April 25, 2012 Wednesday
Today we will visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. It’s a short bus ride from our hotel and as we wait we meet a lovely woman, Katherine,from Canada who is about our age and backpacking by herself for seven weeks.
The castle tour is about 30 to 45 minutes and it’s quite a task to get to it. The bus takes us to the ticket booth which is a 10 to 15 minute ride and then we choose a horse and carriage ride up to the main entrance.
Lovely. It’s a beautiful sunny day and we are actually warming up. The rules are that you get in line according to your ticket number. We take a guided tour and learn a lot of history then visit the restaurants and souvenir shops in the castle. After the tour we walk up the hill to Marien bruche For a breathtaking view of the other side of the castle.
There are other hikes too if you wish to explore further. After a sandwich we are back on the bus headed to Fussen. In a couple hours we will be catching the 4 PM train back to Frankfurt. We have a good seat for the 5 Hour ride and then spend our last evening at the airport Sheraton. Time for dinner at the Sheraton tavern and then bed- again a late night at 2 PM.