Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria
The Neuscwanstein Castle Built for King Ludwig II.
King of Bavaria 1864 - 1886
- Jay had wanted to visit this castle ever
since he was a child and saw it in that classic movie "Chitty
Chitty Bang Bang"
- So when we were on a Dugup mission to
Dachau near Munich it just had to be done.
The town of Füssen Bavaria, Germany,
is in the district of Ostallgäu, about
5 kilometres 3 miles from the Austrian border,
and is located on the banks of the Lech river.
It had once been a Roman
settlement by the name of "Foetes", or "Foetibus", which
derives from Latin "Fauces", meaning "Gorge".
The Lech Gorge was part of one of the
most important trade routes over the Alps, thus heavily guarded
by the Roman legion Legio III Italica
which was levied by Marcus Aurelius in
around 165 AD.
Füssen is the highest town of Bavaria 808 m above
sea level and is home to two castles,
Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
The town is also has the famous
"Romantic road" running through it. A
romantic term use by travel agents to describe the stretch of
highway in southern Germany between
Würzburg and Füssen. Steve McQueen's
motorcycle stunts and many other scenes from
the movie The Great
Escape were filmed near the town of Füssen.
Steve Mcqueen during the making of "The Great Escape"
The same location near Füssen during our visit in December 2007
Some views along the "Romantic Road"
Our first view of the Castle.
Some of the buildings at the base of the hill.
There are 3 way to the Castle at the top of the hill. Bus.
Horse and cart, and walking.
The bus could not run due to the icy conditions so we took 5
Euros worth of horse and cart each and walked back.
Some of the sights we saw on the way up the hill to the
At last we had made it!
On entering the Castle we were forbidden to take any
photographs, even the pictures on their web site are copyrighted.
This makes our words and picture style of presentation a bit
flat so we will provide you with this link to continue with the history of the
Well That's the end of another crazy adventure.
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