One of the places that is most common for Germany is the Castle Neuschwanstein, located between Munich and Garmish-Partenkirchen. The castle is loaded with stories and history, especially behind the life of King Ludwig II. Keep in mind though, when visiting the place, plan early. The lines may be long at the gate. More on the castle via guest column here:
Neuschwanstein Castleis a Romanesque Revivalpalacebuilt in the late 1800’s by King Ludwing II of Bavaria. It sits high above the village ofHohenschwangauin southwestBavaria,Germany. If the castle looks vaguely familiar, it is because Neuschwanstein castle was the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
King Ludwig II intended the palace to serve as a retreat from his palace in Munich and personally paid for its construction rather than using public funds. At least some of the inspiration for the castle’s design is attributed to Richard Wagner – a dear friend of King Ludwig’s. Richard Wagner was a composer and theorist whose operas andmusicgreatly influenced the evolution of music in the western world.
When King Ludwig passed away in 1886, the castle was opened to the public and more than 61 million people have visited. A few of my favorite photos from Neuschwanstein…
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