A foggy view of Hohenschwangau Castle.
I didn't want to be rushed like in 1989 and miss both castles there. This way we could take our time and enjoy the place. when we got to Hohenschwangau
, both castles were shrouded in mist. You couldn't see either one at all! We decided on Hohenschwangau Castle first. We made the climb up the road and were greeted by eerie, wispy glances of the castle through the fog. Hohenschwangau has a fantastic yellow paint scheme. During the day it would prove to be like a flash of sun, but in the fog it just felt warm. The staterooms and dining halls are filled with portraits and humungous silver plates and settings. The home of King Ludwig's parents, is truly wonderful. Well worth seeing. As we finished our tour and were starting back down , the fog started burning off and you could just glimpse Neuschwanstein Castle shining above in the distance. We figured we'd catch lunch before going to Neuschwanstein. There is a hotel- restaurant, the Al Penstuben, in town that has great food. I had the Hirsch-goulasch and Keoni had the Jagerschnitzel. Fantastic! We washed it down with a couple of hefeweizens and called it a meal!