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Photos from Füssen and the Royal Castles (August 4-6)

From Rothenburg I took a train to Füssen. Füssen is a pretty nice resort town with a lot to see and do there, but the biggest attraction are the royal castles that are just a few kilometers away.

As I hiked up to Neuschwanstein this salamander was in the path.

Neuschwanstein is quite high up, and as I hiked higher and higher it became foggier and foggier. I was really disappointed, because as these pictures show, by the time I got to the castle I could barely see anything.

After touring Neuschwanstein I hiked down to Hohenschwangau. This castle is low enough that it wasn't so foggy. This was the castle that King Ludwig (Neuschwanstein's builder) lived in when he was young.

A garden in one of Hohenschwangau's terraces. You can tell that it is still foggy by the background.

After I left Hohenschwangau, I got lunch, then looked up and noticed that the fog had cleared! So I hiked back up to Neuschwanstein.

This time it was clear enough to actually see the architecture.

I could also see from Neuschwanstein all the way down to Hohenschwangau.

The woods around Neuschwanstein were full of hiking trails. One of them led to a bridge called Marienbrüke that had a great view of Neuschwanstein.

Finally I hiked back to Füssen and went jogging to Austria. I was pretty tired that evening.

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Bill's Photo Album / / 26 January 1999