Tuesday, 1 March 2016

DESKTOP 945 - NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, English: "New Swanstone Castle") is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near F├╝ssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures elsewhere.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this lovely photo at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

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  2. Been there! Great castle!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/03/4-days-in-anchorage.html

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  3. Beautiful!

    Just dropping by for Wordless Wednesday. Have a great week!
    http://healthymomsmagazine.net/2016/03/march-brings-wordlesswednesday-with-linky-on-a-tuesday.html


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  4. now, that´s a classy palace. Beautiful. Guess that is where fairytales are born.

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  5. Good for King Ludwig for paying the castle with his own money. It's gorgeous. I hope he enjoyed his time there.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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