This morning we left Munich in Bavaria and drove towards the Alps to see two castles close to each other: the famous Neuschwanstein in the hills, with Hohenschwangau in the valley below.
Some of us took a bus up the hill instead of walking; the way to the castle leads past a bridge over the gorge that gives you a great view. Unfortunately it also gave me a serious case of vertigo (dizziness, followed by near-panic), so my fellow Writing Excuses Retreat alumna Sarah Gibbons took this picture for me:
I did manage to take some pictures of my own:
While waiting for our designated tour starting time, we admired the view of the Austrian Alps across Swan Lake:
Afterwards we took a 3-hour bus ride to the university town of Tübingen, which is reasonably near tomorrow's castle, to spend the night.