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Travel Blogs from Mittenwald
... world where he could live like a King of the middle ages. Neuschwanstein Castle was erected with the mountains as a backdrop. The Castle was fitted wi ?th the latest technology but it was furnished and built in medieval styles. The inside of the castle was as extravagant as the outside. The castle, though, was only 1/3 complete before the mysterious death of Ludwig when he drowned in Lake Starnberg. Ludwig’s castle is now one ...
After a very pleasant dinner by the lake last night, we had an early night. Was a good idea as it meant we got an early start.
Brekky at 745am courtesy of our host at the Romantic Pension Albrecht...bit like a B&B.
Off to buy the tickets and it was quieter than yesterday afternoon. Castle 1 at 9:20am and Castle 2 at 11:55am.... I haven't used their right names as they are way too long and hard to spell.
Lesson 1 ...get here early, ...
... Saturday afternoon in the middle of a long weekend. Oh well, better our way than the other, at one stage we passed 7-8 km of stationary cars.
There were a lot of motor bikes and bicycles on the roads, both of which are a bit of a challenge. The motor bikes come out of nowhere and flick past at some crazy places, the bicycles can be a little difficult to get past. My biggest surprise with ...
Something that I have found fabulous in our travels is this simple but very useful trick.
Like many people I use my iPad on wifi at the hotel overnight but when I am out during the day, I don't connect, because that would require crazy, expensive roaming charges. Well google maps does a pretty good job at working without a connection. It does a fair bit without any help but if you do the following, it works even better
... a fabulous hotel, expensive but worth it
2. The art gallery called Kunsthistorisches, art is great, the building sensational
3. We did one night at the opera, was v good but sung in Italian with German subtitles.
4. Hop on bus was very good, allowed to see big areas of Vienna
5. The Time Travel Museum was also great. See here