Monday, October 24, 2011

Neuschwanstein Castle

Our first destination for our trip was Füssen, Germany, home to the Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle is famous because Disney it was the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty, and later the Disney Castle itself.

We arrived on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and explored a bit, taking a walk down by the lake and taking in the magnificent mountain views. We could see the castle on the hill just outside town, and were excited to see it the next day.

Unfortunately, Monday morning we woke up to rain and clouds. No magical views, and not a great day for traipsing around, but we didn't really plan on coming back to Füssen any time soon. So we headed off.

Even if you take the bus to visit the castle, there's no way around lots of walking. So with Simon on Martin's back, we got out our umbrellas and braved the rain. We took a short tour of the castle, and checked out the view from the bridge behind the castle. Simon stayed dry and happy - reading his Goodnight Minnesota book that never left his side during the trip.

It was a really neat place to visit - and I am sure even more so when the weather is nice. It was not an easy place to visit - a great example of German inefficiency...but I won't bore you with all that.

Pics from the whole trip here.

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