Monday, July 25, 2011

A Trip On a Horse and Carriage to a Princess Castle.

We are staying in an apartment in the Kaserstube guest house in Tanneheim in the Austrian Tyrol.
Today saw us revisiting one of the most beautiful castles in the world, the Disney castle is based on this castle built by King Ludwig the second, Neuchwanstein Castle was built in 1886 and was only lived in by Ludwig for about 11 weeks, it is unfinished and you are shown around the 9 completed rooms which are absolutely stunning. Ludwig died under mysterious circumstances found in a lake near Munich.

We arrived in the village and parked up and then began queuing for tickets and were entertained by Keisha and Louis in the line. We eventually got tickets and managed to get tickets for the 1225 English tour two hours earlier than we expected when we first joined the queue. We headed straight for the horse and carriage and were treated to a ride to the castle. We enjoyed a sweet pretzel on route and Keisha and Louis arrived with sugar coated faces at the castle gates. The tour was informative and we were treated to viewing the lovely rooms where swans feature heavily. Louis and Keisha loved the spiral staircases and enjoyed jumping down them holding up the crowds. Schwangu is the nearest village named so after Ludwig’s love of the swan. Keisha enjoyed buying a princess for a friend and herself and Louis a toy dragon which he is singing with still in his bedroom as we speak. It was an enjoyable day for all.

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