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Driving from Austria to Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

Our European road trip adventure, started in Innsbruck.  We spent a few days in this small and colorful town, walking around the city and eating delicious Austrian and Germany food.
We ate breakfast at Penz Hotel, for dinner and drinks we went to Licht Blick, 360° Cafe, and Cafe & Pub Hokus Pokus one of the coolest bars in Innsbruck.

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After a few days, we drove all the away from Innsbruck to Bavaria-Germany, we saw the Alps, winter cabins and frozen lakes throughout Tirol.  We had delicious lunch at Gasthof See Eck on side of the road, driving to Bavaria.

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At the end of the day, we finally made it to our destination in Fussen.  Fussen is a very small Bavarian town where there are good restaurants and stores.  The reason for visiting this part of Germany, was because we wanted to see the Neuschwanstein Castle.

 

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Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “Fairytale King. The construction started in 1869, and opened to the public, after his death in 1886. The castle is located in Bavaria.

Ludwig was very interested in architecture, buildings and the arts.  He was a dreamer and a lonely king.

A quote from King Ludwig II: “I wish to remain an eternal enigma to myself and to others.”

Neuschwanstein Castle, is located in a great area, with beautiful views of the Bavarian Alps, two stunning waterfalls, a skiing area and marvelous views of the Alpsee Lake, making it a real representation of a fairytale castle.

The castle was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s, Sleeping beauty Castle. 

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Tips: Buy the Neuschwanstein Castle tickets  online. Visitors are only allowed to get inside of the castle with a guide

Visitors are not allowed to take photos inside of the castle.  Be prepared to only take photos outside.

Hike the hills outside the castle, until you reach the bridge, the views are spectacular.

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Eat an authentic Germany food at Das Schlossrestaurant, just down the castle.

If you have enough time, you can also visit Hoschengau castle, where King Ludwig II, grew up.

Best time to photograph and visit Neuschwanstein Castle: During the morning, when it is less crowded, and the lights are brighter.

How to get to Neuschwanstein Castle ?

Munich Airport, Flughafen München (German), is the closest airport, then you will have to drive 2 hours by car, until you reach the castle.

Currency: Euro

Official language: German

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