Travel Blogs from Gran
... and had lunch whilst we waited for the time slot in which we were allocated. Visits to the castle can only be undertaken with a guide and it must be booked at the ticket office at the bottom of the hill.
We had lunch at a little cafe at the bottom of the hill which was delicious and then made our way (by bus) to the top.
I copied this little excerpt from Wikipedia as its pretty accurate and sums up what I wanted to ...
I've spent the last couple of days walking around Kaufbueren. Alex and his cousin Yula and myself have been going to the city center most everyday. Not to sound arrogant but I'm a little surprised at how few people here speak English. I was under the impression it was pretty common but it must be more centered around bigger cities. Most people here are pretty patient and I've gotten by pretty well so far. Traffic actually stops ...
Rained all day but wandered around old city constructed abutting a huge cliff into which has been dug the massive car park. The beautiful quadrangles spoilt by stalls being erected for impending market? Introduced to Salzburger Nockerl, beaten egg whites/meringue over hot ...
... coming down though, because right hand drive on the right side of the road meant Mark was on the steep edge all the way to the bottom trying in vain to block out the anxious yelps coming from the passenger seat of: "slow down, slow down, its a 180!" - I am a shocker when I'm not in control!! Having successfully negotiated that Pass, we then launched straight into the Oberalp Pass, an equally exciting experience for both van occupants!
We could ...
... Austria, to Schwangau. This is the start of the romantic road, a 340km stretch of road that was nicknamed the romantic road (Romantiche strasse) for tourism purposes since the 1950s. Here lies castle Schloss Neuschwanstein, a castle built in the 1800s by King Ludwig. King Ludwig was obsessed with his friend, Richard Wagner's operas, and most rooms in the castle are dedicated to one of his operas. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking