Neuschwanstein Castle

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We've been to Neuschwanstein Castle before, but who can resist seeing the fairytale castle again when family requests to go?
We parked at the foot of Hohenschwangau Castle. This was "Mad" King Ludwig's boyhood home.
The castles are located right by lake Alpsee.
Beautiful home in the town of Hohenschwangau.
We rode the bus up and walked the few minutes to the entrance to Neuschwanstein. The super cool Marienbrucke is closed so we didn't get one of the classic views of the castle this trip. Sorry, Tom, Margi, and Nick! You'll just have to come back! 
You can tell that this castle was designed first by a theater-set designer and then by an architect because it is so classically fairytale-esque.

Looking through the entrance up to the main castle.
Ludwig loved the mountains and he picked a gorgeous setting to build his dream castle in.
Since the kids and I had already gone on the tour back in October 2013, we walked down to the viewing area with some shops and snacks while Chris and his family took the tour. 

Every angle of the castle is cool.
We walked down the hill and found a restaurant to grab some dinner.

Down south they love painting their buildings and I love that they love that.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Details from barn doors.
Then we drove to our cute hotel in Reutte, Austria. Our next activity worth a recap was sliding down the Biberwier Rodelbahn (or, Alpine slide) in the Alps!

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