Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany

A visit to the sumptuously lavish Ehrenburg Palace in Coburg, Germany, home to the duchy of Duke Ernst I and progeny. It's been restored to its original splendor, including real gold leaf and handmade plaster figures in almost every room.

Munich’s New Egyptian Museum, Germany

Munich's Egyptian Museum opened in 2013 and houses a large collection of Egyptian artifacts: mummies, ceramic, faience, hieroglyphs, steles and figurines. Located in the museum quarter, it's built underground and features modern displays of ancient relics.

Bavaria’s Blutenburg Castle West of Munich, Germany

Munich's Blutenburg Castle has a long, rich history, but today's iteration is definitely worth a visit. It houses the International Youth Museum, possesses a masterpiece of a gothic chapel, and is a wonderful place to catch some rays or grab a cake and coffee.