Ducal and Imperial Palace of Coudenberg in Brussels

The Coudenberg or Koudenberg is a hill in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Nowadays it’s the location of the Church of St. James on Coudenberg, Royal Square (Place Royale, Koningsplein), the Constitutional Court, the Court of Audit, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Magritte Museum and institutions of the Brussels Capital Region….

Thurn und Taxis princely palace museum in Regensburg

2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg, Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau, Neutral Moresnet, Malta, Gibraltar. I love-love-love microstates, small nations and other quirks of geopolitical history.

MIMA – Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels

Winter 2021. Yes COVID-19 is still a thing. But in Belgium, museums are open. So Thanh and I visited MIMA, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in the Brussels municipality of St John’s Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek), making use of out museumPASSmusées. 

A quick exploration of The Hague

The Hague is the political capital of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It houses the Binnenhof parliament complex, ministries, the royal office building Noordeinde Palace and the Council of State.