Travel: Schloss Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

Schloss Neuschwanstein (literally New Swan Stone Castle) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (Castle of the High Swan County) are both located near the town of FŸssen, in Bavaria, Germany.

Neuschwanstein is the most photographied building in Germany, and was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland. It was built by by Ludwig II of Bavaria who commissioned the design to a theatrical set designer, instead of an architect. The interior of the castle was never finished as in 1886
the King was declared insane
and arrested, found drowned some days later.

The close by MarienbrŸcke (Mary’s Bridge) over a waterfall provides an amazing view of the castle.

Hohenschwangau was Ludwig II of Bavaria residence, built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. Ludwig used the castle while it’s own Neuschwanstein was not finished.

Neuchswanstein castle

Neuchswanstein castle

Neuchswanstein castle mountains

Neuchswanstein castle mountains

Neuchswanstein castle Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle Panorama from MarienbrŸcke

Neuchswanstein castle and Marienbrucke Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle and Marienbrucke Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle, Marienbrucke

Neuchswanstein castle, Marienbrucke

Neuchswanstein castle, Marienbrucke Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle, Marienbrucke Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle, Marienbrucke Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle, Marienbrucke Panorama

Neuchswanstein castle mountains

Neuchswanstein castle mountains

Neuchswanstein castle mountains

Neuchswanstein castle mountains

Heidelberg castle from Neuschwanstein castle

Heidelberg castle from Neuschwanstein castle

Heidelberg castle lake Panorama

Heidelberg castle lake Panorama

Travel: Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg is a city in Baden-WĂźrttemberg, with one of the most famous castles in Germany, Heidelberg Schloss, overlooking the city. The castle is just partially restored since it was destroyed in the 17th century, but is related to many important events in the history of Europe.

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Tree and bike

Tree and bike

Heidelberg Panorama

Heidelberg Panorama

View from Heidelberg Schloss

View from Heidelberg Schloss

View from Heidelberg Schloss

View from Heidelberg Schloss

Panorama from Heidelberg Schloss

Panorama from Heidelberg Schloss