Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fussen Day 5

King Ludwig of bavaria was a bit crazy, I think. He was actually pronounced insane the day before he "mysteriously" died, but he left behind the beginnings of what could have been some fantastic castles. These are not real castles, to me, since they were built after the time of castles, and used until Ludwig's death in the early 1900s. But they are pretty neat.

This is the Hohenschwangau castle. Ludwig's parents lived here, and as a child he spent the summer here with them.

From the castle, the view is great. Look! We are in the Alpes!

Here I am on our way up to the castle.
After seeing Hohenschwangau, we walked up to the Neuschwanstein Castle. This is a really cool castle but most of it was not finished. Construuction on all of Ludwig's castles stopped when he died. But he parts that are finished are just amazing. We couldn't take pictures in the castle, so you will have to take my word for it.
View of Neuschwanstein from Hohenschwangau.

On our way to Neuschwanstein.

Front gate of Neuschwanstein.

This is a bridge that Mark wanted to go across. So we hiked over to it.

The views are just awesome from anywhere you may be.

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