"A romantic castle for me!" Neuschwanstein castle is interesting
Sorry for a movie-like title. Lol
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As you travel around Europe, you'll be impressed by the castles and beautiful streets, but in a few days you will get tired of the similar scenery.
I will study in advance the history of the buildings that I visit so that it will not be “what is the same”, but this time I will introduce a castle with an unusual history.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen
This time I visited Neuschwanstein Castle in the town of Huessen near the German-Austrian border.
I went there once in the summer of a high school student, but this is my first time in winter.
On January 2, the temperature was -4 ° C. It was completely white with snow and the view from the car window was very beautiful.
Beautiful enough to be a model of Cinderella Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle is also a beautiful castle that is also a model of Cinderella Castle and Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The castle is famous for its beauty and tourists from all over the world, not only from Japan, but the beauty of this castle is not only its beauty, but also its background and history.
Castle made only for self-realization
A typical castle is
① "Fortress" as a military base
② “Palace” as a base for politics and diplomacy
It is made for either purpose,
Neuschwanstein Castle was the king of the time, Ludwig II Built just for romantic hobbies thing. Lol
Built for 17 years and with a lot of money Castle for self-realization What is it
"I want to make my dream come true!" "I want to create a romantic castle just for me!"
Such a king and the people at that time would have been hard ~ w
At first I thought I expressed my desire for self-approval in a castle I was very impressed with the performance of Ludwig II.
Isn't that a historical person like that? Please let me know if you are. Lol
Climb the snowy road and meet the castle
After purchasing an admission ticket (13 €) at the foot of the mountain in advance, I continued walking on the snowy mountain path for 30 minutes.
In winter, the road is frozen and there are no buses, so you can go to the castle only by foot or by carriage.
Ludwig II, who loved the same sex, did not marry, eventually fell ill, and was lonely for life.
He kept walking, thinking that he might have built a castle deep in the mountains in order to keep others away.
As you walk silently on the mountain path, Neuschwanstein Castle suddenly appears in front of you.
The chalk castle towering on the snow was nothing short of a masterpiece.
Interior filled with Ludwig II's commitment
When I arrived at the entrance of the castle on time of the ticket, it was full of people at the same time.
Shooting is prohibited inside the camera and smartphone. While listening to the Japanese audio guide, I proceeded through the castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle has many decorations and is designed without regard to its practicality as a residence.
The interior was dark oriental and I felt a gap with the exterior, but that was also the order of Ludwig II.
Ludwig II's own room, in particular, had a Gothic design that was completely different from the other rooms, and his attention was evident.
He lived in Neuschwanstein Castle for only 172 days, who had a strong commitment to castle design.
It is even more interesting to learn about the life of Ludwig II, who is dying on the lake at the end!
Bonus: Ludwig II's mirror
I bought a Ludwig II mirror sold at the souvenir corner of Neuschwanstein Castle. Lol
I don't usually buy souvenirs, but I respect this person's self-fulfillment and buy it.
In 2019, we want to keep this in mind and work hard to make you more aware of yourself on your blog!