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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein castle is probably most recognized castles in the World. It inspired castles of Disney and still is visited by over a million of visitors annually. However despite its authentic look it has nothing to do with the Medieval Age. Instead it was build in 1869- 86  king of Bavaria Ludwig II.

 

 

Location: Bavaria Map

Constructed: 1869- 92

Tel: (08362) 93 98 86

Open: Oct.- Mar. 10am- 4pm

Apr.- Sep. 9am- 6pm

 

 

 

Description of Neuschwanstein Castle

The interior of Neuschwanstein Castle is covered by mosaics and frescoes of Byzantine style. Although making pictures is prohibited in the interior rooms of the castle Neuschwanstein is the most photographed building in Germany. People simply snatch photos from hidden position. One of the most popular rooms in the castle is lavishly decorated Throne room of the castle that is designed by Byzantine palaces. The halls are lavishly covered with paintings with themes from the old Germanic pagan myths and legends. Much of this interest in national religion was inspired by Richard Wagner who received financial support from a king. Unfortunately the castle was not finished. King Ludwig II was gained fame for being a little weird and eccentric. However in 1886 State Commission under psychiatrist von Gudden declared king insane. Few weeks later Ludwig II and von Gudden were found drowned in shallow waters of lake Starnber near Shloss Berg. The circumstances of their death is unclear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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