Monday, December 29, 2008

Day 4 - Garmisch-Partenkirken to Oberau

We made it to breakfast at 10 and then packed the car. We headed for the Zugspitzebahn to ride a train and cable car to the top of Germany's tallest mountain but at the last minute we decided the elevation would be a bit much for a pregnant lady. The visibility was a little hazy too so we decided to head to Neuschwanstein Castle.

It took about an hour to get there and by that time we were pretty hungry so we grabbed a quick lunch of bratwurst and chips. We didn't make it in time to get tickets to see the inside (guess we'll have to go back!) but we did manage to catch the last bus up to the castle.

The view from the bridge was amazing; both kids really liked seeing the 'Disney castle'. The walk back to the car, however, was long and cold. By the time we reached the car we had two little popsicles.

The drive to Oberau was uneventful (apart from our windshield wiper fluid freezing) and we arrived safely at our hotel around 10pm. We still hadn't had dinner so we drove back down the twisty road to Berchtesgaden and found a little Italian place that was still open. The food was fantastic and we returned to our hotel with full bellies. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. I don't think I've ever seen stars quite as bright.

1 comment:

Lundstrom Activity Days said...

Wow! You guys are amazing! What wonderful things you are doing and seeing!