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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget to come back throughout the week for more photos!