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Today it was time to leave our tiny room in Germany and drive over to Austria. We decided to break up the drive and stop half way at Neuschwanstein Castle, which I really wanted to see anyway. It should have left us with plenty of time to get to Austria for check in at 4pm. We set off at around 10am after a delicious buffet breakfast and made it to the castle by about 1pm. It took longer than we expected because today ...
... it was morning tea time and handed out the muffins from this mornings breakfast buffet- a brawl erupted over which one belonged to who.
Not so 'Romantic' with 5 kids in tow!
We saw snow on the ground for the first time this holiday & were surrounded by snow capped alps.
We were very aware that this was our last full day in Germany. We have loved our time here. Dan said it is his favourite (I think it gets bonus points for the food).
We stop by ...
... and I am writing this blog and studying the maps
to try and work out exactly what town I am actually in. According to my satnav I
am in the Austrian town of Lermoos but how the hell I ever got here I do not
know as I'm sure its not normally on my route home and looking at the maps its
well off the beaten track from my normal route so I'm totally confused!!
Whatever has gone wrong was perhaps meant to have gone wrong as the area is just
... it stopped so abruptly with the construction. We had some time to walk around the city, and make our way back down the hill. This time, we took a horse and carriage ride back down from the castle. It was a different route than the bus we took on the way up, and it was quite nice when enjoyed with our mulled wine we picked up along the way! :) We then took the train back to Munich, and before long, the day was almost finished! It was such an amazing day. I had always ...
... the castle was not completed, it is opulent and ornate, featuring all the modern conveniences of the day. It has been compared to Versailles and was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland. Unfortunately interior photography is not permitted.
The castle is perched on top of a mountain and getting to it is difficult. You can take either a shuttle bus or a horse-drawn carriage up to a certain point, then you ...