At one point on our trip we stopped at this scenic overview of a Bavarian mountain lake – and my wife took this picture of David and I.
This is a photo from the village of Hohenschwangau looking up at Neuschwanstein Castle or “Schloss Neuschwanstein” – perched on a mountain peak in the foothills of the Alps.
Once we walked up the paved access road and entered Neuschwanstein Castle, this is the view from the courtyard after passing through the entry gate in the outer wall.
Another view of the tower that soars high above the courtyard – from this point we took the tour of the castle’s interior – where no photographs were allowed.
From one of the upper rooms of the castle this was the view looking out the window towards King Ludwig II’s father’s castle, Hohenschwangau Castle or “Schloss Hohenschwangau.”
This is another view of Hohenschwangau Castle looking through the open window of one of the upper rooms of Neuschwanstein Castle.
After the interior tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, we walked the footpath towards a narrow bridge over a deep canyon called, “The Marienbrücke over the Pöllat Gorge.”
Another view of Neuschwanstein Castle’s exterior at the western end, and the previous photos of Hohenschwangau Castle were taken from one of these upper windows.
As we followed the footpath toward the high narrow bridge over the deep canyon, I stopped to take a photo from this angle of Neuschwanstein Castle – and this is the cropped version.
This was the original photo, and here I tried to frame Neuschwanstein Castle within a gap in the forest with trees on either side.
From “The Marienbrücke over the Pöllat Gorge” we had the best view of Neuschwanstein Castle standing on the very narrow bridge over a very deep canyon – here’s David on the bridge.
My wife took this picture of David and I on, “The Marienbrücke over the Pöllat Gorge” – with Neuschwanstein Castle in the background.
David took this picture of me on, “The Marienbrücke over the Pöllat Gorge” – and from his aspect you can see how adults look from a child’s perspective looking up at us.
At this point I took a couple of photos of Neuschwanstein Castle – trying to get a nice aspect with as much landscape in it as possible.
You can see the flat Bavarian plain is it extends northward from the Bavarian foothills of the Alps.
Then I moved to a different spot on the bridge and continued my landscape photos of Neuschwanstein Castle – and you can get a feeling of the majestic location and view the castle has of the surrounding area – this is my desktop background photo.
This was the final photo taken from a vertical aspect, which shows how steep the rock descends from the southern foundation of the castle into the next valley below.