From Marienplatz, the central square in Munich named for the column featuring a golden statue of St. Mary, Munich is an easy city to walk around by yourself.
The square, which doubles as a sort of meeting place for locals and tourists alike, is central to the Alstadt, or old town, and is easily accessible by both the U-bahn and S-bahn. This means that you can use it as a jumping off point for visiting most of the major sites in “downtown” Munich, which is exactly what I did!
Don’t believe in fairy tales? If you’re headed to Neuschwanstein Castle, you might find yourself rethinking that notion. Schloss Neuschwanstein, which served as inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, looks like it’s been plucked right out of a story by the Brothers Grimm. This marvel of Romanesque Revival architecture is where I set my sights to on my second day in Germany.
As I mentioned in my last post about Füssen, I spent my first night in Germany wandering around town and taking photographs. I was hoping for some nice light, but by the time I got out and about it was practically dusk. Still, one of my main goals of traveling to Germany was to practice my photography, so I headed out anyway. And I have to say, even without that precious Golden Hour light, Füssen there were still some beautiful scenes to be had.