Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Germany. I looked at going by myself but found that it was cheaper to take the tour down there. I decided to take the Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich. I meet my tour guide at the train station in Munich. The guide named David handled all the transportation and tickets to Neuschwanstein.
The city of Munich is known worldwide for its annual Oktoberfest. Munich is more than just a city to drink beer in. It is steeped in history. Munich has been the seat of power of the Bavaria since the 1200s. For centuries, Munich was the home to House of Wittelsbach which was one of the longest ruling houses in Europe. After World War I, the city would play a role in the Nazi’s rise to power. It earned its place in the horrors of World War II. After WWII, the city was occupied by the US and rebuilt.
Dachau. Until the Nazi’s takeover of Germany, it was a small town with an artist colony. In 1933, the Nazi’s would forever link Dachau with their reign of terror. Dachau was more than a concentration camp. It was the master plan for all other concentration camps. Like many visitors to Dachau, I arrived via the U-Bahn train station from the city of Munich. I was then planning on taking a bus to the camp.