This was probably one of my favourite days during our holiday. The first thing that made the day amazing was that I didn't have to wake up at 7 am that morning, which meant I didn't have to get ready in a hazy, half-awake state. The only thing on the agenda that day was to visit the two castles, so there wasn't a lot of trying to find places on a map. When we were driving closer to the castles, we could see the Neuschwanstein Castle from a distance, and it literally looked like something from a fairy tale. Anyway, here are a bulk of photos so you can see the Disney-esque exteriors for yourself.

 MON 20.06

 Hohenschwangau

 Hohenschwangau Castle


There are three places that you can visit in this area, which includes both castles and a museum. But since we arrived quite late (around 11.30 am), and the queue to buy tickets was soooo long, we only had time to go to the two castles. Helpful tip if you are planning to visit is that you can book tickets online up to two days before, so that way you can avoid the old school Nokia Snake game-like queue.

The Hohenschwangau Castle was the the summer residence for the royal family. We weren't allowed to take photos of the insides of the castle, but there was a tour guide who lead us through the rooms and told us a bit of history behind everything. The entire tour took around half an hour, and you can take buses or even horse carriages to take you from the Hohenschwangau castle to the Neuschwanstein caslte. But we decided to go by foot, which was quite a nice hike since both castles were pretty much on the middle of a mountain. The weather was really good that day, which was a nice change from all the rain from the previous days, so I was able to whip out my sunglasses from the bottom of my suitcase that day. 

 MON 20.06

 Hohenschwangau

 Neuschwanstein Castle


The route up to the Neuschwanstein castle was a good hour worth of hiking up a hill, which wasn't actually too bad since we went at a slow-ish pace and we were in the shade for most of the time. The tour for the Neuschwanstein castle was much shorter than the other one, since very little of the interiors of the castle had been finished. We weren't allowed to take photos of the interiors of the castle, but we were allowed to take photos out of the windows in the castle, and as you can see, the views are just amazing. Can you imagine waking up every morning to see that outside your windows? Also a fun fact is that the castle in Disney's Sleeping Beauty was actually inspired by this castle.
This was probably one of my favourite days during our holiday. The first thing that made the day amazing was that I didn't have to wake up at 7 am that morning, which meant I didn't have to get ready in a hazy, half-awake state. The only thing on the agenda that day was to visit the two castles, so there wasn't a lot of trying to find places on a map. When we were driving closer to the castles, we could see the Neuschwanstein Castle from a distance, and it literally looked like something from a fairy tale. Anyway, here are a bulk of photos so you can see the Disney-esque exteriors for yourself.

 MON 20.06

 Hohenschwangau

 Hohenschwangau Castle


There are three places that you can visit in this area, which includes both castles and a museum. But since we arrived quite late (around 11.30 am), and the queue to buy tickets was soooo long, we only had time to go to the two castles. Helpful tip if you are planning to visit is that you can book tickets online up to two days before, so that way you can avoid the old school Nokia Snake game-like queue.

The Hohenschwangau Castle was the the summer residence for the royal family. We weren't allowed to take photos of the insides of the castle, but there was a tour guide who lead us through the rooms and told us a bit of history behind everything. The entire tour took around half an hour, and you can take buses or even horse carriages to take you from the Hohenschwangau castle to the Neuschwanstein caslte. But we decided to go by foot, which was quite a nice hike since both castles were pretty much on the middle of a mountain. The weather was really good that day, which was a nice change from all the rain from the previous days, so I was able to whip out my sunglasses from the bottom of my suitcase that day. 

 MON 20.06

 Hohenschwangau

 Neuschwanstein Castle


The route up to the Neuschwanstein castle was a good hour worth of hiking up a hill, which wasn't actually too bad since we went at a slow-ish pace and we were in the shade for most of the time. The tour for the Neuschwanstein castle was much shorter than the other one, since very little of the interiors of the castle had been finished. We weren't allowed to take photos of the interiors of the castle, but we were allowed to take photos out of the windows in the castle, and as you can see, the views are just amazing. Can you imagine waking up every morning to see that outside your windows? Also a fun fact is that the castle in Disney's Sleeping Beauty was actually inspired by this castle.

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