Got asked at work "Can you go to a conference in Germany next week?" I appreciated the copious quantities of advance notice and so acquiesced.
I’d never been to Munich (and had a hankering to see Bavaria) so went down a day early. Munich failed to impress. It was a rainy miserable day and Hofbrauhaus smelt funny.
But the next day, we hopped on a train and went out to Füssen. I was very disappointed for about three quarters of the journey, but finally sighted alps. Füssen was cute, but just a lunch stop on the way to Neuschwanstein Castle.
Disney ripped off Neuschwanstein when building Sleeping Beauty Castle, so it’s all spires and romance. Ludwig of Bavaria wanted a "real" Middle Ages castle, so he cleared an actual medieval castle to build it there. Mainly, it was to impress his friend Wagner.