The Neuschwanstein Castle really looks like a fairytale castle. It was built in the 19th century in southern Bavaria close to town of Fussen, in a time when castles no longer had strategical and defensive purposes.
The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to German composer Richard Wagner.
The castle 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 construction of the Neuschwanstein castle began in 1869, and originally it was projected to last three year. But Ludwig II wanted the castle to be perfect, so the immense building was not finished even at Ludwig’s death in 1886.
Neuschwanstein Castle has a very beautiful inner garden surrounded by a walled courtyard. It even has an artificial cave. Neuschwanstein’s interior is as beautiful as it’s outside.
Long exposure photo of beautiful Ghent (Belgium) at dusk with the nice cloudy sky lightly illuminated by the setting sun.
Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit “the castle of the fairy-tale king”. In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant.
I was quite disappointed when Cludes Tomato
and I went up there and saw the castle was not lighted on the back side, but i took the camera out because there was some thunder action in the background. Unfortunately they were really small but i wanted to test my legacy lens (Canon FD20mm 2.8) anyway. The outcome is more magic then i expected so … 😀
Muskauer Park combines exceptional nature and art: sprawling lawns, majestic trees, winding paths, picturesque lakes and rivers, unique bridges and more than 830 hectares Bauten.Auf the park covers the English style on both sides of the Neisse. On foot, by horse-drawn carriage, bicycle or boat can explore the Garden Kingdom. What appears as naturally given and grown, is planned to the last detail – a garden artwork of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. The nobleman designed its landscaped park between 1815 and 1845. In 2004, the Park a World Heritage Site by UNESCO erklärt.Das dilapidated castle is completed restored in 2008 and in its interior, gives the exhibition “Pückler! Pückler? Simply unbelievable! “The visitors the work of the Prince of Pückler-Muskau. Two tower domes crown the castle, from the southwest tower, visitors from 35 meters up to enjoy a wide view of the park. The Baroque building was changed from Pücklers successors in neo-Renaissance style and rebuilt several times.
Der Muskauer Park verbindet außergewöhnliche Natur und Kunst: weitläufige Wiesen, majestätische Bäume, geschwungene Wege, pittoreske Seen und Flüsse, einzigartige Brücken und Bauten.Auf über 830 Hektar erstreckt sich der Park nach englischem Vorbild beiderseits der Neiße. Zu Fuß, per Kutsche, Fahrrad oder Boot lässt sich das Gartenreich erkunden. Was wie natürlich gegeben und gewachsen scheint, ist bis ins Detail geplant – ein Gartenkunstwerk von Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau. Der Standesherr gestaltete seinen Landschaftspark zwischen 1815 und 1845. 2004 wurde der Park von der UNESCO zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt.Das verfallene Schloss ist seit 2008 fertig restauriert und in seinem Inneren vermittelt die Ausstellung „Pückler! Pückler? Einfach nicht zu fassen!“ den Besuchern das Wirken des Fürsten von Pückler-Muskau. Zwei Turmkuppeln krönen das Schloss, vom Südwestturm können Besucher aus 35 Metern Höhe einen weiten Blick in den Park genießen. Der barocke Bau wurde von Pücklers Nachfolgern im Stil der Neorenaissance verändert und mehrfach umgebaut.
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