Sunday, November 27, 2016

Neuschwanstein Castle

Saturday after our Thanksgiving feast we were all out the door by 8:20 to catch a tram, train and bus to see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, also known as Sleeping Beauty's Castle.  The castle was really amazing inside.  We weren't allowed to take pictures, so do a google search to see inside.  The interior is richly painted with large murals in every room. The architecture is amazing as well.

The tour is only about 35 minutes which was enough for the kids.  We ended up hurrying to meet Ian and Charity on the bridge so we didn't see the courtyard or really anything other than what is on the tour.  I didn't even realize we had missed it until Sunday after we got home from church.  I hope someday we back go back in the summer or late Spring.  It was a good place to see.  The crowds weren't too bad and we were able to get tickets just right for our timing.   We walked up and down and even carrying Ben, it wasn't terrible, just take it slow and enjoy the walk up the hill.  It was strange because there were a lot of Americans there.  It was strange to hear English again as a primary language spoken by people other than my children.


Everyone but Hannah and I enjoyed the views from the bridge.  There were a couple of boards that were a little too rickety for my comfort especially considering I'm not a fan of heights in the first place.  We found a secluded path through the woods for our walk back to the village.  It was quiet and smelled of Fall.  I loved it.

Thanks to Charity and Ian's selfie-stick we had all of us in the picture!!

We rode back on the top of the double-decker train.  After getting home we took the U-bahn home by way of the Christmas Market nearest our apartment.  It was fun to feel the Christmas Spirit as the brass band played and we were surrounded by happy people and the sights and smells of Christmas--spiced nuts, nutella and sausage.

We got home and started the bath process while Charity and I heated up our Thanksgiving leftovers.  It was a good day.

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