Germany has many castles. Today we toured two of those castles. In order to visit the inside of the castles, you needed to take a tour. Luckily both castles offered English tours; unfortunately cameras and video are not allowed inside the castles. The first castle was Hohenshwangau. To get up to the castle we took a short walk on a paved trail. Near the courtyard of the castle we found a slug. Coming from the dry southwest Colorado, we don’t see slugs everyday, so we watched it slowly climb into the gardens on the side of the trail. On the tour we were told it was a small “hunting cabin” for the owners, but I’m pretty sure a hunting cabin doesn’t have three stories, one story for each member of the family (the king, the queen, and the kids), a special staircase for only servants, and a private garden. Next, we visited Neuschwanstein castle. Unfortunately the castle has yet to be finished, as production was never continued after the king’s death, so the tour only took about 30 min. The rooms we incredibly ornate and looked like something from a fairy tale. After the castle my little sister and I got matching German Alpine/Bavarian hats. We started collecting pins from every city we will visit.