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This magnificent bridge you can see from castles courtyard. They say that view from it is great but we didn't go there. Some things had to be left for the next time we visit.
Originaly, this bridge was made in wood and dedicated to Ludwigs mother, Queen Marie. It was replaced with this iron construction in 1866.
This room was done in Neo-Gothic style which contradicts the rest of the castle done in Romanesque manner. The most beautiful is the bed in woodcarving. 14 woodcarvers have worked 4,5 years to create this room. King Ludwig had running water and sink in this room and the faucet was made in shape of swan.
I was very surprised to see the size of the bed. Remeber "King Size"? Well, "Queen Size" is huuuuuuuuge comparing to this! I mean really! A King sleeping in such small bed? And especially when you knwo that King Ludwig II was extremly tall for his time. He was over 1,90m
King Ludwig was a solitary.He prefered being alone when he eats and therefore he wasn't in need of a big dining room. He also had a little elevator for the food to be delivered to him straight from the kitchen.
Pictures on wall in this room represent different authors of legends King Ludwig enjoyed very much.
From the throne...
This Room was inspired by Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. It is all shiny and glorious with it's imitation of lapis lazuli and gold (I didn't manage to find out from our guide weather it's real gold used paintings as it is case with Orthodox churches, for he didn't know the answer!). It is two story room, where you approach the throne by white marble steps. The main thing about this room is that the throne was never made. Originally it was supposed to be made in gold and ivory. The floor is covered with magnificent mosaic but what left the biggest impression on me was this huge and magnificent chandelier done in gilt brass in the form of Byzantine crown with over 90 candles.
When you start your tour the first rooms you will see are these, servants quarters which are on your left side. In there you can see a version of intercom. Based on what I've seen there, Ludwig was a good king treating his servants in a good manner. Rooms were not especially big, but enough for two persons to share them.
Nina & Zeljko
My husband and I were simply stunnded with the beauty of the castles exterior guessing that it can only be as pretty in side as it is outside. I must say that it is mesmerizing! Eventhough it is not easy to catch it's beauty with an ordinary camera, we couldn't resist snaping.
Please see the other pictures I have posted.
The castle got it's name after the Swan Stone on which it was built (neu = new, der Schwan = swan, der Stein = stone ) above the beautiful Alpsee. Eventhough it was Ludwigs idea, three people worked on it's design: Eduard Riedel, Christian Jank (stage-painter) and the archtitect Georg Dollman. Neuschwanstein was built between 1869 and 1886, the year of King Ludwigs death. It's enterior is far from finished. In fact, only a few rooms were completed and those are opened for the public.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this picture? Fairy tale? Disney? You are correct! Disney did base his famous castle on this one. And fairy tales were the main inspiration for King Ludwig II to build this still stunning peace.
Unlike his other buildings, this one was built as his retreat place. He was so in love with the idea of this castle, that he even had a telescope in one of the rooms in Hohenschwangau to supervise the construction.
King Ludwig was in a way opsessed with Medieval, but in his castle he had every possible luxury of the time: running water, electricity...
My husband and I simply fell in love with this castle when we first saw it on our way to Venice in August 2004. We saw it from the rest stop on A7. Eventhough it was very far, we could still see it's beauty and couldn't resist taking pictures and making a promise to ourselves to visit it.
Murals in King Maximilians bedroom depict Torquato Tasso's "The History of Rinaldo and Armida". You can't see that inthis picture, because they are on the other wall, there are two little doors which are exactly easy to be seen for they are covered with murals. One of the doors lead to the toilette and the others directly to Queen Maries bedroom.
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