Christmas in Europe – Heidelberg to Neuschwanstein
Yet another early start and this morning we were headed for Schwangau, a region famous for its castles, mountains and lakes. The road journey was getting to be more interesting as the scenery changed. There were screams of excitement from some of the younger passengers on the coach as they were now seeing what they came to Europe to see .. snow! It was such a beautiful sight and everyone had their cameras in readiness, hoping to snap that magical shot. We arrived at the Hohenschwangau ticket centre and straightaway caught sight of the ochre-coloured Schloss Hohenschwangau on the hill. As a child, King Ludwig II often spent the summer months in this castle. Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit the castle to view its amazing Hall of Heroes and Knights. Instead, we spent time walking around the town, taking snaps of the snow covered scenery and then admiring and shooting Schloss Neuschwanstein. It’s a pity we didn’t get to overnight in Hohenschwangau as it would have been great to stay at the Schlosshotel Lisl and wake up to the views of the two castles. Next time, maybe!