Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Castle in Germany

We did another 3 countries in one day as we left Swizterland, passing through Austria on our way to Germany. We wanted to see the Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig, and almost bankrupting the country. Of course now it‘s a huge tourist attraction.
We took the train from Zurich to Fussen which is the closest town, and then took a tour of the castle.
The castle is often referred to as the Disneyland castle as I think they used it for the Chitty Bang Bang film. The views were spectacular and the castle wasn‘t finished but the completed rooms have lovely wall paintings and very elaborate chandeliers all in the shape of a crown. The main one weighs a ton.
Fussen is a lovely little town and it was easy to arrange our own visit there rather than take an organized tour from Munich. We stayed the night there and then took the train to Salzburg and we were very surprised to see so many homes with the roofs completely covered by solar panels.
Hugs, Jan Mac

1 comment:

Lynne said...

I know that feeling of three countries in one day (although the smaller ones are really principalities, I think) - as I recall ours were Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland; and France, Monaco, Italy!