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When Twilight Breaks – Tour of Munich, Part 1

When Twilight Breaks Tour of Munich, Part 1

To celebrate the release of When Twilight Breaks, I’m conducting a virtual photo tour of locations in the story. Since COVID-19 led to the cancelation of my research trip to Germany, this is a virtual photo tour, with photos from my family’s 2007 trip, photos donated by friends, and stock photos.

Because it’s virtual, I have virtual travel buddies! These buddies participated in the book’s preorder campaign and donated their personal photos. My lovely daughter, Anna Sundin, came up with the idea of virtual travel buddies AND she Photoshopped all the pictures! I think I’ll keep her.

Come back throughout the week for the When Twilight Breaks Release Day Giveaway, where I’ll be giving away a few items related to the story.

Also, please return for more photos!

Tour of Munich, Part 2

Tour of Munich, Part 3

Tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Tour of Munich, Part 1—Marienplatz

Marienplatz is the central square in Munich, Germany, dating back to 1158. Many of Munich’s most famous and scenic spots are in this location. In When Twilight Breaks, the hero of the novel, Peter Lang, is very fond of walking through Marienplatz and enjoying the Glockenspiel.

Altes Rathaus

The Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) stands on the east side of Marienplatz and dates to 1392, although it’s been altered several times throughout the ages.

Altes Rathaus with travel buddy Susan Newcomb (Photo courtesy of Pauline Trummel)

Altes Rathaus with travel buddy Susan Newcomb (Photo courtesy of Pauline Trummel)

 

Altes Rathaus with travel buddy Sarah Holman (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Lare, June 2015)

Altes Rathaus with travel buddy Sarah Holman (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Lare, June 2015)

 

Neues Rathaus

On the north side of Marienplatz lies the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), built in 1874. The famous Glockenspiel is located on the tower of the Neues Rathaus and delights tourists daily.

Looking down on the Marienplatz and the Neues Rathaus, viewed from the tower of St. Peterskirche (Photo courtesy of Morgan Tarpley Smith)

Looking down on the Marienplatz and the Neues Rathaus, viewed from the tower of St. Peterskirche (Photo courtesy of Morgan Tarpley Smith)

Neues Rathaus with travel buddy Andrea Balderrama (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Lare, June 2015)

Neues Rathaus with travel buddy Andrea Balderrama (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Lare, June 2015)

 

Neues Rathaus with travel buddy Morgan Tarpley Smith—see Glockenspiel in center of tower (Photo courtesy of Pauline Trummel)

Neues Rathaus with travel buddy Morgan Tarpley Smith—see Glockenspiel in center of tower (Photo courtesy of Pauline Trummel)

 

The Glockenspiel in the Neues Rathaus, under construction (Photo courtesy of Stephen Sundin, July 2007)

The Glockenspiel in the Neues Rathaus, under construction (Photo courtesy of Stephen Sundin, July 2007)

 

Frauenkirche

Just off the Marienplatz to the west rises the Frauenkirche, Munich’s most famous landmark. The Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady was built in the fifteenth century.

Marienplatz and the Neues Rathaus, viewed from the tower of St. Peterskirche, with travel buddy Michelle Ule (Photo courtesy of Morgan Tarpley Smith)

The Frauenkirche and the Neues Rathaus, viewed from the tower of St. Peterskirche, with travel buddy Michelle Ule (Photo courtesy of Morgan Tarpley Smith)

The Frauenkirche viewed from St. Peterskirche, with travel buddy Gloria Moseley (Photo courtesy of Stephen Sundin, July 2007)

The Frauenkirche viewed from St. Peterskirche, with travel buddy Gloria Moseley (Photo courtesy of Stephen Sundin, July 2007)

 

St. Peterskirche

Just off the Marienplatz to the south stands St. Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church), known by the locals as Alter Peter (Old Peter), the oldest recorded church in Munich, dating back to the twelfth century. The current building dates to 1368 with the tower added in the seventeenth century. The 299-foot tower offers splendid views of the city. In When Twilight Breaks, Peter Lang reveals that his Munich-born mother had this church in mind when naming her third-born son.

St. Peterskirche with travel buddy Beth Smith (Photo via Wikimedia Commons, October 2006, author: Softeis)

St. Peterskirche with travel buddy Beth Smith (Photo via Wikimedia Commons, October 2006, author: Softeis)

The tower of St. Peterskirche (Photo courtesy of Pauline Trummel)

The tower of St. Peterskirche (Photo courtesy of Pauline Trummel)

Looking down on St. Peterskirche from the tower (Photo courtesy of Stephen Sundin, July 2007)

Looking down on St. Peterskirche from the tower (Photo courtesy of Stephen Sundin, July 2007)

 

Don’t forget to enter the When Twilight Breaks Release Day Giveaway – and come back throughout the week for more photos!

18 Responses to “When Twilight Breaks – Tour of Munich, Part 1”

  1. Beth Smith

    This was the best! My co-worker and I enjoyed the pictures very much. 🙂

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thanks, Beth! When my daughter asked if you wanted the photo with or without kids, I said without. She said, “Ah, a REAL vacation.” Ha! And she isn’t a mom.

  2. Kailey Bechtel

    Love these pictures! Such a fun idea!

  3. Susan Newcomb

    Oh what fun Sarah! I consider this my birthday trip!! So glad I could “go along”!

  4. Charles Hehr

    Your tour is an architect’s dream! You are wise to your while you are young enough to enjoy it.
    Thanks for sharing the memories.😎

  5. Susan Sage

    I’ve never been to these places, but it was fun seeing the pictures of you and your “travel buddies.” Fun idea.

  6. David Martin

    I dearly love Germany but have only visited there once before when I was a young 22 year old which is strange since I’m of German descent. I
    Would love seeing more of your pictures Sarah. Hope to see you back teaching Sunday School soon. Yes

  7. Cathlyn White Guerra

    I love that you posted the “Tour!” It’s fun to see the locale with you and those great travel buddies in preparation to reading the book!

    Now I need to preorder! I will be late to my own funeral! Is it too late to preorder, or can I get it now? Can’t wait to read it! Our book club members(with fearless leader, Laquetta Franz) are huge Sarah Sundin fans! 🤗😍🤗

    • Sarah Sundin

      Preordering ends when the book releases, and the book released Feb. 2. But now you can “order” it! Our local Barnes & Noble has it!