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Sep 5, 2014 - Koenig Schloss Land!

Last night before we threw in the towel and went to sleep, we packed up our boxes of souvenirs that we are sending back home. Both boxes are very tightly packed, and both have breakables in them – we hope they'll make it home in one piece. They're both relatively heavy – I hope that you're home when they arrive mum. We took a box each down to the car on our way to breakfast, as we don't want to carry everything all at once. Breakfast was another buffet (we're doing it tough!) although this one was smallish and had some very nice cold cuts...

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Oct 30, 2010 - Hiking to Hohenschwangau

Today was a big travelling day from Augsburg to Hohenschwangau, way down into the Apline part of Bayern (that's German for 'Bavaria'). The walk from the hostel to the trainstation in Augsburg is maybe a 20-30 min walk, which all things considered is pretty mild. It gets a bit tough with a big ass hiking bag full of all your crap though. Anyway, after our lovely morning stroll through Augsburg, we jumped on a regional train to Fussen and sat there for about 2 hours. The train was PACKED with people (including a couple babies who were mostly...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Castles

Guten Tag Well I had the morning to tour so I hopped on my bike and headed to Unterammergau which is only 4 km away. It’s smaller than and not as touristy as Oberammergau. Of course I checked out the cemeteries, they didn’t have as many carved markers but were just as beautiful as the rest. The church was open and I was hoping to see someone and hopefully ask them about their customs with the cemetery as I have many questions, yes I was also hoping they spoke English. I didn’t see anyone and just like the other churches it was beautiful...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Day 2: Neuschwanstein

A full day tour of the most recognized of King Ludwig II's castles, Neuschwanstein. The castle was started in 1868 and completed in 1892 after King Ludwig's death in 1886. The castle sits atop Swan Rock and is high above the surrounding lakes including Alpsee Lake. The fairy tale castle embodied many of Wagner's stage world fantasies. From Neuschwanstein, you can see Schloss (Castle in English) Hohenschwangau which was originally a 14th Century castle destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars and rebuilt by King of Bavaria, Maximilian II from...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Hey Look, a Castle!

Today was the day for visiting the castles at Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, which are on opposite sides of the same valley, with the tiny tourist trap of Hohenschwangau town in between. I got up fairly early, packed up my stuff and left my luggage at the hotel. They were happy to let me leave my luggage in a locker there all day if I wanted, so that's exactly what I did. Finding the buses to the castles was easy, they leave from outside the railway station, one block from my hotel. You have to pick up your tickets at least one hour...

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Europe 2009

Jun 18, 2007 - BEST DAY SO FAR!! (not evening..that ones taken)

Allright so this day was seriously the best ever! The night before we kept waking up to pouring rain outside. Luckily we didn't get wet at all..our tent rocks! We were so worried that our tour would be cancelled because we splured for the more expensive all day tour (the pamphlet was convincing). We got up early, rushed to get ready and ran through town almost missing the departure. The trip was not anywhere near being cancelled. In fact, because of the lovely 30 degree weather, again, the rain dried up before we even got their. It started...

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