Neuschwanstein, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on April 30, 2009


Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Bavarian palace on a rugged hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Not so far from Neuschwanstein Castle you could see Hohenschwangau Castle which is just down to this castle and Linderhof – the Small Jewel in the high mountains there.

The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner, the King's inspiring muse. Although public photography of the interior is not permitted, it is the most photographed building in Germany and is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Ludwig did not allow visitors to his castles, but after his death in 1886 the castle was opened to the public (in part due to the need to pay off the debts Ludwig incurred financing its construction). Since that time over 50 million people have visited the Neuschwanstein Castle. About 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared in several movies, and was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle at both Disneyland Park and Hong Kong Disneyland.

The palace is owned by the state of Bavaria, unlike nearby Hohenschwangau Castle, which is owned by the head of the house of Wittelsbach, currently Franz, Duke of Bavaria.

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Sandro & Cristina on April 30, 2009

Splendida foto Mimi, complimenti.

Sandro & Cristina

Said Rammal on May 3, 2009

Very nice! Greetings from Morocco //

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aticank Nikolay Kole… on May 3, 2009

Здравй, Мими! Благодаря ти за гласовете и поздравите! Аз досега не съм предлагал на всеки линк към снимките ми за гласуване. Сега го направих, за да ги видят повече хора, а след това те да разгледат снимките и на другите посетили колекцията. В общи линии нещо като верижна реакция! Николай

Faintlightofdawn on May 4, 2009

A lovely piece of architecture Mimi, best wishes, Fai

Victor de Lara on May 15, 2009

Great shot Mimi.

Best regards

John Adamson on May 22, 2009

Hello Mimi, this is a nice capture of an amazing castle with spring growth on the trees. I was lucky enough to be one of those 50 million visitors several years ago. It is one of the most impressive places I have been.

Best wishes to you, John

picsonthemove on May 24, 2009

Good composition, Mimi, and, as always, an interesting explanaition



Marco Vanzo on June 14, 2009

Ciao Mimi !

Con questa foto, mi riporti a piacevolissimi ricordi.

Ho visitato questi castelli nel 2004, sarebbe ora di tornarci !

grazie, marco

svet-lina on June 17, 2009

Prikazna krasota!Pozdravi! Neli

©UdoSm.the2nd on September 16, 2009

Hi Mimi, it's really nice. I can see this castle from my bathroom.... :-))))) Cheers Udo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 29, 2009
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX *ist DS
    • Taken on 2008/05/31 14:37:02
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash