Herrenchiemsee New Palace

Woke up to beautiful blue skies this morning at Großweil with a cooling breeze and a mist in the valley below which Steven got some fantastic photos of. We then headed to Herrenchiemsee New Palace which is on an island in the middle of the lake. Modelled on Versailles, this palace was built as a "Temple of Fame" [...]

By | August 22nd, 2015|Categories: Germany|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Linderhof Palace

After visiting Neuschwanstein Castle we headed for Grobweil but realised that another of King Ludwig II's palace's was on the way. Linderhof Palace is the smallest of his three palaces with many features based on the french palace of Versailles, it is evident that the palace of the French "Sun King" Louis XIV was its inspiration. The staircase, [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Germany|0 Comments

Neuschwanstein Castle

Yesterday we arrived at Bad Waldsee Stellplatz. This is based outside of a large camp site. Steven used the wifi for a little work and Jane used the launderette to catch up on our washing. But the highlight of this stop over is the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle. This is probably the best "Fairy tale" German castle we [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Germany, Romantic Road|1 Comment

Der Freistaat at Sulzemoos, Finning, Landsberg am Lech and Peiting

Sunday evening after Dachau was spent catching up with blog posts and generally relaxing - after all we had a very exciting day planned for Monday - we were off to the biggest motorhome dealer in Germany Der Freistaat.  Luckily it was just a few yards from where we parked up overnight at Sulzemoos.  They have [...]

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Dachau has been on my list of places to visit since we first looked at this tour and saw how close we would be to it on the Romantic Road. I knew of Auschwitz of course but Dachau was less well known to me.  It turns out Dachau was the first concentration camp on which all [...]

By | August 16th, 2015|Categories: Germany|0 Comments

Thunderstorms in Nördlingen & Augsberg

Schillingsfürst was a fun stop on the way down the Romantic Road from Rothenberg and had a very large falconery centre with various raptors from around the world.  The pictures are the best way of describing our experience! From there we continued to Dinkelsbühl where I finally found some suitable postcards to send back home.  This was [...]

By | August 16th, 2015|Categories: Germany, Romantic Road|0 Comments

Öhringen & Rothenburg ob der Tauber

After leaving Eberbach we continued along the Castle route to Öhringen.  The stellplatz was next to the municipal swimming centre and after another hot day we headed in for a cool down.  This one had a really long slide which Steven went down at least three times and I made it down once after forgetting that I'm a bit [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: Germany, Romantic Road|0 Comments

Losheim Am See & Bad Dürkheim

Losheim Am See was our next stop on a Stellplatz very near to the local lake which was an absolute godsend in over 30 degree heat - our van reached over 40 degrees at one point and even the breeze was hot. After arriving and setting up in some shade we headed down the lake side for a [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|Categories: Germany, Castle Route|0 Comments

Eberbach & Heidelberg

On Friday 7th August we drove further east to Eberbach. The journey was beautiful driving along the Neckar River. We decided to stop in this area for a few nights and found a free stellplatz close to the open-air swimming pool. After such a very very hot day a swim in the cool pool was very welcome. The [...]

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Germany|0 Comments

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