Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Four Countries in One Day

We woke up in Austria, had lunch in Germany, stopped for a snack in Liechtenstein, and finally arrived in Switzerland this evening. (According to our travel map on the right, our arrival here puts us in the double-digits for percentages of countries visited, which is very exciting for us!) I know many who get tired just thinking about that much movement, but, for us, it is thrilling and truly enjoyable. We passed the time in the car enthralled in the story of The Swiss Family Robinson and in the beautiful scenery encompassing us on every side. When we passed through Bavaria, we had the opportunity to see three different castles, including Neuschwanstein, which is the inspiration for Disney's iconic castle. We also took in lakes and mountains and flowers in abundance. It was a treat for the eyes and for the soul. We will be in Switzerland for the next ten days, and we are looking forward to soaking it all up.

Castle #1--Neuschwanstein

Castle #2

Outer wall of Castle #3

Lunch stop in Oy-Mittelberg, Germany
(This fountain was the closest thing we saw to a statue.)

Breathtaking views out the car windows


Snack stop in Liechtenstein--just to say we went there


  1. I'm sure you have it in your plans to go to the top of Mt. Pilatus via the worlds steepest cogwheel train while you are in Switzerland. Really nice up there and you can even have lunch there. The cable car ride down was under maintenance so we didn't get to do that but looks breathtaking.

  2. Andy, thanks for your comment. Mt. Pilatus had not previously been on our radar, but it looks amazing, so we will have to consider the possibility of going over there. Thanks for the recommendation!


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