King Ludwig II of Bavaria
"It is my intention to rebuild the old castle ruin of Hohenschwangau near the Pollat Gorge in the authentic style of the old German knights' castles..."
"...this castle will be in every way more beautiful and habitable than Hohenschwangau further down, which is desecrated every year by the prose of my mother; they will take revenge, the desecrated gods, and come to live with Us on the lofty heights, breathing the air of heaven".
The throne room for the king, with the portrait of Jesus Christ above
King Ludwig II's bedroom chamber
, meaning "Castle of the New Swan", has a golden swan sink in King Ludwig II's bedroom chamber.
Less elegant than those areas to be seen by guests of King Ludwig II is the kitchen, for one.
Though it seems fake and unreal, the grotto truly is a desolate place with cavelike walls and ceiling. (I have been to the castle and through the Grotto).
King Ludwig II had dreamt to live in his completed
idealistic castle, however it hadn't been finished by his death in 1886. It wouldn't be completed until five years later in 1891 with the courtyard improvised slightly.
Visit the official webpage for Schloss Neuschwanstein
for complete history and more images.
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