Our plan from here was to drive to Wurtsburg, Germany which is near Nuremburg. It marks the start of what is called the Romantischestrasse (Romantic Road) that continues on to Fussen which is where Neuschwanstein Castle is. Neuschwanstein is the inspiration for Cinderella's castle at Disney World. The GPS kept wanting to put us on the Autobahn so we had to program many of the little towns, plus there were occasional Romantischestrasse signs. We passed through small village after small village. In one the road was more like one and a half lanes because the milking barn jutted out. Each little town had its own church.
We did not make it all the way down this route as it was pretty slow going, but a couple of hours gave us a pretty good idea. We then programmed straight to Fussen, got on the Autobahn and put the pedal to the metal. We arrived in Fussen just before 11:00 PM. We were hungry and they told us the bar served food for another hour. We ran our luggage up to the room and came right back down to get something to eat. The bar had closed because no one had gone in for awhile. The desk then told us the only place we could get something to eat at this time of night was MacDonalds. We should have gone to bed hungry. It was awful. I can't even say that at least it was something to eat.
Next morning we are up and ready to see this great castle. And there it was - wrapped in scaffolding and plastic for refurbishing. Aaaaaaarrrgggghh! There was one small section that gave you an idea that it really would be beautiful. I guess I am glad they are refurbishing things, but this one hurt.
|The view outside our room in Fussen|
|The road out of our hotel|
|Hohenschwangau Castle - Also near Fussen|
|The famous Neuschwanstein Castle|
|What became our favorite sign - End of speed limits|