Neuschwanstein Castle Germany

Posted On November 27, 2009 

Neuschwanstein Castle is a Bavarian palace which belongs to the 19th century. It is located on a strong hill near Füssen and Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria in Germany. As homage to the King’s inspiring muse Richard Wagner, the place was specially made by Ludwig II of Bavaria. The public photography was never allowed inside the palace but since it is the most popular tourist attraction in Germany it is also the most-photographed locations in Germany. Neue Hohenschwangau was the name given by Ludwig himself later after his death the place was named as Neuschwanstein Castle Germany.

Neuschwanstein CastleLudwig was a really isolated personality also he didn’t allow any of the visitors to come inside the castle. The castle was opened to the public visit in 1886 after Ludwig died. The money was required to repay the debits that Ludwig had acquired while financing the castle’s construction the castle was opened to public visit with some respective entrance fees. Every year nearly 1.3 million people visit the castle till date nearly 50 million people have already visited the castle. Also everyday nearly 6000 people visit the Neuschwanstein Castle. You can see the castle in many movies also it has been an inspiration for the Sleeping beauty castle which you can see in the Hong Kong Disneyland as well as Disneyland Park.

The Neuschwanstein Castle Germany was given to the state of Bavaria by the Crown Prince Ruppreht in the year 1923. The nearby castle Hohenschwangau Castle was later transferred to a private trust named Wittelsbach Trust. Currently, Hohenschwangau Castle is administered by Franz, Duke of Bavaria. Till date more than €14.5 million have been spent by the Free State of Bavaria in the renovation, maintenance as well as visitors service since the year 1990. The construction of the castle started in the year 1869 on September 5. The architecture of the Neuschwanstein Castle was designed by Christian Jank. He was not an architect but a theatrical set designer. Thus you will understand the extra-ordinary look of the building.

The palace has a Knight House, a tower, a square tower, a gate house, a citadel as well as towers that stands to the western end of the castle. The castle looks more of the theatrical set both internally as well as externally. You can clearly see the King’s influence in the castle. The King took was very much dedicated in designing as well as decorating the castle. A glass gem-encrusted chandelier is been installed in the throne room. The entire of the total six canonized Kings as well as the twelve Apostles are been walls surrounding the throne’s pedestal. The original throne was never completed. You will find Jesus being placed behind the pedestal. It may make you understand that Ludwig felt that he was the king only due to god’s grace on him. The master suite of the king’s has a four-post bed it had a hand of the wood carved with various designs, also there is a secret flushing toilet. The water used in the flush was collected from an aqueduct.  Also there is a running sink which has a shape of the swan. There is a Singer’s hall in the Neuschwanstein Castle Germany where the singers used to perform also there is a reserved place where plays are written and performed.

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