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Neuschwanstein Castle & Surroundings

April 11, 2016
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The next morning started kind of early as we had to catch a train to the Neuschwanstein Castle which is a good 2-3 hours away from Munich. We got ready and walked over to the train station, picked up breakfast and cappuccinos and made our way to the train.
Turns out our hotel offers tours of the castle but we decided to do it ourselves. We got train and bus tickets from the train station. The train takes about 2 hours and brings you to a town called Fussen, from there you take a bus to the base of the castle from where you buy tickets for the guided tour. The tour itself is only about 30 minutes, so not very long. Overall the castle is majestic from the outside with amazing views, the inside is okay. I think it is recommended to reserve your tour time online 2 days earlier- that is a good idea in the high season, in the summer time. For us, it was not necessary as April is not considered high season.
We finished the tour and decided to sit for a snack in an outdoor cafe. I decided on an apple strudel with warm vanilla sauce- omg, it was the most delicious thing ever!
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We caught the train around 4 pm back to Munich….time to research restaurants for dinner!
So, I found this place called, Zum Straubinger… I found it on Trip Advisor- it was very highly rated- typical Bavarian cuisine in a very nice setting. We decided to go directly after getting back from the castle as it we needed to take a subway from the main train station to Marienplatz. We walked through a open food market with amazing foods and drinks…
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We looked around a bit and then made our way to the restaurant. We ordered an asparagus soup with basil and garlic pesto, a trout with potatoes, a weiner schnitzel and a goulash with spaetzle… all the food was yummy… we ordered a bottle of riesling, also yummy and then a plate of apple strudel with ice cream- also very yummy!!
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It’s our last night in Munich… we walked around a bit more and made our way back to our hotel- it was a lovely stay… off to Salzburg tomorrow!

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