Sunday, September 7, 2008

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

My dad brought me this card from one of his trips to Germany..


It shows the Neuschwanstein Castle which is a 19th century Bavarian palace on a rugged hill near Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria, Germany.
he palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner  the King's inspiring muse. Although public photography of the interior is not permitted it is the most photographed building in Germany and is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.
Ludwig did not allow visitors to his castles, but since its opening in 1886, over 50 million people have visited the Neuschwanstein Castle.
The palace has appeared in several movies, and was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty castle at the Disneyland Park.

1 comment:

Gabby Girl said...

It would be some awesome to live there. I wonder how much money Germany would need for them to consider selling it to me. :)