Do we tell them they're not the Swiss Alps if they're not in Switzerland?
Neuschwanstein Travel Blog› entry 3 of 10 › view all entries
I was uber excited for todayâ€™s trip with Megan. We were leaving the base at to head to Neuschwanstein to see the worldâ€™s most famous castle. We were also going to see another one of Mad King Ludwigâ€™s palaces,
We Americanâ€™s really are a peculiar bunch. For the most part I was sleeping on the bus, but for those moments I was awake, Iâ€™d hear weird things. The best had to be the ladies across the aisle from us. When we got down into the Bavarian region of
At our arrival, we had a few hours to spend at Neuschwanstein. We opted to take the hike up to the castle, rather than a carriage ride to the top. We stopped at a couple of the lookouts to take in the view and take advantage of the photo op. We took the tour and I was surprised to learn that the castle was never completed after Ludwig II was declared insane. To be honest, I didnâ€™t know much about the castle, other than where it was, what it was called and that Sleeping Beautyâ€™s Castle at
Now, in addition to Americanâ€™s being peculiar, letâ€™s talk about people who choose not to follow rules. Everyone had an audio guide in their respective language for the tour. They repeat in the beginning that you cannot take pictures inside. On top of that, there are signs everywhere of a camera in a circle with a line through it...universally saying, "No pictures allowed." I would say that half of the people taking tours were not shy in taking pictures, flash and all. Our tour guide was getting pretty pissy and kept telling them no. One person even took a picture of her telling another person to stop taking picture. In my countryâ€™s defense, these tourists were not American. I donâ€™t understand people.
After Neuschwanstein, we headed 2 hours further into
Linderhoff was under construction when we were there. They had a wall up with a mural of what it will look like when done. The gardens were untouched though. Itâ€™s a gorgeous place, and even with the wall up, you can tell that
We left Linderhoff and hopped on the bus for a 10-hour ride back. When I fell asleep, the women were talking about the Swiss Alps.
Moral of the Story: Take geography 101. Read a guide book. Follow the rules. Itâ€™s simple folks.