On your upcoming trip, try to take this place in!
A reasonably short drive from Munich CY, Marriott or RI you can drive to a most interesting place. You will enjoy this place, and just remember to take a shuttle up the hill. I walked it, up and down, but it is much easier to take a shuttle. Here are some pictures you may enjoy:
I've been there. It was wonderful. When you say upcoming trip, you mean in December, right? This morning I posted some pics of a white German winter on another thread somewhere.
SS, you've been up to the hill to the castle multiple times. Must really love it.
In 2010, we visited Munich, and then shot down to Fussen (or maybe it was the other way around?). In Munich, we stayed at the CY downtown; the one that is close to the hauptbahnhof (sp?). The room at the Courtyard was comfortable, if not fancy, but the rate was pleasant, and therefore I have no complaints. It was a good deal. The street that the Courtyard is on is not very nice looking, but it is certainly safe and the property is close to both the train station and within walking distance to the Altstadt and Marienplatz. I must say that I don't feel like I got my fill of Munich. It was hot and we traveled with a baby. Didn't get a lot of pics, as most were taken with the kids camera, and now reside on a broken hard drive. If the winter weather is cooperative this Christmas, I might venture back, as isn't there a big Christmas Markt there?
I loved Neuschwanstien. The weather was beautiful (June), the castle was beautiful, and the scenery was breathtaking. We took the horse drawn carriage up the hill for a fun treat, and found a pleasant Italian restaurant in town for dinner. I long to return and also spend time in Garmisch and take a ride on one of the aerial cable cars to the Zugtspitze. The U.S. Army has a resort in Garmisch called Edelweiss. You have to be active duty (or possibly retired) military to stay there. The photos are beautiful. I just happened to go through all of my travel photos of Germany yesterday. I have never really thought that I cared too very much for Germany (it's difficult to appreciate when one loves France and Italy so much), but looking through photos, I realize that I have definitely under-appreciated this fine country. Perhaps I'll put together a photo album on here of Bavaria, to include Heidelberg (wonderful CY there) and the Romantic Rhine.
US. Army, Edelweiss Resort in Garmisch
very fond memories of all of FRG, but especially garmish area. In fact, my wife and I are talking about catching a military hop over there this fall and staying in military lodging for a few days. can't beat the price of the trip! makes the food and beer taste that much better.
Oh yes. remember it well. I did actually take some pictures back then, but not sure which shoe box they're in. Wife and I went into East berlin twice I believe...once by tour bus and once walking. Too much detail for me to type, but going on foot was not the best way to avoid harassment from the Soviet soldiers and east berlin police.
Sounds nice, nuhusker. I should've at least stayed in the reserves and retired as a reservist. But can you imagine my space A priority as a retired reservist?!!! Always on the list, but never able to get manifested! I'd be like the proverbial Walmart greeter. "Welcome to the Air Force Passenger terminal, where I am a permanent fixture." Kind of like, "Welcome to the Hotel California, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...!" As a non-reitred vet, I don't get much except a heart that swells with pride, and that's just perfectly OK! My daughter flew home space A in October-November while her husband was out training. Boy, what a fiasco that was. I never knew from day to day if I was driving to Ft. Lewis/Mc Chord or March AFB to pick her up. But it all worked out. I don't know how she did it with two babies - well, yes I do. She's young! When "Chief" deploys, her space A status will get bumped up a category or two, and what with airfare prices lately, that will definitely come in handy.
Here's the link to the Army's Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch. It looks really beautiful. The rooms look quite nice. I personally think the deluxe cabins look very cool, with the all wood tongue and groove walls, ceilings and floors.
The Swiss really are perfectionistic when it comes to craftsmanship. But I'll still never forget the way that Swiss customs agent gave me the evil eye (vee have vays of finding out who you reallly are ) one time in Zurich. Guess I must've looked like a spy - Grandmere Lori in her blue jeans and scarf.