MUNICH TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – ON OUR WAY TO NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE AND HOHENSCHWANGAU CASTLE

by Antonio Gil March. 16, 2021 349 views

Neuschwanstein Castle seen from the road,

Neuschwanstein Castle seen from the road,

History of Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau first appears in recorded history in the 12th century. Until the 16th century, it was owned by the knights of Schwangau.

In 1832, Mad King Ludwig's father, Maximillian II, purchased Schloss Hohenschwangau in ruinous condition. It was basically an abandoned fortress, the former home of the knights of Schwangau. But King Max fell in love with the romantic setting and crumbling buildings.

At the time, Maximillian was crown prince and heir to the Bavarian throne. Between 1833-37, he transformed the old ruin and built the yellow mock-medieval castle you see today.

King Max, who had been a studious and diligent monarch, died in 1864. The official story was a fall from his horse. But the real cause of death was syphilis, likely contracted during his 1833 trip abroad.

Queen Marie outlived both her husband and son, living until 1889 in Hohenschwangau. Then, Hohenschwangau was inherited by Ludwig's uncle Luitpolt, a possible suspect in the conspiracy to have Ludwig deposed and assassinated. But the public loved him for stabilizing Bavaria. Gilded gifts to Luitpolt are scattered throughout the castle.

During his tenure there, Luitpold installed electricity and an elevator. He died in 1912. One year later, Hohenschwangau became a museum open to the public. However, Hohenschwangau is still privately owned by the family, unlike Ludwig's other castles in Bavaria.

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Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau

♫♫ Hohenschwangau Castle, Germany, 4K ♫♫

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José Manuel 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Belas paisagens.

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Yashil Dreepaul 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Incredible scenery! Love it! 100

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Antonio Gil Replied to Yashil Dreepaul 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Many thanks Yashil

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Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Russel. Everything here was so tidy and well arranged. I prefer wild country.

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Craig Casterline 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Amazing shots! You have some real winners here.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Craig Casterline 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You're too kind Craig. Thank you my friend

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

WOW! What a beautiful capture in #2! And if you took that from a moving vehicle, then double wow!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I sure did. 😊 Thanks dear Camellia

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic captures great captures of the castles well done

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Antonio Gil Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Much obliged dear Thomas

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Francesc 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Excellent castles views...I love them....Great work Antonio!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Glad you've liked them my friend. Thank you

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