An old Celtic tradition of celebrating the 1 November's eve has now become an international festival with followers in faraway Japan, China or Latin America. If aliens ever came to the Earth on the 31 October, would they find us people strange? Or what would they think of the New Year's celebrations when the sky explodes country by country along the globe, when our planet is on fire 24 hours?People have been celebrating various holidays throughout the ages. There were Celts celebrating season changes that were taken over by religious holidays with matching dates. Nowadays, Halloween is a holiday celebrated mostly by children but the basic idea of the dead visiting the mortal world at the end of autumn has remained; hence the spooky costumes or scary pumpkin faces.Festivals and celebrations make our cultures reacher, more colourful and interesting. Halloween time can be a perfect opportunity to visit a foreign country and enjoy a free time.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is our suggestion, as you can take a short distance flight to Munich
and hire a car at the airport for a more comfortable trip.Neuschwanstein Castle was built in 1869 and is one of the most popular German
attractions. Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the castle to be built on the hill as a retreat. If you want to get there, you need to walk uphill through a forest. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with the spectacular view over the valley, lakes and the Alps' panorama. The castle is open for visitors who once enter its walls, travel in time through royal chambers, a ballroom or a magnificent throne hall.The place has been an inspiration for the Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, it has also been captured in several films. The best view of the castle is from the Marie's Bridge connecting cleavage between steep hills separated by a waterfall.Did you know that German people hide away knifes on Halloween? They prefer to be on the safe side, when the dead come to visit... have a safe trip!