Thursday 14 August 2014

August 12th

We got up at 5:00 this morning to beat the crowds to Neuschwanstein. This fairytale castle was built by King Ludwig II, a dreamer and Wagnerophile who died leaving his castle unfinished. It is kind of dreamlike inside as well, a bit out of touch with the real world, and very, very beautiful. Perhaps this quality is what inspired Walt Disney to model his "Sleeping Beauty" castle at Disneyland after Neuschwanstein.

After the castle we went luge riding and ziplining.

The zipline

The Bavarian countryside and towns are beautiful. I don't know about y'all, but I feel like I'd really like to spend some time living here.

(By the way, I was just kidding about the zipline.)


  1. Your are so right, Sarah! Bavaria is beautiful! I was blessed to have lived there for a few years. As a musician it might be possible for you to live there one day. You would not regret it :)

    1. I have roots there, through my dad's dad. Wow, you are lucky! Yes, Europe is a wonderful place to be a musician.

  2. I believe there is something to feeling your roots when you go back to a a country like that! Talia has always felt at home in Germany the moment she touches ground. She might go study there when it is her time......I would be happy for her!