Travel and Explore Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany

So far this is one of the best and most interesting castles I had ever visited in Germany. The dream castle of everybody where they always wanted to visit, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany. This castle is full of history. The death of King Ludwig II also remains a mystery until today. Nobody can tell and explain the death of King Ludwig II after being found drown in Lake Starnberg. That was such a tragic death of the King of Bavaria in those times.

I am actually writing this entry for a very special friend who will be spending a vacation in Europe this summer. She also wants to visit this fairy-tale castle. Non, this is for you. wink!

These pictures were taken during our visit last August 2006. It was some sort of a birthday present from HB. That was truly a very memorable vacation.

taking time to pose while heading to Marienbrücke or St. Mary’s Bridge. It was raining dogs and cats those time. Prepare your umbrella when visiting this castle.
I took this picture as we were on the Marienbrücke or St. Mary’s Bridge. It provides a side view of Schloss Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein) is a 19th-century neo-romanticist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public right after his death in 1886. Since that time over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

taken as we entered the castle.

Construction of The Castle

In 1868 the ruins of the medieval twin castles were demolished completely; the remains of the old keep were blown up. The foundation stone for the Palas was laid on September 5th, 1869; in 1872 its cellar was completed and in 1876 everything up to the first floor. But the Gatehouse was finished first. At the end of the year 1873 it was completed and fully furnished, allowing Ludwig to take provisional lodgings there and observe the further construction work. In 1874 direction of the civil works passed from Eduard Riedl to Georg von Dollmann. The topping out ceremony for the Palas was in 1880, and in 1884 the king could move into the new building. In the same year the direction of the project passed to Julius Hofmann, after Dollmann had fallen in disgrace.

The palace was erected as a conventional brick construction and later encased with other types of rock. The white lime stone used for the fronts came from a nearby quarry. The sandstone bricks for the portals and bay windows came from Schlaitdorf in Württemberg. Marble from Untersberg near Salzburg was used for the windows, the arch ribs, the columns and the capitals. The Throne Hall was a later addition to the plans and required a steel framework. continue by clicking here


2 Responses to “Travel and Explore Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany”

  1. Nonna Says:

    sug hahaha now lang ko nicomment naa mn gud ko office ato pagbasa nako ani first unya tapsing ra pgbasa..nibalik ko dire kay magtanaw2x sa mga pics nimo..unsa ba pagbutang ug link sa photo albums nimo sa kilid ba..para daghan pics! hahaha..magbuot pa gyud noh! cant wait puhon tagaan maayung panglawas. oi…atik na drown diay si king ludwig? basi nagpakamatay.

  2. Nonna Says:

    ayayay sug, i think i picked the wrong time to go dire sa castle! 6,000 per day visitors during the summer?! patay ang niwang hahahah! unta dili magulan inig adto nato. ato lang tanawon ang weather forecast before ta adto. hahahaha arte kaau noh! nice mn gud au castle2x ug alpine sceneries. la mn gud na dire amo bukid haha. cornfields mn mi dire ug buildings.


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