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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Schloss Neuschwanstein

On the day after Christmas, we traveled about an hour away to Schloss Neuschwanstein. This is the beautiful castle that Walt Disney patterned his famous castle after. Ludwig the II had this castle built and it was never finished. The tour inside the castle is about 20 minutes. Once you park and walk to the ticket center, you will be in line for awhile. The tickets are 9 Euros and children under 18 are free. There are three ways to get up to the castle. The first is to hoof it. It takes anywhere from 20m to an hour depending on how athletic you are and how many kids you are traveling with! The second way is by bus and the third is by squeezing into a horse drawn carriage with the other tourists.

After standing in line for about twenty minutes, we got up to the ticket desk and saw a sign that the buses where not running. It was -6C out on this day and we were freezing. My husband was even cold and he never complains about the weather! We decided the weather was too much for the kids. We snapped a few great pictures, wandered through the tourist stores and put Neuschwanstein back on our list of places to visit this summer when we come back. I won't mind walking up to the castle in the summertime...I kind of like to feel my toes!