We love watching sunsets and sunrises, so since our hotel was so close to the Neuschwanstein castle we thought we might try our luck on Sunday morning. The sky was rather clear and we put on our warm clothes against the cold...
Arriving in the first morning light.
View into the valley from the castle's court. In the center you can see the bridge to which we had been before. See how high up it is?
Anyway, here are two photos from that website to give you an idea. It's also worth noting that of all the dozens of rooms only 15 were finished before king Ludwig II died. But those were splendid!
Sometimes we didn't have too much time to look at all the details but the guided groups here have to move fast because there's another group just 5 minutes afterwards. This is after all one of the world's top tourist attractions. And for a good reason too!
I took a chance and photographed in the cafeteria - one of the half-finished rooms. It's quite interesting too because it shows how the painting process worked.
By the time we got back we were ready for a late lunch.
Looking up from the parking lot for the last time...
Now THAT's how you paint a church!
So we drove home which took about 3 hours. It's really not that far if we ever want to come back - and also motivation to seek out other attractions within a few hours distance. You really don't always have to fly to far-off countries to find amazing things to see and experience!