Sunday, April 8, 2012

Travel Notes: Germany (Fussen)

From Berlin's city center, we then have to go to Tegel airport to catch our flight to Munich. Going to Tegel airport was such a mission. Luckily, a Filipina overheard us conversing in Tagalog and gave us directions otherwise we were bound to miss our flight. We then rented a car from the Munich airport for a road trip to Fussen.

2nd Stop: Fussen


From memory, the drive to Fussen took us more or less 3 hours. Dominic took charge in driving as I don't have any driving license. I merely served as an entertainer keeping everyone awake as it was already past midnight during that time. Good thing that we brought a navigator as it would be hard to locate our hotel by just relying on the road signs.

We checked in at Hotel Seespitz which is situated near a lake. This was the view that greeted us in the morning:


The view was breathtaking. I felt like I was in a movie or a dream. I can stay all day admiring this view with a good book and a cup of coffee by my side. But we had to go to the main reason why we were in Fussen, the Neuschwanstein Castle.

The construction of Neuschwanstein castle began in 1869 as commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. It was said that Ludwig II wanted this castle to be perfect that it was still unfinished until his death in 1886. Nevertheless, the Neuschwanstein castle is considered as one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. In fact, it served as an inspiration for some of the Disney fairy tale castles. I remember receiving an email thread about the places considered as "heavens on earth" and Neushwanstein castle is one of those places. I guess I was lucky, I have been to heaven.

Neuschwanstein Castle
The castle is even more picturesque during winter. Here's a picture I got from the internet:


We then had lunch at a restaurant with the castle as the background. I had pork knuckles for main course and strawberry crepe for dessert.

Pork knuckles. The closest thing to crispy pata in Europe.

Strawberry crepe and icecream

On the following day, we drove further to a place where they say you can get a good view of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It's like being in three countries at once. I felt for Dominic as the drive was a bit long. We actually had crossed the border of Austria getting to that place. Unfortunately, it was too foggy that afternoon.

The only consolation for the long drive is the magnificent view of the countryside
It was too foggy. Even a ferry ride wouldn't guarantee that we will get the view that we want. 
We just had a picnic and left the place quite earlier than what we have originally intended. We stopped by a nearby town.

I forgot the name of the small town
Food trip once again. This time trying out the breads.
This is where my blogger profile pic was taken

4 comments:

  1. i thought the profile pic was taken somewhere here in the PH..haha

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    1. hahaha... oo nga parang intramuros
      lng

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  2. wow! i'd love to go to Germany.

    The food looks amazing!

    : )

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  3. yes! its a beautiful country! sarap din mag foodtrip!

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