So the castle thing happened. My cousin, who I've been staying with, took me to Burg Lichtenberg, a castle ruin. There were tunnels to explore, towers to climb, and great scenery all around. My first non-Disney castle!
We also went to a German restaurant/cafe, where I tried their potato soup, as well as a German pancake dish called Kaiserschmarn.
Today, my cousin and I boarded a train to Bern, Switzerland, and that's where we are now. Lovely views from the train. Pictures in my next post.