Hotel Am Hopfensee
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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This morning we had brekky and then checked out of the Holiday Inn in Munich, and caught a Taxi to the Munich Hopbrauhof (Central Train Station). We boarded our first train to Ausberg where we sat for about 50 mins and then off we scurried with our bags, and boarded our awaiting train, to Zurich. The train was almost empty so we spread out and made ourselves comfortable for the 3.5 hour ride. ...
... getting lower as we were getting higher into the mountains. We made our way into Fussen, a pretty little town, where we disembarked and got on.........another bus!!! This bus took us to the base of the castle. We jumped off the bus and wandered around the little village/street, at the bottom of the castle where our guide explained a bit about the Luwig familiy and the history of the castle. Then we boarded ...........YEP!......another BUS!!! This bus took us to the top of the ...
... not that there's anything wrong with that). But Ludwig dreamed of living in a "real" medieval castle, so when he became king, he began building Neuschwanstein. Anyone who knows what "real" medieval castles looked like knows that Ludwig missed a few history lessons- and the project bankrupted him along the way. He was on track to bankrupt the entire Bavarian kingdom as well, until his court conveniently decided to declare him "insane," ...
... 8364; a person. Both mom and Steph were quite taken with this idea, though by our estimations the horses seemed to be a bit overworked and under-watered. Stephanie in particular felt really bad for them, though I don’t think it was as bad as she made it out to be.
Once on top there were several lookout points where we could view the landscape below and take photos of the outside of the castle. It is here is where I first was ...
... his brother Otto (interestingly committed to an asylum for the insane at a young age...bad genes in this branch of the family?) until the age of 18 when his father died and he became king. And it was from his bedroom at Hohenschwangau that he trained his telescope toward the mountains above, and watched the construction of the extravagant Neuschwanstein, another of his castles doomed never to be finished as that inconvenient bankruptcy popped ...