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Lesson: Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria
Setting the scene:
The family flies to Berlin in
Germany. Dad drives a company car south to Bavaria.
They intend to visit the beautiful castle of Neuschwanstein.
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All right family, I promised
you a trip to the Alps someday.
We'll be there soon.
Wow! It's like a dream come true.
Thanks, Dad. This is a super vacation!
It's not exactly a vacation for me. You get the fun and I get the work.
That's tough eggs,
Dad. But we know you can handle the job.
Don't grouse, dear.
You'll have time to enjoy some sight-seeing with us.
Speaking of that, what is this place?
The village of Schiltach
I know, it's out of the way,
but I thought you'd like to see it.
It's a lovely, quaint town.
[Later, they arrive in Bavaria. Dad takes another slight detour to view
Three days pass before he has time
to take the family on the Neuschwanstein outing. Hans, a friend from a major German university,
goes with them.]
This is Great! I need a
picture with Wes.
Prince Ludwig of Bavaria spent too much money to build
After his death, Bavaria became part of a united Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm.
How come it looks so
familiar to me?
[Laughing] That is because Walt Disney used this
as a model for his Sleeping Beauty Castle
Hans, was this the only castle Ludwig constructed?
Nein. [German language for "no"] He earlier built one at
Oh, the inside is fabulous, too! I certainly like this
The wood carving in his bedroom
likewise is exquisite!
The Bavarian Alps
serve as a fantastic backdrop for this castle. You'll get a better view of the Alps on
our trip next week.
That's right. We get another chance to
ride the rails.
[Dad takes the family from Germany by train to visit
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