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Bavarian snow

Hayden had a ball running around finding snow in the Nymphenburg Castle gardens in Munich.

Lindenhof castle, built in a homage to the Bourbon kings


Oberammer, famous for its Lüftlmalerei (fresco) houses, and the Passion Play it puts on every 10 years, in thanks for God only destroying half the village with plague in 1634. Hayden will remember it as the scene of snow fights.

Neuschwanstein Castle. Built in 1886 by the mad king Ludwig, living out a fantasy of medieval kings. Decorated inside with a fake stone grotto, halls dedicated to the Swan King, and a Byzantine throne room. The guy was insane, but he had style - the castle is the model for the Disney castle, and has become the idealised version of medieval castles in the public zeitgeist.

Hayden and friend jump into every pile of snow they see in Freising.

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