MUNICH TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE AND VIEWS THEREOF

by Antonio Gil March. 20, 2021 383 views

Few places on Earth look more like storybook illustrations that Neuschwanstein Castle. With its towers, turrets, frescoes, and throne hall, Neuschwanstein (or Schloss Neuschwanstein, as it is called in German) looks like it was plucked straight from your favorite fairy tale. But the story behind this over-the-top palace nestled in the Bavarian Alps is less idyllic.

King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the cliffside castle in 1868, just two years after Austria and Bavaria were conquered by Prussia during the Austro-Prussian War (sometimes called the Seven Weeks’ War), effectively stripping Ludwig II of his powers. He quickly retreated into a private fantasy world, surrounding himself with opulent castles where he could live out his dreams of being a true, sovereign king.

Ludwig II never saw the final Neuschwanstein. He died in 1886, and the final towers weren’t completed until 1892. But within weeks of his sudden and mysterious death, the magnificent castle was opened to the public, where it quickly became one of the region’s most visited attractions.

Today, more than 1.5 million visitors come to see Germany’s fairy tale castles, making it one of the most visited castles in the world

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 I tried to take pictures of the castle from this bridge but it was an impossible task. The queue to enter into the bridge stretched for hundreds of meters,

I tried to take pictures of the castle from this bridge but it was an impossible task. The queue to enter into the bridge stretched for hundreds of meters,

Inside the castle yard. No pictures allowed of the inner rooms,

Inside the castle yard. No pictures allowed of the inner rooms,

 the previous bridge seen from the castle

the previous bridge seen from the castle

view from the castle

view from the castle

The castle kitchen

The castle kitchen

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José Manuel 5 months, 2 weeks ago

belas paisagens .lindos edificios.
Cpts.

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Russell Smith 5 months, 4 weeks ago

You show the beauty of this area quite well.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 5 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words Russel

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Berckmans Peter 6 months ago

Did you visit the other castle also. It is in a combi ticket. Fun fact, the castle comes in the movie City city Bang Bang

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months ago

No I didn't. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the info Peter

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Thomas Thompson 6 months ago

Another fantastic Castle Set   Very nice thank you for sharing the Old World with  me and others

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Antonio Gil Replied to Thomas Thompson 6 months ago

My pleasure my friend. Happy to have you onboard

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Camellia Staab 6 months ago

Really great captures Antonio. Love that kitchen, I could cook/bake in there all day. Glad you shared the video as well. Very interesting information about the castle and the amount of artifacts stored there.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months ago

I also didn't know that part of history until I saw the video. Have a nice weekend my friend

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Yokai - 6 months ago

Fantastic photos, Angil!  I especially like  #6 and #7.

6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Yokai - 6 months ago

Many thanks my friend. Those are my favourites too

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