Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

It seems to be the time of year when everyone is slightly frazzled trying to get through the rush of things to do before Christmas! Household Le Chic seems to be no exception! We are, however, very much looking forward to having our daughter, Mlle, back with us for the festive season. She’s flying in from London in a couple of weeks time to enjoy some Perth sunshine and catch up with family and friends. It was only 6 months ago that we were all sitting together in the beer garden of the Hotel Mueller in Hohenschwangau, Bavaria. It was an idyllic spot in which to enjoy ice creams and a lovely cup of tea after our trip up to Neuschwanstein and the Marienbruecke.

 

 

With the horse and carriage staging-post adjacent to us it was a good vantage point for horse and people watching.

 

The wonderful views up to Hohenschwangau Castle in one direction and Neuschwanstein in the other were the icing on the cake and we could have happily whiled away several hours if we hadn’t had to head off to catch the last direct train back to Munich.

Hotel Mueller gets good write ups on TripAdvisor from satisfied guests who have enjoyed Β its traditional Bavarian ambiance combined with modern comforts. Certainly we would consider staying there or back in the small town of Fuessen if we visit the area again. Not surprisingly Hohenschwangau was well geared up for visitors with a number of other hotels and eateries. It didn’t feel unpleasantly crowded but we were there in the quieter spring season before the summer crowds arrived. Β After tea, we had just enough time for a quick stroll back down the main street and a lingering last look at Neuschwanstein Castle before we headed off to Fuessen station via the 78 bus.

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea in Hohenschwangau

  1. Looks absolutely delightful!

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    1. Simple pleasures – relaxing with a cup of tea and an ice cream and the setting was wonderful!

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  2. Lovely photos and place. Glad to hear your daughter is coming over…always nice to have family around for the holiday seasons. Enjoy! (Suzanne)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne – we had lovely weather that day, which made it even more special! Very much looking forward to having our daughter here for Christmas and the New Year. She was over in the UK last year so counting the days till she gets here! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and festive season too πŸ™‚

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  3. What a perfect spot to enjoy what look like perfect ice-creams Rosemary! The weather looks glorious too, you wouldn’t believe this was spring, it looks like the height of summer. I’ll bet you are counting down the days until you see your daughter again, an extra special reason to look forward to the festive season!!

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    1. I know it does look like summer from the photos Joy – it really warmed up that day after some rainy and cold weather we were so lucky! Yes definitely counting the days till our daughter gets here – it’s the week after next πŸ™‚ Gives me an incentive to get organised too so I don’t have to run round doing too many chores when she’s here! Wishing you and your family a wonderful festive season too! πŸ™‚

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  4. RuthsArc says:

    How exciting to have your daughter back home for Christmas.
    I hope you don’t mind but I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Here is the link to the nomination if you want to take a look.
    http://wp.me/p4X4U3-I9

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    1. Hi Ruth, yes we’re getting very excited to have her back here again – she’s staying 3 weeks before heading off back to London! Thanks very much for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award – I do appreciate the recognition and support! I do however prefer not to participate in blog awards – with time constraints I’d rather visit other blogs I like and vice versa rather than doing award posts. I do in fact have an “award free blog” icon on my sidebar, which another blogging friend kindly let me have as she had done something similar for her blog. No problem that you nominated me though it’s the kind thought that counts! :). Congratulations on being nominated for a Liebster award yourself and I very much appreciate you visiting my blog and likewise I enjoy reading yours! πŸ™‚

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      1. RuthsArc says:

        No problem. I like the idea of a “no awards” icon. Sorry that I didn’t notice that. Happy blogging.

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        1. No problem at all Ruth – thanks for thinking of Le Chic En Rose! The “award free blog” icons (there are quite a few floating around) are a good idea if bloggers don’t wish to participate in award posts. I love the blogging community though and the interaction via liking and commenting on each other’s posts. Happy blogging too! πŸ™‚

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  5. poshbirdy says:

    God, that ice cream looks good!

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    1. They had the best ice creams there! Delicious! πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. kayrpea61 says:

    Monsieur looks very pleased with himself – who wouldn’t in that company and location? πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes it was a very relaxing place – such a pleasantly slow pace of life and wonderful mountain air! πŸ™‚

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  7. I’m sure she will enjoy the sun ! The weather in the uk is pretty miserable right now. Are you done with you xmas shopping ? Is it as crazy as in the uk ?

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    1. She’s looking forward to some sun – it’s lovely here at present not too hot. In fact it’s been milder than November, which was unseasonally hot. Last weekend we had the coldest December day for over 50 years and even lit the wood burner in the evening – Mlle was getting a bit worried but it’s warmer now! Not finished with Christmas shopping quite yet but nearly there. It’s crazy here as well – the trouble is everyone gets stressed and it’s easy to get caught up in it! Sorry to hear it’s miserable weather with you – I saw the awful floods in Cumbria – that must be dreadful for the people involved. Hope you are getting on ok with the Christmas rush!

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      1. What happens in Cumbria is awful. I’ve heard that a lot of doctors have decided to go there and volunteer because a lot of villages over there have no more health practises opened due to the floods. Hope it will be better soon, with xmas coming.

        I’m all done with my xmas presents. I will fly back to Belgium on the 22nd and I hope I will avoid all the people :p

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        1. It’s a horrible thing to happen at any time of the year let alone Christmas. Yes the villages and towns will need a lot of help for months to come I should imagine. Great that you are so well organised with presents – have a wonderful Christmas back in Belgium! πŸ™‚

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  8. restlessjo says:

    I know that harassed feeling rather well. πŸ™‚ There’s only so much ‘avoidance’ you can do before you have to get on the Christmas merry-go-round, isn’t there, Rosemay? But I know you’ll have a wonderful time when it gets here. Meanwhile it’s nice to sit beside fairy castles πŸ™‚

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    1. I wish I could be sitting beside a fairy tale castle now Jo! Yes it’s that frazzled time of year – the to do list seems to be never ending but as you say it’s always lovely when it gets to Christmas itself. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! πŸ™‚

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  9. This beer garden looks great! The places around seems so beautiful!

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    1. It was such a beautiful location Hanne with views of both the castles. Such a glorious setting high up in the Bavarian Alps! πŸ™‚

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