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Aug 27, 2019 - What a day!

Today our major goal was to see Neuschwanstein, or as many Americans know it, the "Disney castle". We got up for the earliest breakfast possible, and then stopped on the way out of Oberammergau so Marsha and Marilyn could take lots of photos of the houses painted with religious themes and with fairy tale stories. The best ones were Little Red Riding Hood, and the large house dedicated with several Grimm's Fairy Tales such as Hansel and Gretel. When I can post photos (soon), you'll be able to see them. In the meantime, go to the internet and...

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Aug 23, 2014 - A Visit to Mad Ludwigs Haus Back in Germany

Unfortunately we just cannot pick up the computer network of the guesthouse. Tried last night and this morning. If we are near a Maccas today we will try there. Had a pleasant breakfast at the guesthouse before hitting the road back over to Bavaria and Neuschwanstein Castle. We had a 35km drive back but made it to the base of the castle by 9am, The first tour we could take wasn’t until 10.55am but it is a 40 minute walk up a very steep incline road and I just wouldn’t be able to make that so opted to read a bit of the information posted...

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Aug 18, 2014 - Neuschwanstein (The Fairy Tale Castle)

8/18/14, Monday We started this trip with a stop at The Almdorf Ammertal woodcarving shop. What an amazing place! They had woodcarvings filling up the entire shop. Their specialty is religious items and included many nativity scenes as well as carved animals, people and many other items. On the road, we saw full size cow statues painted in the German colors (black, red & yellow) with the words The Fair Milk (English translation). This came about because the dairy farmers felt that the stores were selling their milk for too high a price. So...

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2014 European Trip

Sep 10, 2012 - Hohenschwangau

After we got into the car to head off from the black forest, Ali suggested we spend a bit of time going on the drive she did the previous night before, which wasn't that far up the road. I agreed to take a look, which I'm glad we did. There were some magnificent views of the valleys. At the end of the road we were on, was a small car park, which was just on the other side of some forest workers who were felling trees. It ruined the ambiance a little hearing chain saws, and seeing a huge tractor moving tree trunks. However we parked up just...

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May 23, 2012 - Bavarian castles

May 23 – Bavarian castles Glad we got our cg photos of the mountains around Innsbruck yesterday as we are socked in with clouds this morning. Our short drive of 73 miles today was not as scenic as hoped because the Austrian Alps mountain tops were not visible until about the end of the drive. It was still pretty as we went from Austria to Germany's Bavaria and castle country. We actually got to tour the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle (the model for Disney's Fantasyland Castle). I was a bit unprepared for all the steep up and down...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Hohen-Schwangau (Day 2)

Today started early and was long but fun-filled. After getting a good night’s sleep (except for Alicia who couldn’t sleep and laid awake until 3:00 am), we all got up and showered. The showers here are a challenge because they either have a very small shower “curtain” or none at all. This hotel has absolutely no curtain at all. Therefore, the entire bathroom was swimming in 2 inches of water after we were all done. After mopping up the floor for a while, we went down to breakfast. This breakfast was a little better than most we’ve had as...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Off to Schwangau, Germany

When we woke up this morning, it was really rainy in Lucerne so we feel very lucky to have had such a beautiful day for our trip to Mt. Pilatus yesterday. I awoke to the sound of cannon fire at 7:45 am. Yes, you heard me right…cannon fire. Turns out that it’s Corpus Christi Day in Europe and Lucerne celebrates with a cannon salute. Why they felt the need to perform the salute at 7:45 am I’ll never know but it got me up and going for the day. Since we were leaving Switzerland today, I got up and started packing. As I was wandering around the...

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May 3, 2008 - Schwangau, Germany

Trusting our GPS to navigate us across the Austrian border, we set out to Fussen (in Germany). Traveling on local roads, we crossed a number of small brooks, and changed GPS CDs to reach Fussen. Asking the locals for further directions, we reached the adjoining town of Schwangau. The Neuschwanstein Castle built by the fairy-tale-king Ludwig II, king of Bavaria in mid 19th century, is a culmination of beauty and grandeur. Located on a hill, one can either hike up the hill, take a horse drawn carriage, or get on to a funky bus (like we did)....

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