sleeping beauty’s castle(s)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

the white castle = schloss neuschwanstein

the orangey castle = schloss hohenschwangau

it’s easy to see where disney got the inspiration, isn’t it?

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and this concludes your weekly instagram overload.

for the record, if you’re going to visit one (or both) of these castles,

i recommend paying the 8 euros for the carriage ride up the mountain.

(walking down the mountain isn’t too treacherous a feat, but the walk up, however, is killer.)

and while you’re up on that mountaintop, buy yourself a 10 euro giant pretzel, why don’t you!

20 comments:

Anait said...

Oh. My. Word.

Did I mention I have a weakness for castles? (hence why I'm getting married in one...). Those views! And the promise of a giant pretzel! I'm not quite sure which is more enticing but with that combination you can't go wrong :)

Don't you think it would be beautiful in winter, too?

Antoinette said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Ages said...

I 'almost' forgot how breathtaking Germany really is. Just out of curiosity, have you ventured to the Bonn/Konigswinter region? I was born and lived there for six years, and the Schloss Drachenburg is a-mazing!

Bivisyani Questibrilia said...

Are they located in the same region? Oh, I've always wanted to see Neuschwanstein! Is the carriage 8€ per person or per carriage?

brittany said...

oh my gosh, i love castles. like, why did everyone just let castles go when coming to america?

Candice said...

I need to visit here. Desperately. It's so gorgeous.

Katrin said...

Oh wow. I think I never had a 10 Euro bretzel. :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@Anait, I've only seen it in spring and summer but have always wanted to go in winter. I think it would look awesome covered in the snow.

@Ages, I've never been to that region. I've flown out of Bonn airport, but...I don't think that counts. ;)

@Bivisyani Questibrilia, The two castles are more or less right next to each other. A lot of people only visit Neuschwanstein, though, as it is the more famous of the two.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

P.S.

@Bivisyani Questibrilia, It is 8 per person. The carriage seats about a dozen people so you all ride up in a group.

whatevergatsby.com said...

gosh, you make me love germany even more than my dorky 17 year old (german student of the year 2009, what what!) self did. beautiful.

Simply Valorie said...

I saw Neuschwanstein a few years ago and was IN LOVE. All the hiking was worth it (even though it rained and ruined my shoes) and I am dying to go back someday!

Amanda said...

Um...yes, please. PLEASE!!!!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Oh my goodness! This is my dream!!!! It looks like Germany is the place to go for castles!
-Kristen

The Mrs. and The Momma

Alex said...

Such a magical place!! Also, I have photos from my trip that pretty much look identical to these. Clearly, great minds think alike.

Tere Ávila said...

nice photo honey, i love itt

xx

Miranda said...

that walk up is totally a KILLER!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Wow! So pretty there! I've never been to a castle... Definitely something on my bucket list! :)

Daryl said...

Hey, how long are you in Germany for? I kinda want to hang out, like alotalotalot.

Kayla said...

So magical. Take me back now.

Duni said...

Hallo Jenni!

ich bin neulich über Deinen interessanten Blog via "a little piece of me" gestolpert :)
Vor Jahren waren wir auch auf Schloß Neuschwanstein zu Besuch. Es war traumhaft dort. Ich würde gerne wieder hinfahren. Schön zu lesen, dass es Dir hier in Deutschland so gut gefällt!
Ich bin nun ein regelmäßiger Leser. Viele liebe Grüße aus Westfalen,
Duni