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The Enchanting Castles near Fussen, Germany

We had decided to stay in Fussen for a few days while we explored the Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle. These two castles are some of the most popular and beautiful castles in all of Germany.

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Fussen is a small town located in Bavaria, Germany. While in Fussen we walked aimlessly through the open fields, simply enjoying the beautiful landscape.

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In the evening, Fussen is just as beautiful with its glowing sunset spreading across the sky and high above the mountains.

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We could have rode a horse up the hill to Neuschwanstein Castle, but instead opted to walk up the steep hill. Upon approaching the castle, I was instantly awed by its beauty. To me it really looked like a fariytale castle. Growing up, from books and movies, I had constructed an image of an ideal castle. In my mind it looked similar to the Neuschwanstein Castle. To finally see and explore a fairytale castle in such a scenic setting was absolutely amazing!

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This photograph was taken from Hohenschwangau Castle. The Neuschwanstein Castle can be seen in the background. We were able to visit both castles during the same day, since they were not located far from each other.

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I thought the yellowed coloured walls of the Hohenschwangau Castle was a very unique touch.

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Although, both castles were lovely, I have to admit I liked the style and architecture of the Neuschwanstein Castle a bit more. In my opinion, the Neuschwanstein Castle should be named one of the Wonders of the World!

Partying at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

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When we were organizing the itinerary for our one year World Trip, we planned it so we would end up in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest. But, what we didn’t plan for were our accommodations. When traveling, we usually never booked our accommodations in advance because we figured we will somehow find a place, which we always did. However, when we arrived to Munich, it was next to impossible to find accommodations. We should have known better. After all, thousands of people from all over the globe were flocking to Munich for one of the world’s largest drinking parties. Luckily we did manage to find a campsite, and put up a tent. With our accommodations arranged, we were super excited to check out the festivities of Oktoberfest.

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If I had a top ten list for festivals to attend in the world, Oktoberfest would definitely make my list. The atmosphere was fun and electrifying! There were plenty of rides, games, and gingerbread cookies for everyone. Jason bought me a delicious gingerbread heart cookie. We enjoyed Oktoberfest so much that we went twice. The first night, we met some travelers from Europe and Asia. That’s the beauty of Oktoberfest, you can meet people from all over the world and simply have a great time together over freshly brewed beer! On our last day, somehow we were lucky enough to enter a tent. Inside the crowded tent, people sat at tables laughing, drinking, and chatting. Everyone was having an awesome time! We were invited by a group of Germans to drink, sing, and dance with them. It was an amazing cultural experience. And, we were so grateful to the locals, who showed us the true meaning of Oktoberfest.

Take a quick look at the carnival surrounding Munich’s Oktoberfest!

Curious to know what it is like inside one of the beer tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest?