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      05-20-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
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Fussen, and the castles

After the delivery, we headed towards Fussen and to our hotel (Best in town in terms of view and price, IMO), Hotel Mueller! It was a rainy day unfortunately, but it didn't make a difference...the car drove immaculately, and the scenery was astounding!



official "bimmerfest" pic location:


Checked into the hotel, got some lunch, and then onto the castles...nice 10min walk to the Hohenschwangau was first:



the view was spectacular:



After a tour, it was time to head to the main attraction in town.... the Neuschwanstein castle:



the bridge view was amazing, and the waterfall beneath it was beauty at its best:


is there a more beautiful place on earth?


the next morning was time to say goodbye to Fussen and our hotel:


and onto the highlight of the trip.....

...The Klausenpass

what else can I say here. Last time I did the Stelvio Pass and I thought I had seen it all, but words cannot describe how beautiful the ride towards Luzern via the Klausenpass really is.

I will let the pics do the talking:

approaching the initial decent close to linthau:

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initial climbing stage:

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Middle of the climb.... most magnificent place on earth I've been to! Holy GOD!

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after a nice lunch break/picnic on the flowers, breathing the alpine air and hearing nothing but a light wind and cowbells, in a crisp and magestic 56deg F weather, we proceeded to go up:

words cannot describe this:



somewhat cheesy pic my wife took, but I was just taking it all in...we were about 1000ft from the top:




to really capture the essence of where this spot was, I had to make a video...it's short, but it will give you an idea of the magnificence of this place:



continued onto the top of the mountain...just amazing



finally reached the top of the Klausenpass:
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