On December 30th, we took a road trip to see the most famous castle in Germany, Neuschwanstein. While we were flying back to Anchorage, Lisa and I talked about our favorite parts of the trip and we both agreed that day was #1 for both of us. For me, the castle was amazing but I most enjoyed driving through the countryside and seeing all the picturesque villages along the way. One of the highlights was when we stopped for lunch on the way back off the beaten path. I'm still not sure what the name of the village was but it was not a place many American tourist probably stop. Anyway, here are a few pictures from that day.
One of said picturesque villages enroute to the castle. This one was in Austria, I believe. We actually drove through Austria for about 30 minutes.
Carriage ride up to the castle.
...view of Schwan (Swan) Lake from inside the castle
Lisa outside of Neuschwanstein
Ludwig built his castle so he could keep a close eye on his Mommy and Daddy down the road who lived in this little castle.