The first time I drove to Munich, I was amazed by the absolute beauty of Bavaria. It is full of little hidden gems - and Schloss Neuschwanstein definitely is one of its jewels. King Ludwig II's 19th-century Romanesque castle is probably one of the most well-known tourist-attractions in the country, even inspiring Walt Disney's castle for Sleeping Beauty! During my last weekend before heading back to the Netherlands, my mom and I drove down from Munich on a snowy Sunday for a tour of the castle and its surroundings.
We could haven't asked for a more perfect day; the forrest, castle and cute german houses covered in snow looked picture perfect! Once we picked up out tickets, we walked up the hill through the forrest, re-energizing with dampfnudeln, quarkbaellchen and glühwein on the way. We joined a tour of the castle, which sadly wasn't that spectacular. The castle has such a rich history, which hardly was touched upon during the tour, and running through such a beautiful building with fifty people within twenty minutes just isn't my thing. However, it isn't accessible outside of the tour, and as a big King Ludwig II fan, it was still amazing to see how his fantastical vision was brought to life.
Afterwards, we headed to the little nearby town of Füssen. It was as quiet as can be since it was a Sunday. The majority of shops were closed, but luckily a little bakery selling snowball pastries was open - get the milk chocolate and marzipan-filling one! We took a stroll trough the city center filled with cute colorful houses, buildings and beautifully decorated churches, enjoying the sun and snow. A perfect day to end my stay in Bavaria!