Monday, September 10, 2007

Days 13-14 Oberammergau, Germany

On Day 13 we drove from Chamonix, France to Oberammergau, Germany. It was not a very eventful day. We spent 10 hours driving in the car. For lunch we stopped in Salzburg, Austria. We had a yummy lunch (Kim had warm feta cheese wrapped in bacon on top of a salad). It was a pretty uneventful day.
Day 14 was our only full day in Oberammergau. We woke up early so we could get to Neuschwanstein castle for our scheduled tour time. The castle is the one that they modeled Sleeping Beauty's castle after for Disneyland. It is only one-third finished since King Ludwig died before he could complete it. We only saw the parts that are finished. It is beautiful. Buckingham Palace was more impressive, though. The views of the castle are beautiful. There is a bridge close by where you can get a great view of the castle. After our tour we ate lunch at a restaurant where we had a view of the castle. We ate sausages, sauerkraut and apple strudel. By this time the castle area was getting very crowded and we were glad we were leaving.
We left the castle and went to the nearby Tegelberg summer luge. Here's a video I found on YouTube that shows what the luge is like. The luge was a lot of fun. The first time we took it kind of easy. The second time we tried not to brake at all. We got going pretty fast. Micah and Justin went a third time. We think Disneyland should build one of these. It was a blast!
We spent the rest of the day in Oberammergau. We went shopping and just walked around the town. It was a Catholic holiday so a lot of places were closed.

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