Travel Blogs from Walchsee
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge.
The construction of the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle began in the summer of 1868, when up to eight meters of stone were outcropped to make way for the foundation of the castle. In June the next year, the new access roads ...
... road up and had a great spot to see the castle on the way up and after touring at the top of the mountain we had more great views of the castle on the way back down. We then started our trek back to the castle and found a nice wooded trail that wound along the base of the hill the castle sits on far away from the touristy crowds. Sarah would make up questions like "if you could be any plant what would you be?" We played this all along our walk back and just had ...
... per cable. Each car fit around 40 people on board at a time. We had to line up for around 1.5 hours to get on. But it was worth the wait! As we zoomed up the cable we watched as the world got smaller and smaller below us and the horizon opened up. On arrival at the top, we were marshalled into the visitors centre. Rob made a snap decision that we should get on the next cable car to the glacier. This was a novel thought, however meant traveling 400m ...
... some beer and spritz. Our waitress also informed us that the building were were sitting next to was the most famous in Innsbruck, an early 15th century residence with an all gold roof, still intact to this day. Well, luckily we asked. The walk back was via a different route, being dark now, and the walk in was via neighbourhoods that well, let's just say were questionable. We did find s laundry at however.. Back in the room to shower and blog. Past midnight, going to ...
... save for a quick mention of a connection with Wagner. And the cave, trust me, is far less interesting, though no less mad, than it sounds. The views, however, are something else. On one side lakes, on the other impressive mountains, you can at least see why the mad reluctant King built the thing where he did. So what of that three and a half hour wait? Mostly in the rain before the sky's cleared? Japanese watching. A ...
Other places to stay in Walchsee
Johannesstrasse 1, Walchsee | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Johannesstrasse 20, Walchsee | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Josefstal 18, Walchsee | 4 star hotelfrom $213
Kalvarienweg 5, Walchsee | 3 star hotelfrom $58
Moosen 11, Walchsee | 2 star hotelfrom $39