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NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

Neuschwanstein Castle near Fussen is King Ludwig's magnificent

and most famous castle, built in the neo-late romanesque style.

With its turrets and mock-medievalism, its interior styles ranging

from Byzantine through Romanesque to Gothic its a real fairy-tale

fantasy come true. It was built between 1869 and 1886 for the

Bavarian King Ludwig II. A splendid and imaginative "fairy-tale castle"

high above the Alpsee lake with the Alps towering above it.
Only about a third of the building was actually completed. The

15 rooms you see on the tour show astonishing craftsmanship

and richness of detail. Woodcarving in Ludwig's bedroom took

14 carpenters 4 1/2 years to complete. Wagner's operas feature

everywhere in the form of murals.

Side view of Neuschwanstein Castle

The view of the castle and a 45-meter waterfall is from the nearby

Mary's Bridge (Marienbruecke), which spans a deep gorge.

We took this picture from the same bridge.

The design of Disneyland Castle in California was inspired by

Neuschwanstein Castle.  You can compare both pictures.

Mad and Crazy King Ludwig II of Bavaria

Construction of  the castle was not completed when he

suddenly died from drowning near Munich or food poisoning???

Still a mystery!

The unfinished Throne Room without a throne chair

King Ludwig's bedroom

The Living Room

The Artificial Grotto (Cave) inside the Castle.

King Ludwig liked to read or mediate in solace.