Today we’re in Bavaria – home of biergartens, lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, fairy tales, and CASTLES! We’re staying in Fussen, a great base for exploring two of King Ludwig’s castles in Hohenschwangau.
Hohenschwangau Castle is where King Ludwig spent his summers as a child and later when he became king. He then decided to build Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most famous and photographed castles in Europe. Neuschwanstein Castle took more money and time than King Ludwig anticipated, and he only slept in the castle 11 nights before he was found insane and removed from the throne.
Walt Disney designed Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland upon Neuschwanstein Castle. I pre-purchased tickets before leaving home, and we were able to bypass huge lines of people waiting.
After we visited the castles, we went to the alpine coaster at Tegelbergbahn – so much fun!