Thursday, April 28, 2011

Winter Visit to Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Bavaria

The Neuschwanstein Castle is the famous castle commissioned by King Ludiwg II, king of Bavaria, Germany in 1868. More than a million of tourists and visitors from all over the world visit the castle every year.

The Schloss Neuschwanstein, as it is called in German, is located on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. It was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Neuschwanstein as seen from the valley. This was taken during my second visit to the castle last winter 2010.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.

the main entrance of the castle.

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