Late evening view of Neuschwanstein from a viewing
room in our hotel located in Schwangau
Martha and I had visited both castles 19 years ago on our honeymoon so I elected to skip the Hohenschwangau tour at 9:20AM so I could go get a data SIM card for my phone for work. I got ripped off I believe: Details here: LINK
Anyways, lesson learned.
These horse drawn wagons were quite popular with many
tourists, using them to go up and down the road leading
to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Me? I thought it was silly to
pay money to enjoy the fragrance of wet horse.
photo by martha
I met up with Patrick at the ticket center back in the Neuschwanstein area and found that Martha and Miles had decided to go ahead and take pictures from the Marienbrucke bridge which provides this rather famous shot of the castle:
Took me two trips to the Marienbrucke site to get these shots,
all the others were either under heavily overcast or rainy skies
A view of the castle approaching it from Marienbrucke
Neuschwanstein's main gate
Inside the main gate area
While we waited our turn, there was time to shoot this
angle on the upper courtyard of the castle.
Marienbrucke from Neuschwanstein Castle
No pictures were allowed within the castle, sorry.
We made our way down to the bus station which would take us, for 1 euro each, down to the parking lot areas down the mountain. Had I been smart enough, I would have taken the bus up as well but failed miserably to think about that. Patrick and I paid the price there in terms of "exercise".
photo by Martha
Once in the parking lot areas, there was one last shot of Neuschwanstein to take a picture of:
They hunt dogs here!
Kidding, not sure why they put a dog's head up in the hotel
building's roof corner along with a deer's head.