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Neuschwanstein Castle, built for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1886 on a rugged cliff against a scenic mountain backdrop, was
intended to embody the true spirit of the medieval German castle, as the king wrote in a letter to Richard Wagner. While the building itself replicates the 13th century Romanesque style, some of the images of the murals are based on themes from Wagnerian operas such as
Lohengrin. The singers' hall is modelled on the banqueting hall of Wartburg Castle in Eisenach and is decorated with murals depicting, amongst other things, the Parzival legend. Neuschwanstein Castle is not a copy of a medieval castle but a characteristic example of historicism. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.3 million people visit the castle of the fairy-tale king.
Hours: April - September from 9am to 6pm. October - March from 10am to 4pm.
Admission: Adults: 9,00 €, Reduced: 8,00 €. Entrance tickets can only be bought at the ticket centre in the village of Hohenschwangau below the castle. Opening hours of the ticket center: April - September from 8am to 5pm. October - March from 9am to 3pm.
Hohenschwangau Castle or Schloss Hohenschwangau (lit: High Swan County Palace) is a 19th century palace in southern Germany. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the German village of Hohenschwangau near the town of Füssen, part of the county of Ostallgäu in southwestern Bavaria, Germany, very close to the border with Austria.
Hohenschwangau Castle was built on the remains of the fortress Schuangau, which was first mentioned in historical records dating from the 12th century. A family of knights was responsible for the construction of the medieval fortress, and it served as the seat of the local government of Schwangau. In 1523, the schloss was described as having walls which were too thin to be useful for defensive purposes. After the demise of the knights in the 16th century the fortress changed hands several times. The decay of the fortress continued until it finally fell into ruins at the beginning of the 19th century.
In April 1829 Crown Prince Maximilian (the later King Maximilian II of Bavaria) discovered the historic site during a walking tour and reacted enthusiastically to the beauty of the surrounding area. He acquired the ruins - then still known as Schwanstein - in 1832. In February 1833 the reconstruction of the Castle began, continuing until 1837, with additions up to 1855. The architect in charge, Domenico Quaglio, was responsible for the neogothic style of the exterior design. He died in 1837 and the task was continued by Joseph Daniel Ohlmüller (died 1839) and Georg Friedrich Ziebland. Queen Marie created an alpine garden with plants gathered from all over the alps.
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It is located between Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau and is visited by about 2 million people annually, where they start tours to the former royal palaces. The town is dominated by car parks, restaurants, guesthouses, hotels and souvenir shops. Hohenschwangau is bordered by the Alpsee in the West.
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The conception of the Neuschwanstein Castle palace was outlined by Ludwig II in a letter to Richard Wagner, dated May 13, 1868. Hohenschwangau Castle is a 19th century castle in southern Germany. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the German village of Schwangau (Schwangau vacation rentals | Schwangau travel guide) near the town of Füssen (Füssen vacation rentals | Füssen travel guide), part of the county of Ostallgäu in southwestern Bavaria, Germany, very close to the border with Austria.
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Hohenschwangau is a village in the municipality of Schwangau, Ostallgäu district, Bavaria, Germany.
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