Bavaria Post #3- Schloss Hohenschwangau

The second day of our vacation we visited two of King Ludwig’s castles. They are located fairly close to each other, and between them there is a little village at the base of the mountains connecting them. We bought a pass to see both castles in one day. The first castle we went to was Hohenschwangau (High Swan Country Palace).

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Village between the two castles where you buy your tickets, arrange transportation up to the castles, grab a bite to eat, buy souvenirs, etc.

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You can ride a horse drawn carriage up to the castles, walk, or take a shuttle bus. We walked up to Hohenschwangau and then took a shuttle bus up to the higher Neuschwanstein castle after (next post).

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Hohenschwangau Castle

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The 3 girls walking up to the castle

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Neuschwanstein in the background (quite a few pics in this post will show the famous castle in the background).

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There was a definite swan theme in both castles- you could find swans everywhere you looked (on plates, bedding, art, built into the architecture, etc.).

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You are not allowed to take any pictures of the inside of any of the castles. Views from windows are the only ones allowed…

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Neuschwanstein in background…

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On our way to Neuschwanstein Castle! It took forever to get there because the girls love to climb and explore, and we let them do it to their heart’s content.

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Here’s more information on Hohenschwangau Castle if you’re interested…

 

One thought on “Bavaria Post #3- Schloss Hohenschwangau

  1. Grandma

    very pretty! looks like a wonderful day you all had! Xo

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