Benji had manged to arrange one day off from work so that we could go seeing Neuschwanstein, one of the most amazing castles I’ve ever seen. Benji also borrowed his friend’s car so that we could drive there instead of taking trains. It was snowing heavily this day too, but the atmosphere was good anyway. We listened to music, talked and ate in the car. The drive was around 1.5 hours from Munich, so we had some time to kill while driving. That was no problem though.
Walking up to the castle was not as easy as I had thought. After all I was wearing high heels and the snow made the road slippery. Luckily I had two men with me, and one of them offered to carry my big and heavy camera bag. One second I also thought I was back in Japan as there were so many Japanese tourists there.
Finally, we came to the top and realized that there was not much to see up there. No great view due to the heavy snow and not much to see outside the castle. We decided to buy an audio tour in the castle, since we had walked all the way up there. The interior of the castle was amazing, but the king who had built it had a mixed sense of style, I would say. I think he was a little crazy too! He had built a throne room, but hadn’t got the time to make a throne before he died.
Apparently this castle inspired Disney when they designed the castle for Sleeping Beauty.
First, some cam whoring starts, then all the important pictures.
After returning to Munich we had to go out for dinner. I must say I am a bit surprised by how old the subways looks. Times like this I realize how modern Norway is compared to other countries in Europe. I guess we used the oil money for something. The food was really delicious!