Exploring The Waste Land
A miscellaneous page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 17

In the mountains
Line 17

Countess Marie Larisch had a home in the mountains called the Villa Valerie that was given to her by her parents. It was located in Rottach in the Bavarian Alps on the south shore of Tegernsee, a lake south of Munich. In her book My Past (pp. 207-8) the Countess wrote of this home and her being away from her husband George, the Count" while staying there. (See also her book Secrets of a Royal House, pp. 214,217).

The Villa Valerie currently is the rathaus (town hall) for the town of Rottach-Egern. Now for a bit of irony. There is a company that will arrange a "Romantic Wedding in Bavaria" where you can get married at the rathaus, Marie's old home away from George.

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L 218 - Landkreis Miesbach
This page (in German) comments on Marie Larisch's home in the mountains, Villa Valerie.
L 219 - Hochzeit im historischen Rathaus von Rottach-Egern
A page (in German) describing a wedding service at the rathaus in Rottach-Egern.
L 220 - Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee
This page (in German) describes Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee and has a picture.

Exploring The Waste Land
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