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Fairytale view in Hallstatt, Austria

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A couple of years ago we spent a few days in the mountains between Vienna and Salzburg, Austria in the village of Hallstatt.  We got the idea from Rick Steves as many Americans do.  Wow, did he steer us in the right direction.  This area of Austria is absolutely stunning with lots of activities to do.  I'll write a post about things to do in the area soon.

Some people in China like this village so much they made a replica of Hallstatt in China.  Pretty amazing.

The photo above is a view of the village as seen from the ferry that takes people from village to village.  Such a beautiful scene with the old style building and the mountains.  Hallstatt itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Until next time...

Wyman

A Mad Man's Home is his Castle - Neuschwanstein

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Many things could be said about this castle.  It is an awesome sight and, frankly, my picture does not do it justice.  If the castle looks familiar that's because it has been the inspiration for castles in several movies and such including Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle.

The castle is named Neuschwanstein and was built by a mad man, King Ludwig II.  This was just one of his many castles and palaces.   One thing that is amazing to me is the castle was built in the 1870s and 1880s.  I always think castles like this were built in ancient times.

This photo was taken from a Marien Brücke (or Mary's Bridge).  It was named after the king's mother.

Until next time...

Wyman