New York City, New York
Having done the visit to the Empire State building twice before I decided to do The Rock instead this visit. It was an excellent choice. My opinion is that the view from The Rock is superior and it is possible to access three external viewing platforms. It was surprisingly warm up there on a very cold day so I am assuming there is some form of heating in action. Access to The Rock was easy and quick. Highly recommended.
This is a MUST DO for anyone visiting Munich. Although it is a full day there was no wasted time. Our tour guide Mike was excellent and his organisational skills made the process of travelling from Munich by train and the castle access seamless. His commentary was knowledgeable and relevant without being an intrusion. The tour office was very easy to find at the train station. The train trip down to and from the castle took a comfortable two hours each way and we were fortunate to have a snowy day for our visit which added to the fairytale atmosphere. I had intended to take the horse and cart up the road to the castle but in the end I walked up and back and it was quite an easy walk albeit all up hill and then all down hill.
Make sure that when you get to the castle that you are ready to enter the turnstile at the allotted time as your tickets are only valid for entry through the gate for 3 minutes after the timeframe of your visit. Even though I went on a Winter's day with heavy snow falling there were easily hundreds of other people there so this is a very busy site. The castle was magnificent and it is certainly a must to pay the extra to gain entry for the tour. The interiors are breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour.
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