Visiting King Ludwig II

Castle Hohenschwangau

Castle Hohenschwangau

OK, not literally, but, when in Bavaria you should definitely think about visiting his castles of dreams.
Ludwig was born in 1845 and grew up in castle Hohenschwangau. Even he was a child of the 19th century and he took advantage of the technical development at his time, he dreamed of being an absolute king like the french king Luis IVX or one of the medieval kings.

He planned and build several chateaus and castles in Bavaria, but the best known is Castle Neuschwanstein, located in Schwangau, a few minutes away from the castle he grew up.

I guess, you already have seen photos of this castle. It is so wellknown, that Walt Disney chose it as the blueprint for his own Cinderella castle and the Buena Vista logo, the movie company in his business empire.

Our holiday home was about 70 km away from Schwangau, so we went one day for a visit. Even the weather forecast proposed the best weather for that day during our visit, we were quite unlucky. The castle was covered by fog.

But, have a look.

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5 thoughts on “Visiting King Ludwig II

    • 🙂
      Both fairtales oringin is here, in Germany.
      Both were written down by the brothers Grimm, back in the 19th century, as they heared them by old people. They collected the old tales to scientificialy compare the language.
      These, and the others too, have their origins in real incidents.

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