Drive high into the Alps today as you make your way to fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle commissioned by Germany’s eccentric King Ludwig II in the 1870’s. Afterwards, proceed via Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein, to the lakeside Lucerne area.
What to visit:
It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle. To settle in here is just like a fairy tale. The guides will bring you on the train journey from Munich and back again and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes and valleys. It’s not just about the castle it’s also about its delightful location. They will take you to the best vantage points: the lake (if time and weather permits we can try the water for a swim), the postcard-perfect view of the equally striking and a very fine structured Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, the stunning views from the Marienbrücke bridge suspended high over it all.
Interior: The Throne Room of Neuschwanstein resembles a Byzantine church. Ludwig II had in point of fact given instructions for it "to be based on the Munich All Saints Church" as well as "St Sophia in Constantinople" (Hagia Sophia in Istanbul). The throne, which was to stance like a slab in the apse of the hall, was never built. Ludwig himself wrote: "The illustrations have been selected in accordance with the elevated purpose of the Throne Room, which is to proclaim that the Throne is the source of authoritative law-making". The wall paintings thus show law-makers from the ancient, heathen and Christian worlds.
You can visit both far-fetched structures without tumbling any money or standing in the long tour lines with a hike nearby Lake Alpsee. For a more vigorous trip, take hold of a map from one of the local shops and follow one of the many marked trails neighboring Neuschwanstein.
Maximum Temprature: 4.44 C
Clouds: broken clouds
sunrise: 2019-11-17 06:24:24
sunset: 2019-11-17 15:39:38