Home - 2016 - Germany - Day 5 - Munich to Rothenburg

Photographer: Josh Eckels

Cat in the lobby

The car has arrived!

Hopping in (brand new Porsche 911 4S convertible)

Top down, ready for action

Bavarian town

Achtung! Gnomes!

Taking the wheel

Speeding through the countryside

Forgensee, in Bavaria

Schloss Neuschwanstein spotted

Plenty green

Schloss Neuschwanstein from the parking lot

Hooray for lines

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Some other outbuilding

Near the entrance of Schloss Hohenschwangau

A glimpse of the Alps

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, neighbors

Neuschwanstein, a simple summer residence


View of the Forgennsee

Church on the approach road

Swan fountain

Corner tower on Hohenschwangau

Lion fountain, inspired by the Alhambra

Exit only

Fully turretted

Keeping the tourists in line

Schloss Neuschwanstein tower

One of the less fantastical views of Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein in its full glory

Towers of all sorts

Hangliders behind Neuschwanstein

The imposing entrance

Red brick, seems out of place

Entering the compound

A bit of a hodge-podge

The music hall, I think

Looking south to the Alps

Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge), closed

Hohenschwangau and the Alpsee

Another view of Neuschwanstein on the descent

Back into the car

Porsche lineup

Streching its legs

Happy driver

I think she had fun

It IS fun

Ominous clouds, better move quickly

Our room at Burg Hotel, with nice Bavarian valley view

Filling the kettle

View from our window

Burg Hotel, in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Right next to the hotel

Old walls

Nice gardens

Dusk approaches

Wandering town



Timbered construction

The main square


Another onion dome

Another view of the main square

Assorted stone

Outer wall and tower

Looking the other way

The most awesome crest ever

Birdcage in the window

Heading up to the wall

The outer gate

Up on the wall

Tile roof

Part of the 2.5km perimeter

Stork nest

Cars nestled against the wall

The night watchman's tour


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