Thursday, January 24, 2008

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

Since it has been cold here, currently it is -18 F, I've been working on editing my Germany pictures. I thought I'd share with you the pictures of Mad King Ludwig's boyhood home and his famous castle. It began snowing while we were there and it added to the experience.

Some of the older people chose to ride up in the horse-drawn carriage, instead of walk all the way up and back down.

Once at the top, the view, even amidst the snow-fall was breath-taking.

On the way up and down we saw views like this lovely fresh mountain spring.

At the top you're greeted with amazing views of the castle itself.

They don't allow pictures taken inside so I bought an inexpensive guide book that has all the pictures of the inside rooms and the descriptions. Well worth the cost.

Back down in the valley we had time to get a bite to eat. Unfortunately everything was closed except for one or two very expensive restaurants. We didn't choose that option because a. we didn't want to spend the money and b. we didn't want to spend the time it takes to eat a restaurant meal.

But do you see that white building down the way? There, just beyond the yellow building? That is where you buy your tickets; inside was a pretzel case, we bought one of those and ate it. That was enough to keep us going until supper. If you were to look right while standing here you'd see Neuschwanstein, and if you would look left, Hohenschwangau.

Here is Hohenschwangau. We didn't tour it but the parking lot where our bus had to park was right below it. Beautiful places these were. It is fun to re-live the experience through the pictures.

Ad this is one of my my favorite pictures. There were still roses blooming and then the snowfall on top was simply beautiful.


Karen said...

Glenda, I've really enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading the commentary of your Germany trip. Please, continue to share your memories! Karen

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures. . .thanks for letting us enjoy your trip vicariously! :)

Cheryl said...

What they said!

AmusedMomma said...

Oh, yeah! This is great! Please do continue sharing so we can continue looking!