On the beginning of our day, we started off very early in the day with a buffet breakfast at one of the restaurants in the Hotel. They had chefs with the full chef attire and cooking everything made to order. Everything was so good.
First stop was the Neuschwanstein Castle where King Ludwig II ruled during 1869-1886.
Neuschwanstein is a beautiful castle set in one of the most scenic locations on Earth. If it looks a bit familiar, that may be because Walt Disney used it as inspiration for Cinderella’s Castle at the Disney theme parks. It really does evoke images of fairy tales, in more ways than one. But the story of its origin is one of tragedy, despair, and outright weirdness. To read more about King Ludwig II, click King Ludwig II.
|Panoramic of Nueschwanstein.|
Next we traveled to Dachau Concentration Camp which was the first concentration camp opened in Germany in March 1933, just 51 days after Hitler took power. Wikipedia has a nice segment on it if your interested in learning more.. Click Dachau.
|Gate that says "work will set you free"|
|Panoramic shot. Workshop building on the right (which is now the museum) and barracks start on the left|
|surrounded by barbwire|
|inside the barracks (living area)|
|Where the prisoners were told they could get clean then was killed by toxic gas|
|Ovens where the bodies were burned|
|Statue you see when you first enter the camp. Its of a bunch of bodies tangled. Not sure what it represents.|