Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


The SUPS international trip in January 2014 was to Munich, Germany. We happened to pick the day it snowed to visit Schloss Neuschwanstein, or Neuschwanstein Castle. The castle is located in the Alpine foothills above the village of Hohenschwangau near F├╝ssen in southwest Bavaria, which is two hours from Munich by train.

King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the castle as a private retreat, and construction began in the 1860s. He died in 1886 with the castle still incomplete, and many rooms remain unfurnished to this day. The castle was opened to the paying public shortly after his death.

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