Trip Start Nov 28, 2010
121Trip End Sep 29, 2011
The hotels were all lovely, especially after a long time without a break from the van. Many showers were had. One of our nights was in Rothenburg, known as the best preserved medieval town in Europe. It is a beautiful little town. Our last night was in Nuremberg, previously only known to me for its unfortunate recent history. So it was a nice surprise to find a lovely old city with a nice castle and pedestrian streets, filled with riverside cafés and restaurants. Through all these days we had our shorts on and the sun never stopped shining, which made our little side trip that much nicer. Our last night was spent only an hour outside Munich. We had left the Castle Road but were now next to Germany’s most famous castle, a couple of hours south in Bavaria. The castle, called Neuschwanstein Castle, was the inspiration for the Disney castle and looks extraordinary. The plan was to stay at a campsite for the night and visit the castle the next day. For the second time on our trip we were turned away at a campsite, which was completely full for Easter, but we were directed to one with space only a few minutes away. This site was extraordinary, particularly in comparison to what we have experienced so far. It was like a city. Hundreds of campervans, a constant stream of people on foot, on bikes, on scooters, children everywhere…one girl on a unicycle. It was quite a sight after all our empty campsites, but after the initial interest at the novelty of it all wore off, we decided this sort of thing was not for us and we will try to avoid such places when we can. Things will certainly get busier in the summer, but I think we’ll avoid campsites with their own postal code.
Anyway, I’m supposed to be leaving it to the photos so I’ll shut up now.