This photo is top 3 for favourite pictures I took on this trip and trust me, it doesn’t even do it justice! Located below the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, this lake is unbelievably gorgeous. You can’t see it at first, but as you get closer and you finally catch a glimpse, the scenery literally takes your breath away. The swan is very significant symbol as King Ludwig II of Bavaria (the crazy castle king) was also known as “The Swan KIng” and translated Neuschwanstein literally means “new swan stone”. Not only can swan designs be seen throughout the castle but also on many royal Bavarian artifacts. Although the area is an overdose of tourists with the inclusion of the Museum of Bavarian Kings and Hohenschwangau Castle, as long as you are prepared, purchase your tickets prior and follow the advice for visiting the castles, it can be a very enjoyable experience. Finally you MUST definitely get a pretzel as it will change your life!
August 12, 2013