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Hornburg-Tegelberg-Neuschwanstein, WW
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Hornburg-Tegelberg-Neuschwanstein, WW 
Hornburg-Tegelberg-Neuschwanstein, WW
 
Hiking16.81 Miles 2,340 AEG
Hiking16.81 Miles   8 Hrs   39 Mns   2.04 mph
2,340 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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In Fussen Germany for a couple of days hiking some touristy spots. It's a beautiful area so kind of hard to not have the crowds but we were able to avoid them to some degree.

Started hiking right from Fussen town and across the Lech River then up into the hills across the forest to Schwansee Lake. Took a break at the lake before continuing over to Hornburg summit. The summit was only about 700 foot climb but still enough for some solid views and took a break on top. After the break we hiked back down the same way.

At the bottom we cheated a bit and took gondola to top of Tegelberg. From the top it was pretty much downhill on some cool trail with goal hiking down to Neuschwanstein Castle. The castle is the tourist epicenter but by approaching from the mountain down we really didn't see many people until right before the approach. Without going into a history lesson the 19th century castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the basis for the Disneyland Castle. The trail drops in above the castle so we had good views well before reaching the crowds.

Once at the castle we hiked past the tourists and out the other side crossing over into the hills and trails heading back towards Fussen. According to the history the trail we hiked back to Fussen was used by King Ludwig and his entourage going between town and the castle. Very heavily wooded area and seemed like a great spot for ambush if someone was so inclined. Good hike despite the crowded castle site with little bit of everything!
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