Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Füssen and looking for the Street of Kings Part One.



Hello Everybody,

We headed down south to Füssen, Germany for a quick getaway these past couple of days.  We even went into Austria accidently.



in the summer (not my picture, wikipedia)




Fussen in the winter.



 IMG_3487Fussen’s local castle.


On the way to Linderhof our nav system decided we would take a windy road along the Alps which led us into Austria into a town called Reutte, then back into Germany headed north towards Linderhof. Miss Lulu our car, has her ways.  Here are some pictures of the Alps and our frozen trek through Austria.


IMG_3437IMG_3441 Here’s L enjoying one of the most expensive cheetos know to man. Let us see…if I do the math…judging by the shipping charge paid by my parents divided by the amount of cheetos in the bag…I would say that is a .95 cent  cheeto L is holding in her hand. UUUMMMMMM GOOD.  We savored every bit. I think L even licked the inside of the bag.


IMG_3461 Forward towards Linderhof!!!IMG_3467 IMG_3468

First stop was at Linderhof Palace, one of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This was the smallest of three palaces he built, he also spent  quite a bit of his leisure time at Linderhof.

Linderhof in the spring, also not my picture. (This pictured was borrowed from wikipedia)


Here are some pictures I took of the Linderhof Palace grounds.

IMG_3460 L trying to keep warm as we wait for our tour.


IMG_3444 Linderhof Palace entrance.


IMG_3459This is the only picture of the interior of the palace I was allowed to take.  A relief of King Louis XIV “French Sun-King”,  whom Ludwig adored and who was also the inspiration for this piece of artwork.  Ludwig also had a thing for the music composer Wagner. I’ll get into that a bit later.


IMG_3443 Many of the sculptures were covered for the winter, thus the wooden boxes in this picture.  



IMG_3446The small chapel where King Ludwig II would attend sermons with the local people.



We had a great time walking around the Linderhof Palace.  Next we head back to home base for some local history and castle walk abouts, then Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.

hugs and kisses,




sounds like fun!... for you.

Josh Sohm said...

you guys take great pics.