Best of Germany, Austria and
Switzerland in 14 days
Sept 23-Oct 8, 2010
Neuschwanstein & Luge
Disney was inspired by the ROYAL CASTLE
NEUSCHWANSTEIN in Germany. King
Ludwig's detractors probably institutionalized
and murdered him because of the money the
King spent on the wonderous castle. Two
weeks after the King's death the castle was
open for tours!
No photos are allowed inside but when you
enter you will be in awe of the murals
depecting Richard Wagner's operas. It is
not hard to see where Walt Disney got
ideas for the castle at Disneyland and for
movies. Be sure to observe the mural in the
Singers Hall which is a forest scene with a
reindeer.Change that to a fawn and.....
Neuschwanstein was begun in 1869, four
years after the end of our Civil War. The
bridge was constructed in 1866.
Stopping for pictures before we arrive
at the castle.
Waiting a few minutes before going into the
castle are Margaret, Joyce, Steve and Jim.
Tom, Naoko, Carol and Janice
This lake was in the town where we departed to go
up to the castle. You will see a nice view of this
from the castle.
A wave from Janice.
Mary Beth, Sue and Karen
Next stop after the tour was a little
break for some fun down the road!