Waldsassen Abbey is the Fairy Tale Library You Need to Visit

Waldsassen Abbey is the Fairy Tale Library You Need to Visit

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From the outside, you might not guess that this humble nunnery nestled in Bavaria, Germany houses one of the most beautiful libraries you’ve ever seen!   Image via Bavaria.by   The abbey was originally founded all the way back in 1147, but in the nineteenth century it was bought out and converted into a cotton factory. However, in 1863 a group of Cistercian nuns bought it back and began restoring the Abbey to its former glory.   Image via trover.com     The library was built in 1724-6. Karl Stilp, a local sculptor from the 18th century, created the intricate …

Cafe Pushkin Is Every Book and Food Lover’s Dream!

Cafe Pushkin Is Every Book and Food Lover’s Dream!

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Housed in a mansion built during the 19th century, Cafe Pushkin is a five-star restaurant serving French and Russian cuisine in the heart of Moscow.   image via inyourpocket.com   Cafe Pushkin’s traditional Russian menu is a bit expensive, but it’s world class cuisine is worth it when you consider the fact you’ll be eating in one of the most beautiful Baroque libraries in the world.     Just imagine thumbing through something by Tolstoy or Dostoevsky after your meal!   image via cafepushkin.ru   Though the restaurant only opened in 1999, dining at Café Pushkin feels like stepping back …