Friday, July 8, 2011

Neuschwanstein

Castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria
- it looks like a fairy tail castle,
almost like in Disney World!
Schloss Neuschwanstein, or "New Swanstone Castle",
a dramatic Romanesque fortress with soaring fairy-tale towers
situated on an Alpine crag


Watetfall nearby the castle
Walked all the way up to the castle
and also back down...
and the weather was rather hot
Ludwig commissioned the construction of
several extravagant fantasy castles and palaces,
the most famous being Neuschwanstein,
and was a devoted patron of the composer Richard Wagner.
Since his legacy of grandiose castles lives
on in the form of massive tourist revenue,
King Ludwig is generally well liked and
even revered by many in Bavaria today.


Ludwig II (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm,
sometimes rendered as Louis II in English) 1845 – 1886)
was King of Bavaria from 1864 until shortly before his death.
He is sometimes called the Swan King
and der Märchenkönig, the Fairy tale King


Gorgeous view from the castle

Skipped visiting the castle inside
- as it wasn't completed while
Ludvig was still alive
so he never actually lived there

1 comment:

  1. Neuschwanstein is the most beautiful castle in the world
    FANTASTIC !!
    http://new-swan-stone.blogspot.de/

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