Hotel-Gasthof zum Schwanen
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... towering rock peaks. One could for sure
mistake these for the Dolomites in Switzerland.
Finally onwards I head and the satnav soon has me racing along the motorway
towards Innsbruck. The scenery this m/way runs through is simply staggering and
if I was allowed to stop I would be stopping every five minutes.
Finally its off them/way and onto my usual fast road to Seefeld which is
usually my overnight stop but as its still early I decided to keep ...
... the bridge, where many of the iconic pictures of the castle are taken from. I was so excited I practically ran onto this bridge which was a little more rickety than I would have liked but I was out there for a while anyway! The castle was magnificent- it was stunning against the background of the mountains. I could have stayed there all day, and would have been happy.
After taking some photos, we walked to the castle. It was even bigger than I could've ever imagined! We ...
... Then onto a bus for the next leg (unfortunately there were doing train works), bus trip for about 20 mins then off we get and onto the platform for our next train! Hmmm, seems we have missed our next train, as the bus was late! So we have to wait an hour, a bit of a bugger but we take the opportunity to find a coffee and hot chocolate. An hour later we are on our next train (the fifth transport for the trip), where we sat for a little over an hour. pretty countryside, ...
... insane was "childish table manners." Chew with your mouth closed, people.)
So the king gets insanity, and the country gets a damn fine tourist attraction. I'd say win-win, but I am sure Ludwig would disagree.
As a tourist (as opposed to a monarch lacking dining etiquette), the castles are a beauty and a thrill to visit. The train whisks visitors to the Alpine region, surrounded by snowy mountains and clear blue ...
... nevertheless the chagrined doubters reluctantly decided to leave the sign-reading to the German reader/speakers in our group.
Yesterday was devoted to a visit to the smallest of Ludwig's castles, Linderhof near Fussen, where he actually lived about half of the time he was in power, the rest being at the Wittlesbach family palace in Munich, which we described in an earlier entry. Though small in size, Linderhof still managed to consume ...