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  Hohenschwangau Castle
by Kuznetsov_Sergey

In 1842, Crown Price Maximilian married Princess Marie of Prussia. He then succeeded to the Throne of Bavaria in 1848 which required an increase to the size of the castle suitable for the larger royal household.

The coach house was removed and replaced by the Prince's building. This is where King Ludwig II spent his childhood. When Ludwig became King Ludwig II, he began the construction of his famous fairytale castles but left Hohenschwangau largely as it was during his youth.

Today, Hohenschwangau is still privately owned. The owner: Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds. Although it is open to the public as a museum. The interior of the castle features paintings of Bavarian knights and folk heroes.

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2007
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