Kings' Castles

Caste Neuschwanstein and Castle Hohenschwangau

A dream turned to stone: the Neuschwanstein Castle. It began as a vision and remained unfinished. Regardless, it attracts millions of visitors from all over the world year after year. No wonder that sensitive but mysterious king found his haven here in which he could escape reality. 

King Ludwig II wanted to build an ideal medieval castle using the lastest technology of the time. His modest example: the Wartburg with its singers' hall. Alas the king was never able to see his dream completed, he died an early death under mysterious circumstances.  

The Hohenschwangau Castle was the beloved summer residence of the royal family. Little Ludwig spent many days here during his childhood. His parents, Maximilian II and Marie, were fervent hikers, a passion Ludwig inherited. The interior of the castle in new gothic style, decorated with wall paintings depicting scenes from medieval mythology. The swan motive accompanies the visitor throughout the whole set.