Day 5: The Castles

As we’re leaving Füssen we hit the century mark.

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It’s only a few miles to Hohenschwangau.  We boarded a horse-drawn carriage and made our way to the Hohenschwangau castle, a “modest summer home and hunting lodge” for the royal family of Bavaria.

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From the Hohenschwangau castle you can see Ludwig II’s much grander Neuschwanstein castle.  Only about 1/3 of the Neuschwanstein castle  was ever completed and it still makes the Hohenschwangau look like a shack.  Ludwig II ran the royal family into bankruptcy with his castle building, was declared insane and relieved of his crown then mysteriously died a day later.

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Sorry, no pictures are allowed inside the castles.  There are some amazing views from the castle windows, however, and pointing your camera out the window to capture that is allowed.  If I get a chance to figure out how to use the stitch assist feature on my camera I’ll post some panoramic photos later.  For now, here’s a nice one of the castle with a Le Mans blue BMW in the foreground.

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We arrived in Garmish about 5:30.  It was a short 30 miles or so from Hohenschwangau.  Tomorrow morning we’ll board the cogwheel railway and make our way to the top of Stugspitz.

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