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Bavarian Castles

To the surprise of many, Bavaria is home to some of the most amazing castles in Europe. King Ludwig the second (believed by many to be mentally unstable) nearly bankrupted Bavaria in his quest to build amazing fairy tale castles. Inspired by the composer Richard Wagner, Ludwig embarked on an amazingly decadent building spree. He is responsible for three castles, Neuschwanstein, pictured here to the right, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee.
A visit to Neuschwanstein is not be missed if you are in the area of Munich. I recommend the guided bus tour that stops at Linderhof as well. It's by far the most economical way to see these two castles as transportation, ticket purchases and a good bit of historical information is presented during this day trip. Stop by one of Munichs many travel shops to book the day of a lifetime.
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Of course, the more adventurous can certainly drive or take a train to Füssen, (to see Neuschwanstein) followed by a bus to Hohenschwangau, but you must be more aware of the schedules for both and you'll also be required to stand in line for your tickets.
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