While in Munich, John and I planned to take another day trip into the beautiful and picturesque area of Bavaria, Germany. Bavaria is home to two of the most beautiful castles I have EVER seen.
First up was the Hohenschwangau Castle - which was the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
The view from inside the castle - not too shabby!
We wandered around the gorgeous castle and down to the this lake -- it was the most beautiful blue I've ever seen. I would have just stared at it forever if we had all day.
Next up was the main feature - the Neuschwanstein Castle - which King Ludwig II had built as a "retreat" home just a stone's throw away from the Hohenschwangau Castle. It was also the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle -- and I can see why. It was truly the most magical and breath-taking place I've ever seen. The scenery, the castle, the architecture, and the perfect blue skies made for an unforgettable picture.
The most amazing views came from Mary's Bridge -- a tiny wooden bridge that was a tad terrifying, but well worth it.
We had the BEST day exploring Bavaria -- it was like living in a fairy tale :)
Next up - Prague!!