Everyone was heading to the castle so they were just as brilliant as we were with travel plans.
My sister and I were looking for the bus we had to catch in order to get to the castle, the first and second bus looked extremely overcrowded but my sister noticed the bus driver in bus number 2 waving us over to join his bus crew, we awkwardly ran to the bus. As you do with a backpack.
WOW! WHAT A CUTE DRIVER HE WAS! Piercing blue eyes, and a nice angular face, blonde hair hubba-hubba :D I have never seen a more attractive driver. He looked like Ryan Gosling, if Ryan Gosling were German and drove buses for a living. Yeah he was pretty.
After we picked our jaws off the floor and said goodbye to the bus driver we along with the rest of the tourists hiked up a small hill to the ticket gate. Got our tickets. Now to find bratwurst because Katie was hungry. It wasn't my favorite brat, but it wasn't the wurst I have had...bah hah hah!
|The lake where King Ludwig was found mysteriously dead|
At one point Annie went to the opposite end of this fountain and I decided this was my opportunity to trick her into thinking I had left. I am quite good at these disappearing acts as I find them hilarious. I circled the fountain as she circled the fountain with a confused look on her face. HAHAHA! And then she laughed because she honestly had no idea where I had gone.
|Those lions hid me well.|
We decided to go to Marien Brük e (Mary's Bridge) first. The view from this point was spectacular. I am deeply afraid of heights and I seemed to manage just fine. Another woman did not though, as she was going at a snails pace and was very cautiously putting her hand on the railing. Oh well.
We had our tour for a specific time which meant I was able to people watch for a solid 30 min before joining the line up of americans. It's really entertaining and then you realize how poorly americans dress and you kind of look at what you are wearing and note that you are no different. Fun times.
|Front side of the castle|
I guess the tour wasn't that fabulous in my opinion because it was over before it even began and I have no idea what the tour guide said half the time. But still it was cool. Apparently Ludwig was found dead in the lake and it is still a mystery as to the cause of his death. He never saw the finished castle.
After drooling over bus driver man, we caught the train back to munich. Annie was not feeling her best but she felt better than the day before which was good. We got back to the hostel to find my friend MEAGAN!! She was meeting us in Prague but decided she would take the train from Munich so yeeehawww we were reunited for the evening. After a mix up with the rooms she finally got placed into our massive 8 person mixed dorm. They said there was an empty bed she could have so that was no problem. I quickly showered and got ready and then the three of us gabbed our way to the Hofbrah Haus for beer and bratwurst. Ja!
|Munich town square at night. This is pretty much the only site seeing I did whilst in Munich.|
|our hands and wrists fit through the handle!|
|I drank all but a 1/4 of that beer. I hate beer.|
|Ever since I took german in high school I wanted to eat one of these pretzels. AND IT TASTED JUST AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS. Wooooooo!|