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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.
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.