May 11th, 2013

Dream Castle in Germany

Every castle you’ve ever imagined looks like this, the one built by Ludwig II in the late 1800s.


Braving the elements of rain, wind, and cold, we went there today, Mom and I. After the long bus ride from Munich, we transferred to a horse and carriage. Here you can meet our horses, Rainer and Brigitte.


Mom and I with our horses

Rain could not prevent us from walking down the mountain, even if it deterred us from hiking up.

Under the shadow of Neuschwanstein Castle, we drank a last cup of çay before getting on the bus again. And where is YOUR dream castle??

Neuschwanstein Castle near Munich


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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5 thoughts on “Dream Castle in Germany

  1. Mohana Rajakumar

    This is on my husband’s to do list as well… I bought a watercolor of it in 2002 while in Frankfurt and it’s in his office. People who have been keep coming in and saying how amazing it is – which you’ve proven!

    What a lucky mom :).

    1. Fred Post author

      Definitely worth a visit – maybe when the kids are old enough to appreciate it!

  2. Small Footprints

    Oh what fun … and what a beautiful castle. I’ve only been to one “real” castle near London (can’t remember the name of it now). It was lovely and exactly as I imagined a castle would be … even had drafts and dark, mysterious passageways. I live close to Biltmore Estate in North Carolina … it’s been referred to as an American castle. It’s grand.

    It looks like you and your mom had a wonderful time together … she looks so happy! 🙂

    1. Fred Post author

      Yes, it’s a beautiful place indeed, tucked away in this mountainous area. Thank you for stopping by!

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