Neuschwanstein – Magnificent Castle Like in Fairy Tales (Germany)
Have you ever imagine how majestic is the castle in fairy tales?, like the one in Beauty and the Beast animation movie you can find it in real world. Castle of Fairy tale, Neuschwanstein Schloss Can be found in the city of Fussen, Hohenschwangau, southern Germany.
Neuschwanstein castle just like in a fairy tale, the castle is often referred as the inspiration of the Disneyland logo that we often see in films by Walt Disney. This palace is one of the Most popular tourist destination in Europe.
Neuschwanstein actually was used as hiding place of the King of Bavaria: Ludwig. Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm or so-called Ludwig II Born on August 25, 1845 and died June 13, 1886 at the age of 40 years. He is the King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death on June 13, 1886.
Although the Neuschwanstein castle built using private money of King Ludwig II, Bavaria’s cabinet still protest him because the hobby of king Ludwig just spend their time for his pleasure alone. Ludwig declared insane and then considered does not deserve to lead Bavaria although most people like him because of his outgoing to everyone. He committed suicide by drowning himself to Lake Starnberg.
King Ludwig II never wanted Neuschwanstein castle to be seen by the general public. But no more than six weeks later after King Ludwig II died, Luitpold governor ordered that the palace opened for public visitors. Neuschwanstein palace survived the destruction of World War II because of its location is far from villages. Until the year 1944 it was used as a place to store Nazi booty from France.
Neuschwanstein is a symbol of the Romanticism era. In 2007 the palace became the finalists of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Neuschwanstein stands majestically on a hill. The beauty of the landscape surrounding the Romanesque-style castle building always makes every visitor breathless. 1.7 million people per year visit this place, even in the summer as many as 8,000 visitors came to this famous castle every day.
White building of Neuschwanstein surrounded by the Alps is not only magnificent outside, but the interior is very spectacular. Inside the castle there is a lot of wealth and the king’s collection designed by medieval artists namely Richard Wagner. Actually Richard Wagner is A director of an opera, all the king’s collection inspired by the works of his opera, he also makes this castle name like the name of one story in Wagner dramatic works: Neuschwanstein (New Geese).
Wrapped in a medieval Romanesque style, the castle can be fairly sophisticated. The Castle equipped with heating, all toilets on each floor have automatic flush, on the third and fourth floor even exists telephones, and the waiters do not have to climb the stairs to deliver food because it has a lift.
For security reasons this castle can only be visited with a guide for maximum 35 minutes. There is a special guide that specifically guide the visitors to see inside the palace. visitors are not allowed to take photos inside the castle of Neuschwanstein.
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