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washing away

600_1033-e_wOn our way down from Castle Neuschwanstein we took another way: through the Pöllat gulch.

The name comes from the creek flowing through the gulch. Even we were there in fall, there was much water in the creek and the waterfalls were very loud.

At first we passed a viewpoint, where we were able to see the landing pot of the creek right below the Marienbrücke.

While the first part of our path down consists of stairs, it soon became a usual tracking path. But we wondered about parents walking uphill and downhill with very small kids and even a couple with a push chair.

Later the path consists of open mesh flooring mounted directly above the creek on the side of the rock. What a strange feeling. This part of the path had metal doors on both sides to close the path during winter and / or the melting season in spring, when it is too dangerous to walk that part of the path.

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A view from a bridge

 600_1004-e_wCastle Neuschwanstein was built on a hill growing out of the plain. A very hard foundation. Hard for the builder, but a dream place for the owner. A castle with a wonderful view.

As I mentioned in my last post we were unlucky and had heavy fog that day. So, I’m unable to show you photos of that view.

There is a valley right next to the castle, where a wild creek goes its way down to the valley. A bridge was built to connect both sides of the valley. The bridge is called Marienbrücke (bridge of Mary) and is build from iron with wooden planks to walk on. The bridge is located 90m above the valley. Because of the fog we were not only unable to enjoy the view, but also unable to notice how high above the ground the bridge was built. Even the waterfall was hard to seen, as you can see in my photo.

Right beside the end of the bridge on the castles side sat two artists: a musician and a painter. The musician was playing a medieval instrument and the painter tried to sell his watercolor, ink or crayon paintings of the castle.

I don’t mention all the other things you can buy in one of the gift shops.

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