SCHLOSS NEUSCHWANSTEIN

Today’s excursion took us from Munich Train Station to Fussen via Buchloe and then to a connecting bus to Hohen-Schwangau. The day was clear and the forecast 1 Degree. On alighting from the bus we were surrounded by snow-capped Mountains and could see SCHLOSS NEUSCHWANSTEIN (Castle) on the mountainside surrounded by snow covered trees – a sight made even more beautiful when a slight misty cloud drifted across the scene. I decided to take the 30 minute uphill walk while MM, along with 12 others, enjoyed the horse-drawn carriage.

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KING LUDWIG II (born 1845) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in Lake Starnberg in 1886. He wanted to remain mysterious to himself and others. This new castle that he built (1878) was part of his fantasy life. He copied parts of other castles such as Versailles.
The Government declared him insane
and he died together with the Psychiatrist who declared that fact.

We had not chosen to go on a guided tour, but were very happy to be wandering in this winter wonderland.

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We both took the carriage down and visited SCHLOSS Hohenschwangau, the parental home of King Ludwig II. (This meant another climb)

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Returning to the village we had beautiful views over the Lake.

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And a view of the village –

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This most enjoyable day was topped off with a yummy lunch – how is your German!!
Cremesuppe Von Wiesenchampignon Mit geräucherter Entenbrost
-it was actually cream of field mushroom soup with smoked duck breast.

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