Thurs - Sep 5
Thurs - Sep 5
Today we're off to Fussen after picking up the car. Actually Auto Europe appears to have reserved two cars for us,so says the Avis guy, so Karen drove one and me the other. Just kidding. Last I looked they only hit VISA once. Easy exit from the car pickup and it only took Helga 5 minutes to lock onto some satellites and we were on our way. We already knew we wanted to just do main roads so when she tried putting us on the shortcuts we persisted, shut her off, and did old fashioned map following until we got closer and then turned her back on. Women!
Wieskirche is in the town of Wies, the only attraction, but it's a World Heritage site and is the largest Baroque church in Germany. The setting is beautiful and the mountains around the area make for a great site.
We stopped there for lunch. Karen just had a salad because she wanted to leave room for dessert while Mike, glutton, had Hollzfaller, a pork dish, with great fried onions and potatoes and a salad. After that the dessert, a German specialty, a Bavarian Sopapilla.
Then off to Fussen and on the way we could see some of the castles we're set to visit tomorrow.
The weather is gorgeous but in the sun borders very warm to hot around 80.
Entry to Fussen is straight in from the main road and our hotel right at the end of it. A class operation with reserved parking with your name over the parking space. The room is large with a nice sitting area and a contemporary decor. Certainly beats the Hilton.
After dumping our bags, we took the Rick Steves walking tour, which took about 2 hrs. Fussen is mainly a tourist town, where people stay who will visit the Ludwig castles. It has a beautiful backdrop, with the Alps at your doorstep. We walked around and took in its two main churches, a monastery and a castle, plus a long pedestrian street loaded with clothing stores, tourist trinkets and cafes/restaurants.
We had dinner on the main drag at an outdoor cafe. It had cooled off nicely by the time we sat down and was bordering on getting chilly. After dinner and a little stroll around the town again, we returned to the room since we have an early morning wakeup due to our early reservations for the castles.
Guten Nacht for now.