From Munich…

We arrived after an overnight flight to Munich in the morning. We are staying in an apartment and got checked in by midday. Before long we were out walking around to see the sites. It was rainy, but nice. These shots were taken from the bell tower of St. Peter’s church.

Munich City Scape Munich City Scape

There are many, many churches in Munich and many of them are Catholic. I feel right at home :-).

Today we went on a tour to Neuschwanstein, the castle build by King Ludwig in Bavaria. I have wanted to see this castle since I was a girl so it was great fun and I do so appreciate Celia for finding the tour. Below is Mario, our guide.

Mario - tour guide

We stopped at two lovely churches, one Baroque and one Rococo, on the way to the castle.

Bavarian Church Visit

Neuschwanstein is the castle that Cinderella’s castle at Disneyworld is based on.

Neuschwanstein

If you are interested in the castle, you can find better photos than I took online. The best shots are from from the bridge behind the castle that is closed for repairs. Deep sighs on our part. No matter—it was a beautiful day, no rain, cool weather, and great company!

Steve-Jeff-Celia_Neuschwanstein

Becky-Steve-Neuschwanstein

We stopped for cheese, sausage, and beer at a cheese farm on the way back to Munich. I’ve never seen cows this color before… they were more taupe than brown. They all wore bells and it was fun to sit by them as we ate a late lunch.

Bavarian Dairy Cow

Elder

Tomorrow we head to Salzburg!