Three best friends from university, living in three different countries – England, Denmark and Germany, decided to have a girls reunion at fairy-tale Neuschwanstein castle in south-west Germany!
Nearly two years had passed since we had last seen each other! All of us being head over heels in our own life, work, travel, surroundings, we had not even realized how fast two years had gone! We have finally made our long-waited reunion, by doing a girls trip to Bavaria. We stayed in Munich and traveled to the astonishing country-side and Fussen. That was only my second trip to Germany, following my vacation in Berlin an year ago, so apart from the main purpose of the trip (being with the girls), I was quite excited to visit the southern part of Germany.
Munich was beautiful, but the castle was quite unique. I have visited many historical places and grand palaces across Europe, but I had never seen such a variety of styles, extravagance, luxury and grandiosity incorporated inside one place that was actually meant for and used once upon a time for living. A cave at the middle of the palace hallway? Sure, there it is. Concert hall? Apparently not a problem. I wished it was possible to take pictures inside the castle and during the tour, but taking pictures inside was not allowed.
We could not have been luckier with the 25 degrees that we enjoyed during the whole journey, despite the weather forecast showing rainy clouds and 12 degrees. We had only two full days to explore Munich, the Neuschwanstein castle (the palace inspiring the Disney Castle), and the country-side, but we managed to have a relaxed trip nevertheless and to visit everything, including a guided tour inside the castle. Consumed by each other, we did not take as many photos as I usually do when traveling, but the whole experience was so captivating and breath-taking, that I could not help but share a few of the photos that Sandra, Line and I took.
Here is our travel journal in pictures.