On the way to Germany, I was in charge of "navigation". We kind of mistook the direction around Fussen. At that moment, I was too busy looking for the correct way. Even though the name "Fussen" sounded familiar, I just couldn't remember when I've heard of it before.
On the wall of our friend's house, there's a detailed map of Germany. In one of the evening when we're sharing the photos saved in our computer and talked about the trips that we've done in the past years, I discovered that they have been to most of the famous places in Germany in two years. During our talk, the name "Fussen" appeared again. I was told that it is the place where "Neuschweistein" is situated. Since we'll anyway pass by the town again, we decided to pay a visit to this beautiful castle among the hills.
It's early afternoon when we arrived Fussen. We're so eager to go see the castle that we even thought of skipping our lunch. Once we parked our car, we followed the indication to the ticket office. However, the visits can only be done in groups, and we had to choose between English or German language. We chose the English group that will be starting in an hour. Since we still had some time, we ate some simple snacks and then started to walk uphill to the main entrance of the castle.
From the ticket office to the main entrance, visitors can choose to walk, to take a bus or horse carriage. In order to enjoy the nice view of the landscape, we chose to walk even I wasn't prepared to do so... I was wearing high heel boots that day.
It is somewhat chilly in April. In fact, during the whole week the weather wasn't that good. It was raining for a couple days that I didn't feel like going out at all and slept at our friend's place for three days with some window shopping fun in the middle. The weekend when we finally could go out together, it was so cold that we all picked up the heaviest things we've got because the temperature was around 4 to 7 degrees. It even went down to zero degree in the night and I was freezing to death when we're in one of the hills around Heidelberg for the night view. The day we went back to Italy, I was forced to get up early and wasn't really awake. When we passed by Stuggart I finally remembered that I've forgotten my coat in Heidelberg!! We're already a bit in delay so we didn't go back to pick it up. I thought "it's spring anyway! I probably won't need it." When we gradually approached the Germany-Austria boarder, the scenery outside the window started to get "wintery"! I started to worry... It should have snowed these days... I didn't seem to see any snow on the way to Heidelberg! When we arrived Fussen, it was four degrees outside... The only "protections" I've got were a long-sleeve t-shirt and a fleece. I also "stole" Michele's wind stopper. As usual, Michele was walking around happily with a short sleeve t-shirt, saying "how nice the temperature is"... the more he said so, the colder I felt...