Monday, 29 August 2016

Munich, 1000pc jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger

Munich, detail

Earlier this month we spent a week of holidays in Cornwall. We often stay in the same cottage, and on arrival this time I was delighted to discover a few Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles in the shelving unit.
Always a fab way to relax, especially on a rainy day, if you want to have a break from the online socialising or reading books.
I am a self-confessed Ravensburger addict, and was delighted to receive a new puzzle for reviewing - Munich 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

The quality of Ravensburger puzzles is renowned.
The attention to detail is amazing. The cityscape of Munich is wonderfully detailed. You see Munich's Marienplatz, showing the Frauenkirche and Neue Rathaus (Town Hall).

Building work on the Frauenkirche or Cathedral Church of our Lady started in 1468. The church towers are widely visible because of the local height limits, according to Wikipedia. The Frauenkirche was constructed from red brick, and is said to having had capacity to house 20,000 standing people. The cathedral was severely damaged during the WWII due to the aerial raids by the Allied forces. Its restoration was completed in 1994.

The Town Hall was built between 1867-1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in a Gothic Revival style. It has 400 rooms, and is famous for its "glockenspiel" with 32 near life-size figures. The 100m long main facade towards the Marienplatz is richly decorated with the figures from the Wittelsbach dynasty in Bavaria. The central monument in the centre of the facade is an equestrian statue of Prince Regent Luitpold.

The Town Hall has proved to be a challenging part of the jigsaw puzzle, as most pieces are very much alike in colour and detail.
The sky was another challenge. Though not uniformly blue, it had hues of pink and yellow, which helped to sort the pieces.

This excellent puzzle will make a splendid gift for any puzzle lover. Personally I'd be happy to receive puzzles as gifts for any occasion.
I just love the feeling of satisfaction once the puzzle is completed.

Disclosure: I received the puzzle for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.

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