I am finally ready to post some photos of my trip earlier this month to see Barbara and visit Oktoberfest. We had a lovely time and the weather was gorgeous. We decided to go to Oktoberfest on the Monday because it is less busy than the weekend, so on the Sunday we went for a sail on one of the Bavarian Lakes, the Chiemsee. Mad King Ludwig II had a small holiday home on one of the islands and we took a tour round it.
Posing by the stautes
Within the castle, we also saw a very early version of a dumb waiter – a large wooden table which was winched up from the kitchen to Ludwig’s rooms. Apparently that operation took 20 minutes. Since this castle was never actually finished, kitchen equipment was never installed, so for the short time that Ludwig lived there, the staff transported his food from another building, then winched the table into position! Presumably Ludwig wasn’t too fussed about hot food.
Pretty view to the other island
More coming …