I so much appreciated the great tips I got a few days ago about some of the finer points I have been trying to work out on a June 2022 trip to Munich and the southern Bavaria area! Back with one more…
We are staying in Garmisch for part of the trip and planned to take one day to see Neuschwanstein from the outside (no inside tour) and do the Ehrenberg Castle in Reutte. I think my kids (14 and almost 11 by then) will really like the latter and how you can wander around in the ruins (plus the bridge).
I had planned to do Neuschwanstein first to help with crowds and to arrive at the parking lot there at 9. We would then hit Reutte after lunch in Fussen so around 2 probably. It looks like that is a busy time at the ruins though - we would be going most likely on a Thursday.
Thoughts on how busy the ruin and bridge area really get? Is it worth flipping the order so we can experience the ruins without a ton of people there?