Germany November 2015
So many years ago when I was in school our German class was taking a trip to Germany. I was not able to go on that trip that year. However all of us in the class got the privilege of listening to the planning that went into it. Of the various locations they were to visit was the Neuschwanstein Castle. At the time I was not able to go on the trip and just hearing the stories about this castle were always on my mind. A castle that was built by a mad king way up that you had to walk to get their.
So majestically it sits way at the top looking over the country side below. Can you imagine being King Ludwig II in 1886 when he picked this location? Think about how this location could protect them in days of war. Looking down on the country side and possibly seeing your enemies coming. Looking at the land that you rule below. You can see for miles up here.
They would have been lucky a horse could have done this. Picture riding a horse or a small horse drawn carriage to take you up. As you climb you look out at the country side and the beauty that it has to offer.
Of coarse at that time they would have to use the trail to the castle. However you could take the shortcut. This wonderful bridge! It was closed when we were there so it was the long route up.
Finally you reach the main gate. The main entrance. Picture arriving to this on horse back. A fairytale come true. So stately and majestic!