2022 Germany (Bayern)

In the footsteps of Ludwig II


When one thinks about Bayern there is no way Schloss Neuschwanstein doesn’t come in mind, after all it’s the best known landmark from Bayern, and perhaps even from Germany. These castles are some of the heritages from King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the fairy tail king.

On many occasions Vladi had told stories from his visits to Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Lindenhof and Chiemsee. He told me many stories about King Ludwig II and every time he talked about the castles I saw a twinkle in his eyes.

Located in southern Germany, close to the Austrian border, it is in the center of the Allgäuer und Tiroler Mountains, full of opportunities for an active holiday combined with sightseeing of those famous places.

We decided to visit Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Lindenhof and do some hiking in the area. I found a nice place to stay in Pfronten, not far from both castles and very near to excellent walking trails.

A new adventure was in the making.

The trip…

Sunday morning, the last one in August, after breakfast we packed the Jag and started our 650 kilometre long journey to the Alpenlandhaus in Pfronten, our home for the next 6 nights. It was the first time we used the Jag for a holiday trip and I was extremely anxious for the ride.