the King (Schlosskapelle Christkönig) is designed to be a clear bright space of calm and composure. At the rear of the chapel is a statue of the Virgin Mary (Gottesmutter Maria) holding the baby Jesus. In one hand Jesus holds a globus cruciger (reichsapfel), while his other hand is held up to give a blessing.

By the statue’s feet are a number of lit prayer candles. At the front of the chapel is a wooden altar and an 18th century Tyrolean crucifix. On the walls are a couple of framed religious paintings.

Regular services are held at the chapel, every Friday at 6pm in the summer, or 5pm in the winter.

Top of Kalvarienberg, Füssen

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Bavaria, Europe, Füssen, Germany, Ostallgäu

360° VR panorama from the viewing platform at the top of Kalvarienberg, in Füssen, Bavaria. The name ‘Kalvarienberg’ means Calvary Hill, the peak recreates the three crosses from Calvary, with the central crucifix featuring a stylised metal sculpture of the crucified Christ.

The viewing platform provides a good view of the surrounding area. To the north-west can be seen the Altstadt (Old town) area of Füssen. To the south-west is Mount Säuling.

Sculptures near St. Mary’s Chapel, Kalvarienberg, Füssen

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Bavaria, Europe, Füssen, Germany, Ostallgäu

360° VR panorama by a crucifixion scene monument near St. Mary’s Chapel on Kalvarienberg, near Füssen, Bavaria. Kalvarienberg means ‘Calvary Hill’ in English, it features the stations of the cross going up the hill, culminating in a reconstruction of the crucifixion of Christ at the hill’s peak.

The Marienkapelle is located in a clearing part way up the mountain, and was built between 1840 and 1842. Across from the chapel is this sculpture of a crucifixion scene showing Christ carrying the cross on the centre pedestal. On the right is a sculpture of Mary with a shroud bearing an imprint of the face of Christ.