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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=en&geocode=11247312825589019334,47.557768,10.741008;8962243889123422367,47.566010,10.745966&saddr=Colomannstraße/[email protected],+10.741008&[email protected],+10.745966&sll=47.561947,10.747676&sspn=0.012785,0.02856&ie=UTF8&ll=47.562888,10.743492&spn=0.012785,0.02856&t=h&z=16
 

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here is mine...

from 2004...

-MrB
 

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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! :D
 

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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 :)):
 

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I remember one fester posted a pic of his car parked right up at the castle...that was awesome
 

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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).

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.
 

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+1 on the photos! :bigpimp:
And +1 on the map. Great post. We should get this up in the wiki, since it's almost as obligatory as the 12-hour post (if you go to Neuschwanstein).
 

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I'm leaving Saturday for a Monday pickup. I'll be there about two weeks later - hopefully will add an Alpine White to the catalogue!

Dave.
 

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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.
 

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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???):
 

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How do you update things on the Wiki anyway???

And +1 on the map. Great post. We should get this up in the wiki, since it's almost as obligatory as the 12-hour post (if you go to Neuschwanstein).
 
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