One of the benefits of going to visit Neuschwanstein Castle mid-week in winter – is that lines are NOT as long, tours are not as crowded, and there is a magic about this place framed against a backdrop of jagged snow frosted mountains.
For those who want to wait in line –there are horse drawn carriages that can take you from the bottom, all the way up to the castle, but those of us who wanted to experience the ragged climb on foot – HIKED IT!
It may have been cold and chilly this day, but let me tell you, a hike up to Neuschwanstein castle will have you taking your hat off, your scarf off, your gloves off, and unzipping your coat –-we were huffing and puffing and
We climbed and climbed –enjoying the crisp air and bright sunshine against a beautiful blue sky.
Have I mentioned how PERFECT our weather was this entire trip??
Up we went, while empty carriages went down to go pick up more passengers ---
Waterfall through the snow!
My first glimpse of spires!
The valley below..can you see the lake? We were quite a ways up there!
Dorothy, we are NOT in Kansas any more!
We were NOT allowed to take photos inside. Click HERE for google images showing you what we saw on the INSIDE…wow!
Here’s a YouTube Video giving you more of the story including a great biography about King Ludwig II:
My photography is not as spectacular as the video above…but these are MY memories. Still can’t believe I was there – and with such a great group of travelers!
Click the image below if you can’t view the slide show on your mobile device. You’ll be taken directly to the photo album.
|Journey to Neuschwanstein 2013|