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Hundreds of tourists cheered as Mikhail S. Gorbachev and his wife, Raisa, rode in a horse-drawn coach Saturday to a romantic, turreted German castle.

He stopped at Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany during a weeklong visit to the country, his first foreign trip since he resigned as leader of the now dismantled Soviet Union."You live here like in paradise, I am really impressed," Gorbachev said at the mountaintop castle, built more than 100 years ago for Ludwig II, known as the Fairy Tale King or Mad Ludwig of Bavaria.