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Travel Blogs from Halblech
... 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, ...
... how many were riding alone.
My final gripe is about a couple of farmers who decided that a tractor doing 20 kmph on a mountain road where others are doing 100kmph is a good idea...scary and terrifying some places that frustrated drivers try to pass.
I lied, one more gripe....speed limit signage. Today and yesterday there were numerous places where the speed changes between 50/70/100 and ...
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
... around 800 years or so to put his stamp on the area.
We walked up to Marienbrücke bridge for the money shot view of the castle/Schloss down below. Wowser! What a great view. This is the shot you see on all the postcards. And a beautiful waterfall and river running below the bridge, too.
Our duty done, we thought we'd head to Austria. Austria is literally about 20 kms away so we crossed back into ...