Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > European Delivery

European Delivery
The place to share your experiences and tips related to "ED"... View the ED Wiki -- View the Pick-Up Date Calendar -- Add Your Pick-Up Date to the Calendar

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-21-2008, 02:47 PM
chaz58's Avatar
chaz58 chaz58 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Motortown
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,639
Mein Auto: ---
Official Bimmerfest Neuschwanstein Castle Photo spot.

Many ED Bimmerfest members photograph their car in front of Neuschwanstein. Here are the directions to the photo spot – so you can spend your time touring the castles instead of boring your wife or significant other looking for the perfect photo spot.

Basically, driving down the main road, you will see some open farm fields off to the right. There is a “no traffic allowed” sign at the entrance to the street (Red circle with white center), but if you don’t drive too far no one seems to mind. Park near the tree at the fork in the road (three hundred meters from the main road) and photograph your car with the castle in the background.

Late afternoon is probably the best time for a shot. A polarizer filter is a good idea to bring the colors out in your paint job. Try to a long lens to help magnify the castle, or less of a telephoto of you want to emphasize the car.

Here are directions from the parking lot to the photo spot:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=e...02856&t=h&z=16
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	neuschwanstein photo spot.jpg
Views:	2164
Size:	272.8 KB
ID:	154306  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 07-21-2008, 02:50 PM
chaz58's Avatar
chaz58 chaz58 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Motortown
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,639
Mein Auto: ---
And, some member photos.

Don't forget to post your photos here!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	69%20Cooper%2C%20%20Neuschwanstein.JPG
Views:	2275
Size:	140.5 KB
ID:	154308   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02747.jpg
Views:	1660
Size:	375.5 KB
ID:	154309   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0030---2.jpg
Views:	2810
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	154310  
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-21-2008, 03:34 PM
mrbelk mrbelk is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Alpharetta, GA
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,556
Send a message via MSN to mrbelk
Mein Auto: 07 335i/6sp
here is mine...

from 2004...

-MrB
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Thumbnail.aspx?width=900&height=675&src=vacation%20-%202004\hohenschwangau%20-%20our%20new%20car.jpg
Views:	929
Size:	94.8 KB
ID:	154322  
__________________
(ED 5/11/13) '13 328i M-Sport Estoril Blue II/Black, Trip Journal
(ED 5/25/10) '11 335i M-Sport Le Mans Blue/Oyster, Trip Journal
(ED 5/19/08) '08 X3 3.0si Alpine/Tobacco, Trip Journal
(ED 5/7/07) '07 335i/6sp TiAg/Lemon, Trip Journal
(ED 4/18/05) '05 X3 3.0 Blue Water/Black, Trip Journal
(ED 4/28/04) '04 545i Silver Gray/Beige
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2008, 06:02 PM
One&Only One&Only is offline
drives a Sawd-Off Shotgun
Location: Only 1 n Rome
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 74
Mein Auto: '08 SGM 135i
I'll be eternally grateful for this post.
My ED starts next Sunday and I wanted to bet a photo at exactly this spot.

You've made it sooooo easy!
__________________

135i/SGM/Terra/Sport Pac/H&R Sport Springs & Sways/Security/7-29-08 ED/9/30/08 PDC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2008, 07:52 PM
maande10 maande10 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern Virginia
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 310
Mein Auto: '08 335xi coupe
There was a farmer on a tractor doing some work in that vicinity when I was there, so it was a no-go. I immediately recognized it when I drove by.

My alternative photo location was a small parking lot right on the edge of the town of Schwangau, with a clear view to Neuschwanstein. I used my 55-200 VR at about 80 mm, f/18, which allowed me to get the castle and the car in focus.

The location ("Official" location circled in light blue, my legal alternative is the "A"):


Without polarizing filter (notice the glare on the windows and the blue tint to the forest ):


With polarizing filter (no window glare, nice colors, sharper woods ):
__________________
July 9, 2008, ED
2008 BMW 335xi coupé | sparkling graphite metallic | black leather, aluminum trim | ZPP | ZSP (18") | ZCW | HD radio | iPod | rear sunshade | 6MT | Status Package
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2008, 07:55 PM
Kzang's Avatar
Kzang Kzang is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,882
Mein Auto: 2013 X5 35i Premium
Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.
__________________
2013 X5 35i Premium, Space Gray, Cinnamon Brown Leather, Dark Bamboo wood trim, Conv. Pkg, CWP, Multi-contour seats, Running board, BMW App. Space saver tire.
Previous Cars
2010 535i - Deep Sea Blue w/ NBD Leather, Bamboo Anthracite WT, Sport Auto Trans w/ Paddle shifter, Sports Pkg, PP, CWP, Nav, HD Radio, Ipod.
2007 525i - Black Sapphire Metallic, Black Nevada Leather, Premium package, CWP, 6MT.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-22-2008, 06:57 AM
chaz58's Avatar
chaz58 chaz58 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Motortown
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,639
Mein Auto: ---
Yeah, he was working the field when I was there too, but he didn't seem to care. He had just mowed the grass under the tree shortly before I was there (kind of nice as it allowed me to get a low angle picture). The fork in the road actually goes off to a small (one lift) ski area that you can see from castle).

Quote:
Originally Posted by maande10 View Post
There was a farmer on a tractor doing some work in that vicinity when I was there, so it was a no-go. I immediately recognized it when I drove by.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-22-2008, 06:53 AM
chaz58's Avatar
chaz58 chaz58 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Motortown
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,639
Mein Auto: ---
We aim to please!

Quote:
Originally Posted by One&Only View Post
I'll be eternally grateful for this post.
My ED starts next Sunday and I wanted to bet a photo at exactly this spot.

You've made it sooooo easy!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-22-2008, 12:17 PM
bimmernupe's Avatar
bimmernupe bimmernupe is offline
UR MOTHER IS AN ASTRONAUT
Location: N. Va. via NJ, then DC(college)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,005
Mein Auto: 2008 335i
Quote:
Originally Posted by chaz58 View Post
And, some member photos.

Don't forget to post your photos here!
Yes definitely this is a great shot if you get it during the correct time of day or use a filter. One of my favorite shots.
__________________
MY FAMOUS INDEPTH ED TRIP REPORT

Racism is not an exkuse to not do the best you kan -Arthur Ashe
(Yes I know that there are words spelled w/ a "K" where a "C" should be. Only Distinguished Gentlemen of K A Psi will understand.)


ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
2008 E92 335i Barbera Red l Saddle Brown l Aluminum Trim l ZPP l ZCW l ZSP l CA l Nav l HD Radio l 6MT l PDC l 6FL

Join BMWCCA www.bmwcca.org #369006
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-22-2008, 07:33 PM
Pedal2Floor's Avatar
Pedal2Floor Pedal2Floor is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Connecticut
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,138
Mein Auto: 335iC ED 14-Oct-08
What....no GPS coordinates?
__________________
BMW CCA Member #:374760
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-22-2008, 08:35 PM
Skiddy's Avatar
Skiddy Skiddy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 571
Mein Auto: '07 335 Convertible
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedal2Floor View Post
What....no GPS coordinates?
47.566010, 10.745966

or take the attached file and rename from POI.PDF to POI.GPX and import into your GPS!
Attached Files
File Type: pdf POI.pdf (931 Bytes, 331 views)
__________________
|
'07 335 Convertible | Space Gray | Creme/Beige | Dark Burl | Step | Sport | Premium | Cold Weather | Comfort | PDC | 6FL (iPod)

Read about my European Delivery adventure

Photography Web Site
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Pedal2Floor's Avatar
Pedal2Floor Pedal2Floor is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Connecticut
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,138
Mein Auto: 335iC ED 14-Oct-08
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddy View Post
47.566010, 10.745966

or take the attached file and rename from POI.PDF to POI.GPX and import into your GPS!
Thanks!!!!!! that is awesome!
__________________
BMW CCA Member #:374760
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-24-2013, 11:57 AM
furby076's Avatar
furby076 furby076 is offline
IntarWeb Stalker
Location: 95 Feet Under
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,090
Mein Auto: 2013 335xi M-Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by chaz58 View Post
Something like this (best done under the cover of darknes???):
Love this shot also.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaz58 View Post
And, some member photos.

Don't forget to post your photos here!
Where did you take the third pic (with the wagon?) Great shot
__________________
"Booberry" -ED 2013 335xi | B45 | ZMM | ZDA |Heated Seats | HK |EBII
My Drive Style

Because I can.
-
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwinter View Post
I agree with furby
Quote:
Originally Posted by guerilla twang View Post
Hahahaha, I like you furb, you like to live dangerously.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorCook View Post
I started to google to find a picture to match furby's suggestion to Gia, but it quickly became clear it was an inappropriate search to conduct at work.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-25-2013, 12:54 PM
shym shym is offline
Registered User
Location: Orange County, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: Audi S5
April 23 2014
__________________

ED 2014 650Ci Carbon Black, M Sport Package, Ivory White Nappa, Driver Assistance Package, Executive Package, Piano Finish Black Trim.

Last edited by shym; 04-25-2013 at 01:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-30-2013, 03:05 PM
Prost's Avatar
Prost Prost is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 994
Mein Auto: 06 650i, 08 MINI ClubmanS
Official Bimmerfest Neuschwanstein Castle Photo spot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shym View Post
April 23 2014
Nice shot from next year...


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
1992 325i Convertible M-Technic II Appearance Package
2005 X3 3.0i (Lease return in 2008)
2006 330i (Lease return 2009)
2008 Cooper S Clubman (Sold)
2006 650i (sold)
2011 535i M-Sport (ED September 17th, 2011,redeliver on 11/15/2011, sold)
2011 Z4 SDrive35is (ED September 17th, 2011, redeliver on 11/9/2011, Lease return on September 2013)
2013 M3 (ED pickup April 23rd, 2013, redeliver on 6/28/2013)
BMWCCA: 359118
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-30-2013, 03:38 PM
shym shym is offline
Registered User
Location: Orange County, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: Audi S5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prost View Post
Nice shot from next year...


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
I’m sure it will look the same next year…… Should be - April 2014 ED 650Ci
__________________

ED 2014 650Ci Carbon Black, M Sport Package, Ivory White Nappa, Driver Assistance Package, Executive Package, Piano Finish Black Trim.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-21-2008, 09:05 PM
lilskel's Avatar
lilskel lilskel is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Florida
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,184
Mein Auto: 2011 335d ZMP
I remember one fester posted a pic of his car parked right up at the castle...that was awesome
__________________
BMWCCA Since 2007
ED 28.10.2010 335d
ED 09.07.2008 X3 PCD: 04.09.2008
ED 24.05.2006 X3
ED 27.07.2005 X3
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-23-2008, 01:14 PM
chaz58's Avatar
chaz58 chaz58 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Motortown
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,639
Mein Auto: ---
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilskel View Post
I remember one fester posted a pic of his car parked right up at the castle...that was awesome

Something like this (best done under the cover of darknes???):
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CRW_2865small.jpg
Views:	934
Size:	97.4 KB
ID:	154535  
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-13-2008, 04:21 PM
thugus thugus is offline
Registered User
Location: Bay Area, CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 71
Mein Auto: 2007 335i 4Dr
After hours

Once the horse carriages and bus service stop, you can drive right up to the castle. I got there a bit late after dinner, so all I got is a nice photo of my plate and the castle.

If folks are interested, you can look in my picassa album with GPS tag info of where the pictures were taken.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaz58 View Post
Something like this (best done under the cover of darknes???):
__________________

May 15th, 2007 European Delivery BMW 335i sedan

Locations: Munich, Neuschwanstein, Ehrenberg Austria, Meersburg, Sigmaringen, Lichtenstein, Stuttgart, Rothenburg, Sinsheim, Nurburgring, Mosel and Rhein river, and Mainz

ED Pictures: Picassa web album with GPS info
ED Trip report:May 15th Delivery report
ED Redelivery:Completion of our ED story 2007

SOLD: 1997 BMW M3 Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-22-2008, 11:04 AM
thurst0509 thurst0509 is offline
Registered User
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 38
Mein Auto: 2008 135i
Nice thread idea Charles! I actually found that spot on my own as we drove into the castle area. Turned out to be the best car pics I got on the entire trip.

Here's mine: (you'll have to click the link since blogger doesn't seem to allow embedding of images)

http://bp2.blogger.com/_CIw5O2o3lv8/...0/DSC02907.JPG
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-22-2008, 08:56 PM
voxmandoo voxmandoo is offline
Registered User
Location: Lake St. Louis, MO
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 35
Mein Auto: 335i a black jet
Not my car, but..

Well, my car is in a pick. It was just an soggy day when I was there and I did not know about the secret photo area. Shoot, I almost left before the castle stuck its pointy head out of the clouds. Here's the best I could do.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	europe08-7 124.jpg
Views:	613
Size:	168.2 KB
ID:	154452   Click image for larger version

Name:	europe08-7 119.jpg
Views:	533
Size:	161.3 KB
ID:	154453   Click image for larger version

Name:	europe08-7 134.jpg
Views:	582
Size:	135.0 KB
ID:	154454  
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-24-2008, 06:27 AM
thurst0509 thurst0509 is offline
Registered User
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 38
Mein Auto: 2008 135i
Here's my pic from the castle spot, re-hosted on photobucket.

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-24-2008, 07:39 PM
va_lemon va_lemon is offline
Registered User
Location: Northern VA
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 63
Mein Auto: 2008 335i Coupe
Here's my attempt. Got lucky with the weather and timing. Just wish that turnout was a bit more level.

__________________
2008 335i Coupe - Monaco Blue | Saddle Brown | Gray Poplar
European Delivery April 18-28 2008
http://www.hhonthenet.com/gallery/europe2008/

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-25-2008, 07:18 AM
Tanning machine's Avatar
Tanning machine Tanning machine is offline
Using SPF 45
Location: Washington, D.C.
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,520
Mein Auto: 2004 330Cic
Quote:
Originally Posted by va_lemon View Post
Here's my attempt. Got lucky with the weather and timing. Just wish that turnout was a bit more level.

You should have parked on the other side of the road

__________________
Tanning Machine I: 1989 325iC (Salmon Silver/Black, Heated Seats, LSD). 7/26/1989-11/1/2003.
Tanning Machine II: 2004 330Cic (Silver Gray/Natural Brown, SP, PP, Heated Seats, Xenons). 8/29/2003-present.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-29-2008, 10:56 PM
Dotbear Dotbear is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Diego
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 106
Send a message via Yahoo to Dotbear
Mein Auto: 2011 135i
Our castle spot pic. The weather was dreary but we survived. Thanks to the people who gave the coordinates. Put them into the Garmin and viola, we were there.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1070454.jpg
Views:	195
Size:	134.5 KB
ID:	161670  
__________________
2011 135,Alpine White Coral Red M Sports, DCT

PreviousED 2008 328i Vert. Delivery Date 9/13/08 Montego Blue/Saddle/Aluminum/Sports Package/Heated Seats/Comfort Access
Dropped off at Harms 09/19/2008/ Redelivered 11/13/08
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > European Delivery
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms