The Neuschwanstein Castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria

I had already shared some images of the famous Neuschwanstein Castle of King Ludwig II, king of Bavaria, Germany. The images I am sharing here now were taken during my second visit with friends last November 2010.

Schloss Neuschwanstein, as it is called in German is a 19th century Neo-Gothic revival palace located on the hill of Hohenschwangau village near Füssen (written in English as Fuessen) in the state of Bavaria (Bayern), Germany. It was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

It is said that this castle is one of the most photographed in Germany. It is visited by more than a million of visitors every year from the different parts of the globe.

you can find shops near tthe castle for souvenirs or snacks

the entrance to the castle. taken during our visit last November 2010.

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 Palace was laid on September 5, 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 Riedel 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. more here

 
 

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