I started to ask this on the other castle thread, but decided that maybe that would be hijacking it, so I'm starting my own.
After arriving in Munich at 7PM or so on Mon Sept 29th we then have only 3 full days to see the city before leaving for Budapest on Friday morning. We are then taking a Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Passau. Would those of you who've been to Munich before recommend just staying in the city to enjoy what it has to offer, or would you take one of your days for a castle(s) tour as described in the Neuschwanstein thread? Sounds like it is a full day trip whether done on our own or with a guided tour. It is something we'd do for sure if we were staying another day or two, but I worry that there is so much we should be seeing in Munich that we simply don't have enough time.
Also I have some issues with walking comfortably these days and I suspect getting up to the castles could be an issue for me, and no sense over taxing myself at the very beginning of the trip. My husband was stationed in Germany in the early 60s and at least once a year brings up his tale of seeing "old ladies" sitting at the bottom of the path up to various castles. He was nosy enough that he finally asked and one of the women told him that she and her husband dreamed of the day they could travel together after he retired. But now he was dead and she was too old to make the climb to the top with her tour group. So here we are, my 76 year old husband is going to be making the trek to the top alone because his eighteen-years-younger "old lady" has a bulging disc in her back that manifests itself as leg pain at the most inconvenient times!