Schloss Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein Castle (begun in 1868, but never finished) is King Ludwig II’s grand folly, a monument to the Middle Ages and to the chivalric ideals of kingship that he so venerated. If Ludwig could have turned the clock back about 500 years he would have done, instead he tried to recreate the past through lavish building projects like this one.

It’s one of the most magnificent buildings I’ve ever seen………and possibly the most pointless.

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

© Mark Simms Photography (2017)

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8 Responses to “Schloss Neuschwanstein”

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Jane…..that’s exactly what it is, a magnificent fairytale castle. I think it inspired the Disney castle too.

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