"Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles" Top 5 Page for this destination Hohenschwangau by Beograd
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I could've made two separate pages about these two castels but they complement each other and I don't think they should be separated in any way. The one that you can see on this picture is "Neuscwanstein" castel made after idea of King Ludwig II.
These castles are situated in beautiful area of Allgeu. I strongly recomand a visit to this area. It is beautiful, peaceful, close to one of the most interesting sites in Germany, in winter gives great skiing and rest of the year is a good hiking place. What more do you need?
King Ludwig II was older son of King Maximilian II of Bavaria and Queen Marie of Prussia. He had a strong connection with french Dynasty of Bourbon: he was born on the name day of King Louis IX, cannonized king who was the founder of Hous of Bourbon. Ludwigs granfather Ludwig I was also his godfather, whose godfather was Louis XVI. This whole connection had great influence on life of King Ludwig II.
As a child, young prince Ludwig had his first encounter with the legend of "Lohengrin" through Wagners scene peace of the same name. Ever since, Ludwig was a great admiror of Wagner, whome he financially supported untill composers death.
Ludwig came in power in 1864, after his Fathers death. At the age of 18 and growing up mainly in Hohenschwangau, isolated and lonely, he was extremly young and unprepared for the hard task that was ahead of him. He had extremly vivid imagination to which he "retreated" after a conflict with Munich court. This imagination of his gave us castles like Neuschwangau, Herrenchimsee and Linderhof.
On 9th June 1886, a State Commission came to Hohenschwangau to remove King Ludwig II. He was to be declared insane. days later, King made his last journey to Castle Berg to be found dead on 13th of June in Starnberger Lake. The court psychiatrist was also found drowned with the King. To this day it remains a mystery what exactly happened. Believs are contardictory. I personaly don't think it's much of a mystery. He wanted strong and independent Bavaria and the rest of the German states wanted it with united with them percisly for being strong and rather wealthy!
- Pros:Castles, surroundings, peaceful and active holidays in one place
- Cons:Very difficult for disabled to reach castles, lousy tours!
- In a nutshell:Definatly beautiful and worth visiting! I'll return!
This is an over 700-year old town situated on the southern end of "Romantic Road". When you plan on visitingcastles, you... more travel advice
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