day trip from Munich

neuschwanstein castle, germany

neuschwanstein castle, germany

Like so many Americans, we get excited about a good castle.  Sure, there's some in the U.S., but they're pretty different than what you can find in Europe, and they just don't feel like the real deal to me.  When we visited Munich, a day trip to arguably the world's most famous castle was a priority for me - after all, it's not all that tricky to reach, and we'd certainly be in good company: 1.4 million people visit a year, so we pretty much just had to follow the crowds. 

dachau, germany

dachau, germany

We began our two-week central European trip in Munich, Germany, and after spending time in Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia, we returned to Germany for a few days before flying back to Madrid.  Aside from one day, which we spent celebrating our wedding anniversary (see more here!), we used the other two to take day trips out of the city.