Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Vacation 2015 - Day 3, Part 2.

After resting (and the kids swimming in the lake) we made our way to the small nearby town of Hohenschwangau to withdraw some cash before taking the trip to the two famous castles of the area.

The next pictures are taken from the parking lot on the edge of the town.

For some reason, Anna did not wish to be on any of the pictures taken from here, but, well..

After parking in the official tourist parking lot and standing in line for tickets most of an hour, we decided to climb the stairs up the rock to Schloß Hohenschwangau.

View towards Alpsee halfways up the stairs

There was some waiting time before the guided tour of the castle, so we mutated into Japanese tourists for a while.

No pics from inside the castle, as the Wittelsbacher family hold the copyright of everything inside.

On the way down, we took the horse wagon, and the girls got to sit in the drivers seat.

We also took a wagon up to Schloß Neuschwanstein, whicjh is said to be the inspiration for the Disney castle of the Sleeping Beauty.

If you look very closely, you can see a cableway.

My wife and I walked down, as the last wagon had just barely room for the kids.

A small creek fell down from the rock...

...went under the road and disappeared down through the woods.

The last view of a fairy tale castle.


  1. Very nice, I have found memories of both those castles. Of course I believe the last time I was there was in 1992

    1. Yeah, I visited Neuschwanstein with my parents many years ago, too - It may have been about 20 years or more. Thought I would show my little 'princesses' a real fairy tale castle or two!