I was interested about going there because my former boss, Walt Disney, was inspired by this particular castle to build Cinderella´s at Walt Disney World.
|A picture of the König Ludwig II of Bavaria|
|Bottom: Hohenschwangau Castle|
Ludwig only stayed there less than 140 days, because in 1886 he was found dead with his psychiatrist, funny fact, after only six weeks of his death, the castle was open to visitors, a solution to pay the loans he owned.
Things I enjoyed: the castle has running water, a cave (that really reminds me of Disney) next to his bedroom, a telephone (! I wonder if he made the first long distance call ), floors that were never finished, a room for ophera and the Throne Room, my favourite. We can´t take pictures inside the castle, what is a shame, but at least you can find some pictures online. Like this one, a painting of St George ( I couldn´t help thinking about my family and Corinthians!!!!):
|St George killing the dragon. Mural in|
the Throne Hall, W. Kolmsberger, 1884
I liked the tour, but it is a bit short, you don´t have time to look at all the paintings. Another group is right behind you, Neuschwanstein has a lot of visitors everyday and it only closes for a few times per year.
|I was sure I would find somebody from Brazil =)|
|A model of the castle|
|Outside the castle with the damn fog|
|The nature around|