Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle

And the story goes on.
After a delicious breakfast at hotel, it was time to pack the car and start our way to Germany again. Once again we were lucky as we had a free road to go, but to another direction it was more than 25 km long line of cars. I have no idea why.
We had only 36km to drive until Hohenschwangau. Early morning when going it is easier to get a reasonable parking place for a car.

A lot of Asian tourists with many buses. They use to fly to Munich and then by bus quickly to visit here. We had good equipment with. Therefore, we decided to take a shortcut up there. I have to say it was quite a sport lesson to climb up there but we passed those Asian tourists.
I think Marienbrucke is maybe the best place to see the castle. The bridge itself is also a good experience. High above the river. But the view is certainly amazing. Like a fairy tale castle. In fact this castle was an example for Sleeping Beauty story. And how many different puzzles are made based on this castle.

The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner. The castle was finished in 1837.
And next to Neuschwanstein castle there is an older one. Hohenschwangau Castle.

Hohenschwangau Castle
View down from Marienbrucke

There are some small cafes and tourist shops on a way down from the castle. There you can find posters, photos, magnet stickers and many more items related to this castle. 
And one interesting thing was our ride back down. Traditional horse ride. Calm and slow way to go but relaxing. Our horses were local ones. The driver told there are strict rules of how many times a day horses can walk that route.

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