Travel Blogs from Schwangau
... with the least amount of effort). Were it not for my stunning linguistic abilities I have no doubt we'd still be wandering the twisting narrow streets of old town Fussen like a modern day Hansel and Gretel. As for the castles....yawn... I'm normally an old building/old castle kind of guy, but after waiting in line for 90 minutes just for tickets, and then having to walk to an elevation of about 30000 feet just to get in the door, I expected a little more. Yes they're impressive ...
So enjoyed our time with Andrew, Sara and Emerson but all good things come to an end. Up early as they were all setting off for the mountains so Andrew could go mountain biking with a friend and "the girls" could go shopping. Said goodbye to them and to Ursula, and to Gerhard and family next door, then set off for Austria. Lunch on the shore of Bodensee at Rorschach, watching ...
The lady that told us about the Monastery, also told us about Füssen and the Castle which is apparently Walt Disney's inspiration for Cinderella's Castle, we thought we would go have a look....
We arrived at around 1pm, the place was packed, car parks were full etc. etc.
We got in the queue for tickets, and from our point there was a 40minute queue, and at that time the next available slots ...
... Glenn was doing big panic about missing tour. Finally we got on a very cramped bus and made our way up to the castle. Hooray, they let us go on a later tour. It was lovely inside, although very dark. The castle was actually unfinished, a whole floor not fitted out, but what was there was magnificent. We ended up walking back down the mountain. Thankfully the rain seemed to have have stopped, and the views had ...
... just above the castle. The views from there are indescribably beautiful and more than compensated for not going inside.
Back in the dark days of WW2, the extreme nuttiness and complete bonkersness of Himmler found its ultimate expression when he took over the castle at Wewelsburg and made that place the ceremonial heart of his power base. It is located in the north west of Germany and is now a small and quiet market town once again. But ...
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