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Castles and rivers

Today we caught the train from Munich out to Fuessen with the intent of visiting Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle nearby. We went up to Hohenschwangau first, the older and slightly less eccentric of the two castles.





I was impressed by its beautifully painted rooms telling stories as well as its history.
Next we went up to Neuschwanstein, the original fairy tale castle, and I'm pleased to say that for me at least the reality of this castle lived up to its reputation. It is certainly eccentric but I think its conception is brilliant and as far as it goes beautiful. After our tour around the castle we set off to the Marienbrucke. On the way we went down to see the waterfall and found a river where we stopped and played for a while:

Paddling


to the other side


And the boys even found a patch of snow!!


And made snowballs...


It was fun!





On the way to Marienbrucke we also saw the most amazing views:





And finally some views of Neuschwanstein including the classic view from Marienbrucke





Then we had some tea at a restaurant, and came back to Munich by train. Tomorrow, Salzburg!

Comments

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microjotz
Apr. 11th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Lovely views....from your photo it looks as if the castle can only be reached by helicopter !! Enjoy Salzburg.
vivh
Apr. 11th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
It was all lovely, a helicopter would have been great! Salzburg was wonderful, look out for a post about it here soon!!!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 11th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
Hi
Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures of the castles. We loved looking at them.
Mike said your holidays are cool.
vivh
Apr. 11th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi
Glad you enjoyed the photos, more coming here soon!!
mintogrubb
Apr. 11th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Glad that you enjoyed yourselves.
Wonderful pictures. thank you for posting!
vivh
Apr. 11th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Glad you've enjoyed the pics!!
moth2fic
Apr. 12th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the pics! This is a real nostalgia-fest for me!! So glad you're all enjoying it!
natesmountain
Apr. 13th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my God those are fantastic photos. I'll catch up a post at a time! These are inspiring and beautiful and bring back a heap of memories of Germany *sigh* and thanks for sharing - I love them all. And you all look so happy *g*

Wonderful!
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