Bavaria in the eyes of a traveler


Neuschwanstein Castle  is a 19th-century palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwagau near Fussen in southwest Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II as a retreat, contrary to common belief. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.  The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Cinderella Castle.

Hohenschqangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle or Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th century palace . It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II and was built by his father, King Mazimilian II. It was built on the remains of the fortress Schuangau,. A family of knights was responsible for the construction of the medieval fortress, and it served as the seat of the local government of Schwangau. In 1523, the schloss was described as having walls which were too thin to be useful for defensive purposes. After the demise of the knights in the 16th century the fortress changed hands several times. The decay of the fortress continued until it finally fell into ruins at the beginning of the 19th century.

Bavarian Alps

They are a mountain range in the north-eastern part of the Alps. This region is stunningly beautiful natural divide along the Austrian border.
One of the largest resorts in the area is Garmisch. One of Munich’s favorite getaway spots. The military has a great retreat getaway located in this region. 


Some visitors come to tour the castles and leave immediately afterwards leaving the beautiful little town unexplored. This is a great pity as there is much to see in Füssen and the surrounding area if you know what you are looking for! There are magnificant lakes with beautiful views and the “Kalvarienberg” which has the “Stations of the Cross” on it.

This city is situated as part of the Romantic Road.

and more….

Upper Austria

About Andrea-Haynes

I am a fellow blogger and traveler extraordinaire! I enjoy taking day trips and exploring all of the local cultural experiences with my fellow blogger Amanda! I have 2 children and hope that my experiences with them will help you to make your traveling choices.
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