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Bavaria, Germany

on the road to Germany: there seem to be a lot of castles today
on the road to Germany: there seem to be a lot of castles today
but also plenty of other scenery by the road
but also plenty of other scenery by the road
still, castles seem to be the theme of the day!
still, castles seem to be the theme of the day!
beginning our brief stay in Germany
beginning our brief stay in Germany
at Linderhof, the residence of Ludwig II of Bavaria
at Linderhof, the residence of Ludwig II of Bavaria
waiting for the house tour...
waiting for the house tour...
...and then a stroll through the grounds
...and then a stroll through the grounds
a Moroccan folly
a "Moroccan" folly
a view down the hill at the castle and gardens
a view down the hill at the castle and gardens
walking out via the forest behind the castle
walking out via the forest behind the castle
at the Wieskirche near Oberammergau, in a very green setting
at the Wieskirche near Oberammergau, in a very green setting
intense late baroque style
intense late baroque style
the weeping statue of Christ, renowned for its miracles
the weeping statue of Christ, renowned for its miracles
on the road again, approaching Hohenschwangau
on the road again, approaching Hohenschwangau
the steep hills in the area make for good hang-gliding
the steep hills in the area make for good hang-gliding
in the distance, Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein castle
in the distance, Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein castle
in the nearby town of Füssen
in the nearby town of Füssen
the town dates from Roman times...
the town dates from Roman times...
...but has modern elements also
...but has modern elements also
the St. Sebastian cemetery
the St. Sebastian cemetery
the town's late Gothic high castle
the town's late Gothic high castle
hmmm... the end of the Romantic Road!
hmmm... the end of the Romantic Road!
walking down toward the river Lech
walking down toward the river Lech
town hall
town hall
leaving the castle near dusk
leaving the castle near dusk
next day, walking past Hohenschwangau castle, Ludwig II's boyhood home
next day, walking past Hohenschwangau castle, Ludwig II's boyhood home
Neuschwanstein castle as seen from the Marienbrücke
Neuschwanstein castle as seen from the Marienbrücke
the falls in the gorge below the bridge
the falls in the gorge below the bridge
walking back from the bridge to catch the bus down to town
walking back from the bridge to catch the bus down to town
those guys are still up there?
those guys are still up there?
Neuschwanstein and its gatehouse seen from up the valley
Neuschwanstein and its gatehouse seen from up the valley
OK, one more castle (Ehrenberg) on our way out of Germany!
OK, one more castle (Ehrenberg) on our way out of Germany!
panorama: Neuschwanstein castle
panorama: Neuschwanstein castle