Thursday, September 29, 2005

neuschwanstein and hohenschwangau

One of the highlights of our trip was, of course, the visit to Neuschwanstein, the famous fairy tale castle built by King Kudwing II. It's located near the village of Schwangau, and right next to the royal castle of Hohenschwangau.I was impressed by both of them, the interiors are stunning, but on the other hand the gardens are almost non existent (which is why Linderhof was my favourite instead). We had to walk quite a bit to reach each castle, since you must park down at the village and then climb up to the entrance. And you can only visit by guided tour, which are scheduled in advance so you have a specific time to enter. King Ludwig was either really mad or quite a creative genius, since each room in the castle is more fantastic than the other. It's a pity that he never got to finish Neuschwanstein till the end, or that he never built his fourth castle ...








and quite a view that he had from the castle's windows ...


behind the castle it's possible to go to the famous Marienbrucke (Mary's bridge) where you can see the best view of the castle


Hohenschwangau







 

6 comments:

Virgulina said...

LOLOL! Essa última foto do A. está de morte! Adorei o castelo, claro, e eu dispenso os jardins. ;o)

Xeyra said...

Esse castelo é lindo!!!!! Saído dos meus sonhos de criança! Eu quero ir lá! *chora desmesuradamente* Lindas fotos, T. Estou a gostar imenso de ver estas imagens. Essas férias foram mesmo espetaculares.

Amy said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit! Mad King Ludwig was an interesting fellow.

Also, thanks for linking to my knit blog!

fantasma said...

Para não variar as fotos estão lindíssimas!!
E também adorei a foto do A.!! :op

Flor said...

As fotos são espectaculares, especialmente a do A. =D

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