The trip from the airport to the Neuschwanstein Catsle is a bit lionger than we antcipated and the mechnanism for visiting the castle is more contrived than one would wish. You must arrive early and expect to wait. The bus system to the top of the mountain is somewhat haphazard and the
walk up is streneous. They then make you wait for you
time and then move you into a holding pen. In the end it is a bit like managing cattle. However the castle itself was worth the trip and the rooms inside are astounding. Very incredible structure and make up. The view from all the castle rooms are incredible and the rooms themselves (what are finished) are eye popping. Although the tour itself takes less than 35 minutes. Getting in to do it and then getting back down the mountain took 3-4 hours.
The town below is a tourist trap to say the least, even charging 50 c
ents to use the toilet. Having said all of that it is still not to be missed thing to see.
The drive through Austria to Garmisch was nothing short of spectacular as well.
The alps are indeed a thing to see before ones death.