Travel Blogs from Gran
... it got destroyed and in 1832, Crown Prince Maximilian II bought the ruins and rebuilt it into a gothic style castle as a holiday home for him and his family. When you see the location, it’s obvious why he fell in love with it and rebuilt it. Everything about its location is indescribably beautiful. It overlooks a bright blue lake and Bavarian Alps. The photos we took don’t do it justice in any way. We weren’t allowed to ...
After a very pleasant dinner by the lake last night, we had an early night. Was a good idea as it meant we got an early start.
Brekky at 745am courtesy of our host at the Romantic Pension Albrecht...bit like a B&B.
Off to buy the tickets and it was quieter than yesterday afternoon. Castle 1 at 9:20am and Castle 2 at 11:55am.... I haven't used their right names as they are way too long and hard to spell.
Lesson 1 ...get here early, ...
... Saturday afternoon in the middle of a long weekend. Oh well, better our way than the other, at one stage we passed 7-8 km of stationary cars.
There were a lot of motor bikes and bicycles on the roads, both of which are a bit of a challenge. The motor bikes come out of nowhere and flick past at some crazy places, the bicycles can be a little difficult to get past. My biggest surprise with ...
... online, search for the city you are in....say Vienna.
Once it had the map displayed, touch the word Vienna. It should bring up a different page and have 'save map to use offline'. Touch that.
It takes you back to your map of Vienna and asks you to zoom on the area you want saved. I usually put my hotel in the centre and try and cover most of the area I will visit that day. Once you squeezed enough, touch save. If you try and ...
... the designated "ass man" at the back of the pack. Some of the group went paragliding... Kurt wanted to, but we said, uh, no! After we returned the bikes, we had a yummy lunch at the restaurant there, where I of course had the award-winning Koening Ludwig Weissbier, and yes it was delicious. we had apple strudel for dessert- Mark got a free one for being ass man. After lunch it was time for the alpine slide. That $hit was fun!! The boys ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service