Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria
• Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria
Neuschwanstein Castle (German: "New swan stone.") - a romantic castle of the Bavarian King Ludwig II in the southwest of Bavaria, near the Austrian border. This is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
The castle was built in the late nineteenth century to the amusement of the Bavarian king Ludwig II, a child to re-read romances and adventure legends. In that no matter what he wanted to "fairytale castle". Lucky that Dad was also a king - left his son some moolah and opportunities. They are, however, not enough and the construction of the castle added debts and Ludwig and his kingdom.
Climb to him from Fussen town can be either on foot or on horseback.
On the way, you have to admire the views of the lake Alpsee and Hohenschwangau Castle - the headquarters of the parents' fairy-tale king ".
Here it is near.
Gradually, the fog starts to appear contours ...
... and then there are the walls of the castle of Neuschwanstein - Novolebediny cliff, if in our opinion.
So how to build all of this is not so much to boast, but for the soul, in a strategic location at the same time more and built a special panoramic bridge. Here it is not visible yet.
But the wind disperses the fog and the distance is displayed Marienbrücke bridge. That it offers one of the best two kinds of the castle.
The people there is always a crowd so much that is not so easy to squeeze. Some pushed a baby stroller.
I actually was lucky - to attach for one family, just equipped wheelchair-ram, I got on the bridge.
Even in vile weather types are open pretty cute.
Neuschwanstein castle stands on the site of two fortresses. King Ludwig II ordered on the site by the explosion of rock to lower plateau of approximately 8 meters and thus create room for construction "fairy palace". September 5, 1869 the first stone for the construction of a huge castle was laid.
Construction work at the castle (1882-1885). In 1880, more than 200 carpenters were employed in construction, masons and laborers:
Ludwig II went down in history as the "fairy king" because of the castles built by them, for which he spent all his time and money. June 13, 1886, he drowned on Lake Starnberg in mysterious circumstances. According to one popular version, it was a political murder awkward and uncontrolled King.
After the king's death in 1886 all construction works have been suspended. The main tower of the castle with a church, a height of 90 m, which was supposed to rise above all the buildings, was not built at all.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria and true impression of a fairytale castle. It was built at a time when the castle lost its defensive function. HDR-photo.
Inside Neuschwanstein is very different from the Prussian royal castles in Berlin and Potsdam. Here are just there to shoot strictly forbidden. Today the castle is a museum. Visiting is possible only within a group.
The interior of the lock is a mixture of different architectural styles art, the combination of Moorish, Gothic and baroque elements: there are columns and throne room. The interior of the great hall in the castle of Neuschwanstein:
Despite the fact that the throne room was not completed during the construction, it is without a doubt the most impressive. Postcard, the end of the XIX century:
Ludwig's bedroom in the castle of Neuschwanstein. Eyewitnesses claimed that on the production of a carved wooden bed for Ludwig for 4.5 years worked 15 artists:
The views from the balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.
At the end of World War II of the Reichsbank gold was stored in the castle. In the last days of the war, gold was taken away in an unknown direction.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, primarily affects its cold majesty and gabled towers among the Alpine peaks:
The views from the balcony of the castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle in summer:
... and winter.
Every year, over 1 million. 300 thousand visitors pass through the gates of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.