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14 March 2012


In the southern end of Germany, at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, it was once a key Roman town. Nowadays, it's the gateway to Neuschwanstein, and the last stop (or beginning) of the "Romantic Road". Thus it is now a town fueled by tourism, and has been since Neuschanstein was opened to the public in the late 1800's.

Remarkably, the town was mostly untouched by both World Wars, and thus the old town is well preserved, with wonderfully decorated facades. The information centre heavily punted a waterfall just outside the old town, which was fairly unremarkable; but the views of the, still, snow capped Alps made up for it. And of the buildings that were open after 4pm, the small but lavishly decorated Holy Ghost Hospital Church (built 1748) is well worth a visit.

I had also intended to visit Tegelberg, with its Roman excavations and reputedly the best views over whole area. Unfortunately, by the time I got back from Neuschwanstein, the last viable bus had already departed.

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