After having played Sierra's Gabriel Knight Games in the mid-90's, I stumbled over a clip on youtube, which displayed the real life locations of the 2nd Game of that series - GK2 The Beast Within. See the blog that inspired this website here. I decided to check out the locations depicted in the desirefilmsblog myself, since I've been living in Bavaria (the Franconian part of it) for some time now. I assume, there are still some fans of the GK Series scattered all over the world, who may not have a visit to Germany (GK2) nor France (GK3) on their agenda in the near future. I visited some of these these places and took some pictures to show you how the places look nowadays - 21 years after GK2 (and 18 years after GK3) was produced.
Among the first places I visited was Burg Rabenstein in Franconia (aka Ritter Residence) - see how it looks in real life.Next on my list was a visit to Rothenburg, since the town of Rittersberg draws a large part of its imagery from Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Still unidentified locations from GK2 are the Huber Residence, the Scenes in the Woods. Still am planning to visit the Munich Zoo, Herrenchiemsee and Bayreuth. New Orleans is also on my list.