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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein embodies both the contemporaneous architectural fashion known as castle romanticism (German: Burgenromantik), and Ludwig II's immoderate enthusiasm for the operas of Richard Wagner.
In the 19th century, many castles were constructed or reconstructed; often with significant changes to make them more picturesque. Palace-building projects similar to Neuschwanstein had been undertaken earlier in several of the German states and included Hohenschwangau Castle, Lichtenstein Castle, Hohenzollern Castle and numerous buildings on the River Rhine such as Stolzenfels Castle. The inspiration for the construction of Neuschwanstein came from two journeys in 1867 — one in May to the reconstructed Wartburg near Eisenach, another in July to the Château de Pierrefonds, which Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was transforming from a ruined castle into a historistic palace.
The king saw both buildings as representatives of a romantic interpretation of the Middle Ages as well as the musical mythology of his friend Richard Wagner. Wagner's operas Tannhäuser and Lohengrin had made a lasting impression on him
In February 1868, Ludwig's grandfather Ludwig I died, freeing the considerable sums that were previously spent on the abdicated king's appanage. This allowed Ludwig II to start the architectural project of building a private refuge in the familiar landscape far from the capital Munich, so that he could live out his idea of the Middle Ages.

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George McCarten27-Apr-2014 02:01
A magical castle. Have a work colleague who just returned from a visit there - he couldn't say enough!
Jean D23-Feb-2014 03:42
Terrific capture of this beautiful Castle, Jose. ~V
Bin Liao11-Jun-2013 13:47
A great castle and excellent framework! V
anne31-May-2013 21:11
nice capture...V
photoginette29-May-2013 23:54
Superbe photo...en plus ça me rappelle de très bons souvenirs. Bravo !
Dan Opdal29-May-2013 21:19
Excellent point of view. Beautifully Shot! BV
peterjay4528-May-2013 16:59
This is a lovely image.
Franca Blom27-May-2013 18:31
Excellent picture of this beautiful (fairy) castle.
We were there a long time ago.
samikosemi27-May-2013 04:07
Great pic of this castle !
Sami ! v
Mihai26-May-2013 08:12
Excellent capture! V
Walter Otto Koenig25-May-2013 15:38
The classic view of Neuschwanstein. A great photo! "V"
Bobby M25-May-2013 13:54
Impressive structure overlooking the green valley.Great capture.V
goelsamuel25-May-2013 07:01
Beautiful shot of this impressive castle! V!
Pieter Bos24-May-2013 22:07
Great castle! Beautiful image. ~V
Ton T.24-May-2013 20:07
Brilliant capture with a very nice sky! V+
Mark Chambers ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE323-May-2013 19:35
Great building and shot. V
MarcViskens23-May-2013 18:40
beautiful work José
Marisa Livet21-May-2013 19:39
A perfect photo of this famous iconic castle!
Fabienne21-May-2013 18:58
Les détails de son architecture sont magnifiques à voir.
Helen Betts21-May-2013 18:39
I like this capture even better than the first one. Light, clarity and composition are all excellent. V.
Milan Vogrin21-May-2013 17:15
Michael Tauber21-May-2013 14:10
Wonderfully captured.
globalgadabout21-May-2013 13:21
the simple elegance of this castle, accentuated by the various towers and spires, is certainly attractive...wonderful location too..
Zoltán Balogh21-May-2013 12:40
Wow...absolutely wonderful! V
Kim21-May-2013 12:17
Fantastic view of the castle! BV
carlogalliani21-May-2013 06:40
Beautiful image !
Tom LeRoy20-May-2013 22:21
The renovation is completed and you show us the castle in all its glory! Fantastic! V
marie-jose wolff20-May-2013 19:19
great view of the castle! V
Robbie D7020-May-2013 19:00
Looks too good to be real.
A superb photograph and information.
Wim Ensie20-May-2013 18:54
A dream castle and a perfect picture of it.
Kevin Warren20-May-2013 18:45
Wonderful view of this magnificent castle, Jose!
Stephanie20-May-2013 18:43
OUTSTANDING capture Jose! BV
John Reynolds LRPS20-May-2013 18:33
Another excellent view of the castle. V.
Martin Lamoon20-May-2013 18:29
A great view of the castle and the scenery beyond. v
Guest 20-May-2013 18:28
Nicely framed. Best J
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