While reading, every reader develops a personal image of the characters encountered and places where the story is set. But what did the historical characters really look like? Are there any real representations of the castles and palaces, the cities and alleys described? Where exactly are the places and monuments described in the novel? Can they still be seen today at all?

Perhaps you will have fun comparing your own mental images with portraits, engravings and maps left behind from the time period. (These pages are only available in German!)

Do you yearn for more? Do you want to visit the historical sites from the story during your next holiday? If so, I’ve prepared a few tips on how you can best reach these sites.

If you wish for more information, I invite you to browse through the Sources that I have included for each novel on the Sources page. There is so much to discover!