Castles and mountain views

July 14, 2010

in Germany,Travels


Neuschwanstein is one amazing looking castle. Photo by Robert Corkery.

I’m not a big fan of the “see 10 countries in 10 days” approach to travel, mostly because you don’t then see anything at all. But on this trip, we did get around thanks to the German autobahn.

On Thursday, we got on the road early to continue our journey, stopping in  Mittenwald to take the Karwendel Bahn cable car to 2,244 meters or 7,362 feet for a hike and view of the northern alps. There was still snow in patches at the top, even though the day was sunny and warm.


Robert checks out the view from the top of Karwendel Bahn.

After crossing the border into Austria, we stopped in the Tyrol at Seefold for lunch at Alt Mösern, a restaurant with a panoramic view over the mountains. Both the beer – Stiegl –Salzburger Paracelsus Zwickl and the tomato soup – prepared in two ways and served in two small pots  – were fantastic. We did not want to leave.


The view from our table at Alt Mösern in Austria.

As soon as we crossed back into Germany, we stopped at Schloss Neuschwanstein or as it’s more commonly known, the Disney Castle. Although this place was definitely touristy – and packed with more Americans than I’ve seen in a long time – it was fun. We skipped the inside tour and instead walked around the grounds to check out what is truly an amazing looking castle – and I’ve seen a lot of castles!


1 Antropologa July 14, 2010 at 18:16

So jealous. I love a good castle. Also: Americans!

2 admin July 15, 2010 at 10:28

Very funny Antropologa!

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