Trip Start May 30, 2012
83Trip End Nov 07, 2012
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The next day we left early to go see the castles. It was a good thing because once the daytrip buses from Munich arrived, it was packed (good job Jess on your planning for this!). We met up with a fellow Canadian, Allison from Toronto, who was also staying at our hostel, and hiked up to the newer castle of the two, Neuschwanstein. We were only going to get a tour of the newer and more spectacular castle and just see the outside of the other one. The tour of the castle was amazing! The King who had the castle built was a little looney and only stayed in the castle 3 months. He wanted everything as extravegant as possible. There were murals everywhere on the walls and chandeliers that resembled crowns all through the halls. There were wood carvings, and lion and swan statues everywhere. As amazing as that was, the moment of the day has to go to the discovery of a bridge not far from the castle. The bridge connected two bigger hills, and from it, we had the best possible view of the castle with the surrounding towns of the valley in the background. But, what made this view so awesome, was that most of the scaffolding was hidden. Allison, Jess, and I then walked to see the other castle, and then headed back to Fuessen. Tomorrow we head to Munich for four nights.
Side note: I had the pleasure of eating a Schneeballen. Schneeballens are big cookies about the size of a softball, that look like a bunch of flat cookies have been twisted together. They are a Bavarian treat and we found them Fuessen. I had one with caramel on it and it was big enough to be my supper. So good!!