Hotel Garni Schlossblick
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We were supposed to take the cable cars and cog wheel train to Alpspix and Zugspitz for Adrian's birthday but it snowed overnight and both mountains were covered in cloud. We had to come up with a plan B and found the very pretty town of Mittenwald was close by. The buildings in this part of Bavaria are painted with murals which is quite different to other areas. We spent time wandering the streets and spending some tourist euros. We also found a good bakery/cafe and indulged ...
... only a puppet king. He turned his attentions to building castles, viewing concerts and operas, drinking and supporting the composer Wagner. By 1876 he was bankrupt and declared unfit to rule, soon after he was found dead in very shallow water but the mystery was never solved. Visits to these castles are very well organized and there is barely enough time to take in the decorations in each room. We had ...
... of his death remains a mystery. Turns out that Ludwig loved being King and spent a lot of money on the construction of his castle as well his lavish lifestyle. He also disliked serving as the head of government in Bavaria for which he was being paid. This may have been his undoing for he and his doctor were found floating in a lake in Munich only two days after the government appointed Doctor who had never met Ludwig, declared him ...
... free local bus travel with the Schwangau Card from the hotel. We then made our way up the long, steep incline to Neuschwanstein. We did consider the horse drawn option but decided we needed the exercise.
As a bit of a cynic i was not expecting to be impressed by a crazy 19th century King's fantasy castle, but the first glimpses of it were amazing on a beautiful day ...
... explored with Hohenschwangau Castle.
Its a long, steep, winding 20 min walk to the top, reminding me of the many mountain climbs in Korea to ...