Schwangau Travel Blog› entry 20 of 23 › view all entries
March 6th, 2007 – by: jdax57
In any case, take the time to take a long tour starting with King Ludwig's birth castle (Hochschwangau) During the tour you will see huge collections of bronze statues, Gold on ivory laid crafts that will never be equally or parralled in this day in age. As you take a gander bask in the amazing views overlooking the Bavarian alps, and close your eyes for a moment and try to imagine what it's like to live like a king.
Once you finished the tour of hochschwangau, take a foot climb towards Neuschwanstein (you can take a horse carriage up there, but why when you see more on foot). Before you approach the castle take a short spin off and head to the Marienbrucke over looking the valley and the side view of Neuschwanstein. This bridge is not for the feint of heart, it's sheer height will easily give the willies to anyone with a fear of heights.
King Ludwig (bavaria's most beloved king) decided to build his summer home in massive proportions across from his birth home. It's majestic size and detail dwarfs his birth castle by a million. Inside the castle hundreds of frescoes recanting fairy tales in pictographic style, covers the massive walls. Hugely adorned in gold and massive wood. The detail simply breath taking, save some breath for when you see the throne room, it's nothing unlike anything in this world. Unfortunately it lays unfinished, it would have been a sight to see for the day in age.
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