Day Four: Neuschwanstein Castle
Today started early. By 9:00 am, the group had already finished breakfast, checked out of the hotel, loaded the bus and was on the road. We drove south making our way to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle*. This is the most popular of all of Germany's castles, attracting over 10 million tourists each year. Located in the beautiful Bavarian Alps and built in the mid 1800s by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney's famous "Cinderella castle."
After the tour and some free time, we re-boarded the bus and made our way across the border into Austria. We are staying at a lovely hotel (with a bowling alley - so the kids are happy!) called Hotel Gasthof Lowen. We are about to have dinner and an early night. Tomorrow, we start even earlier as we cross the Swiss border to visit the Waldorf School of Winterthur. Spirits are high and everyone is having fun.
Photos courtesy of Trevor Beale.
*Historical note: many Waldorf alumni will remember visiting Neuschwanstein Castle when the Waldorf Singers visited Germany during their European Tour in the summer of 1994.
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