Visiting Castle Neuschwanstein
Jun 30, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
We also went up to the bridge overlooking the falls, before heading down the mountain in the steady rain. In a nearby town we ordered pizza for all of us as we started our long journey to Bernese Oberland.
I was up early for a morning run out to Forggensee, then we packed up, ate a nice breakfast at the buffet downstairs, and checked out of the hotel. Cindy and Alycia rode the horse-drawn carriage most of the way up to Castle Neuschwanstein while Trey and I walked up. Built under the commission of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the late 19th century, it's a fairy tale castle rather than a true fortress against invaders. It's the castle that Walt Disney based his on when building his first theme park. Most of the visitors were Americans, Orientals, Australians, and Brits, as a result of its "fake" status. Nevertheless, we had a good time and the castle is not only fun to tour but has some interesting history and stories behind it.