Sunday, May 11, 2008

Castles that Inspire - Day 10 of MPC

Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th century Bavarian palace, is located on a mountain top in Germany. It inspired other castles in the area to be built and also served as the inspiration of Walt Disney's Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty Castles.

We had to hike up some steep trails to get to Marienbruecke Bridge from where I took the above picture. The palace was built by King Ludwig II, who was fascinated with swans; and you can see this facination in the decor of the palace's interior.

This was a really fun trip but required some advanced preparation. It took us two hours by train from Munich to get to the town (Fussen) where this is located; then we had to take a bus from the train station; then a shuttle; then a horse-drawn carriage up the hill; plus we bought tickets in advance to take the castle tour. Totally well-worth it though!

I'm already starting to get some other ideas of what to do next with these travel photos I'm posting. I was thinking of making stickers, or tags. The creative inspiration continues! =)

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