Adam and Katie's great adventure 2017 travel blog

Hohenschwangau castle

Lake Altsee

Neuschwantein castle

Fussen at night

View over Fussen

Walk up past one of the stations of the cross

Ice creams :)

Our last stop in Germany took us to Fussen to visit the castles in the sky. Whilst at senior school I saw a poster of these castles every language class and always hoped one day I may get the chance to visit, so this stop was extra special for me.

We got up early to visit the Castles as we heard it can get very busy, and the nine bed dorm we had spent the night was not that quiet so were awake early. The first Castle we visited was Hohenschwangau. This was the official summer and hunting residence of King Maximilian and his wife Marie of Prussia. Their two children Ludwig and Otto also lived here. The tour of this castle took us into the chambers where Marie would spend a lot of time including her bedroom, dressing room and reading room. We then went upstairs to visit the living quarter of King Maximilian. The castle had beautiful decor while all the furniture was original. The Castle felt very lived in and very royal.

When Ludwig became king he built Neuschwantein Castle which he intended to be home until he died in 1886. The tour took us through King Ludwig's bedroom chamber, banquet hall and throne room. This castle was very impressive, the grandeur of this castle felt very much like a fairy tale castle. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pictures of the inside of either castle.

Fussen itself is a beautiful little town with an Alpine feel. There are lots of beautiful building and cobbled streets. On our last morning we decided to walk up to a lovely viewpoint overlooking the town itself, the castles and also the Alps in Austria which is only 5km from Fussen itself. Along the walk we walked past shall chapels, each of them depicting one of the 14 stations of the cross. After an ice cream we headed to the bus stop to continue our journey into Austria where our first stop is Innsbruck.

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