Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany

29th April 2011, we spent five whole days touring length and breadth of Switzerland, yet we have not had our fill of this beautiful country. A forced good bye to Switzerland and as per our plans we set off for our next destination Salzburg, Austria, a distance of 342kms to be covered by road. The scenes come floating on my canvas of memory, thanks to the innumerable shots we took during this long drive.

We took a small detour to Fussen, Germany. Yes, it was for the real Disney castle, the Neuschwanstein Castle. For my daughters it was Sleeping Beauty’s castle. The roads are remarkably good and as we approached the castle the roads had narrowed and mostly traffic free too. The drive is partly though forests and the castles suddenly become visible at a distance through the branches of the trees. The sight of the castles on the mountain side with trees all around looked magical. I am sure castles excite adults and children alike. To think this inspired Walt Disney!

The view of the castle and view from the castle were the best part of the tour. A short 30min guided tour, with no photography permitted inside the castle is not satisfying at all. The views we got all around was fantastic though. The sight of Alpsee Lake, the Hohenschwangau Castle at a distance; you feel like believing fairy tales are true. You can read more about the castles here.

The last shot of the traffic free road to Fussen is for Thursday Challenge: Empty.

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