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A day at the castle

We are in Bavaria, right on the edge of the Black Forest. So when choosing where to stay, we of course, picked a castle. Schloss Hurbel was original built in 1521. It has undergone many renovations, the last of which started in 2013. The oldest part of the castle has been divided into 8 apartments. 4 have permanent residence and the other 4 they rent out. Another building on the property is being renovated right now. Our apartment is on two floors, the kitchen is on the first floor. On the second floor, up some pretty incredible steps is the bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. Definitely don’t want to do them drunk. Take at look at the keys.
There is a stork nest on top of one of the unused chimneys but the stork has left for Spain and warmer climates. Smart bird.
The owner of the restaurant that we ate at last night, told us of a bakery truck that was coming this morning so that’s where we got our breakfast. It was delicious.
Then it was off to Schloss Neuschwanstein which was about an hour away.
Oh, I forget to mention, it was raining when we got there. We bought our tickets but had to wait 90 minutes for our allotted tour time. Oh what to do, I know, beer and brats. We needed a snack before the 30 minute uphill walk to the castle.
The walk up wasn’t bad and the scenery was beautiful.
They don’t allow pictures inside the castle. It was very ornate.
We made a stop on the way back at a cute little town called Ochsenhausen for a very late lunch. We decided to make it a wurst kinda day so we split a curry wurst. Delicious.
The weather has turned very cold and rainy so we decided to retire to our castle for a much deserved rest and some CBD cream for my knees.

Posted by Matraciaa 06:07 Archived in Germany

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