I have had a picture of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany pinned onto my OE wishlist for a year, and finally had the opportunity to go see it. Oh my goodness it was sooooo cool. One of the most beautiful castles I have ever visited and definitely the place where you would expect fairytales to come true.
I was also lucky enough to witness the farmers in the Bavarian Alps collect their cattle down from the mountains before winter sets in. The cows are decorated with flowers and wear bells around their necks. The villagers come out to celebrate and spend the day drinking beer and eating bratwurst - yum!
Photos: All taken by me. The photo of Neuschwanstein castle is a photo of the postcard I bought as the castle was partially wrapped in plastic for repair work.