Europe Family Trip (Day 3)

On the 3rd day, we were early for our train so we set down at this small shop for breakfast.

DSC_0261  IMG20151223082510

We bought the Bayern day ticket for group (up to 5 pax) from ticket machine and check the timing of the train. The schedule for the train looks like these on the boards at the station. Please be reminded to match the timing shown on the clock to your watch as the trains are very punctual.

IMG_7787  IMG_7788

We went to the platform to board the train from Munchen Hauptbahnhof/ central station to Fussen train station as we are heading to Neuschwanstein Castle.

IMG_7792

When we arrived at Fussen train station, we still need to take bus 78 to reach the Castle ticket center. Bus tickets can be purchase from the bus driver, a return ticket will cost 2.30 Euros, however the ‘Bayernkarte’ is valid on the buses as well. If you have this, simply show the bus driver when boarding.

IMG_7801  IMG_7802

Tickets into the castles have to be reserved online; Neuschwanstein Castle tickets at least 2 days prior to the visit. The entrance ticket into the castle is valid for a guided tour of the castle at a particular time, and the tour begin punctually. So please allow for sufficient time to reach and get up to the castle, as if you are late, you will not be able to participate in the tour. Note that during high season, entrance tickets for a particular day might be sold out therefor it is recommended to reserve your tickets in advance.

The bus will drop off just downhill from the ticket center, where you will walk through the reserved lane to pick up your tickets and the tickets must be collected before 12:55 pm local time.

There were several routes that one could take to visit the castles: 1) By walk following the signs (approximately 40minutes from ticket center to the Neuschwanstein Castle, 2) By taking a bus which you could choose either a 1-way uphill (1.80 Euro) or a 1-way downhill (1.00 Euro) both at the Marienbrucke (beautiful cantilever bridge) or a round trip (2.60 Euro), 3) By horse carriage (Start: infront of Hotel Muller, stops below the Neuschwanstein Castle) which runs throughout the year, cost of 1-way uphill (6.00 Euro) or a 1-way downhill (3.00 Euro) . We choose to take the bus for a 1-way up and slowly make our way down. The small shed in the picture below is the queue for the bus.

DSC_0273DSC_0365

We alighted and started our journey down.

IMG_7825 IMG_7822DSC_0277

As we walked along, we were lost for words by the breathtaking landscape that surrounded us.

IMG20151223130748 DSC_0289 DSC_0335DSC_0307IMG20151223130722

There is another castle next to the Neuschwanstein Castle which is the Hohenschwangau Castle but we did not visit.

After visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, we headed to Fussen town.

DSC_0395 DSC_0400

We end off our day with a sumptuous dinner at Augustiner Bierhalle where there are a variety of delicious food and friendly locals inviting us to join in their tables.

IMG_1328 IMG_1329IMG_1333IMG_1339

For more pictures, visit conqueringinprogress facebook page.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s