Neudahn Castle

One thing we have enjoyed about living in Germany is being able to explore castle ruins. We decided since the sun was shining (which is rare)  it was a good day to go on our next castle adventure. Maybe the detours on our drive should have been a sign of what was to come. A drive that should have taken us about 30 minutes took an hour. We finally make it to the parking area and begin our hike to the castle.
After a good hike and following the markers to what we were hoping was a neat castle, we found this...
Talk about a big let down!! We found a rock. A rock full of history, but just a rock! Oh well, it was a great afternoon spent with the fam.


Ludwigsburg Palace

Ludwigsburg Palace is one of Germany's largest Baroque palaces and features an enormous baroque garden. Each fall the garden is decorated with pumpkins. So, we hopped in the car and drove the two hours to check out this tradition. We were greated by the most interesting statues all made from pumpkins and gourdes.

We spent the afternoon exploring the gardens and enjoying the beautiful fall day. There were so many neat craved pumpkins. This little dude was my favorite...