King Ludwig's II Neuschwanstein Castle Tour has so many options that I can name only a few like Oberammergau, Linderhof, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
This tour holds some of Germany's most popular touristic areas. We can make this tour according to your personal interests and tastes. As a historian on Ludwig I know many things that you would never hear anywhere else. Read the many comments from my guests who have made this tour with me in my references. The area holds the best that Bavaria has to offer in landscape panoramas and architecture.
Looking through King Ludwig's eyes makes this dream tour into reality!
On this Day Trip we will depart Munich at 8:00 AM in the morning and drive through the rolling countryside arriving at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, arriving at the world famous castle of Neuschwanstein. Neuschwanstein Castle; the dream home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria!
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The Neuschwanstein tour has many options which can be changed even while traveling. Entering the Alps you pass through a weather border. This is the entrance to the Alps; from here we will make our way to village of Oberammergau. Birthplace of the famous Bavarian playwright of Ludwig Thoma 1867-1921, also editor of the "Simplicissimus".
Oberammergau is known for the Passion Play performed every ten years. The painted houses and the fine art of woodcarving add to its many charms. Here is a paradise for those who wish to shop for Christmas decorations on a year round basis.
After a shopping interlude we continue on to Ludwigs retreat Linderhof Palace. View of the main, south-north axis of the central complex, with the Linderhof palace in the middle.
Fountain - angel with fish monster - in Linderhof Palace Garden. You will also find an other fountain in front of Linderhof palace. (Geyser 50 meters)
Ludwig II embellished the park with architectural features. Be inspured by the Orient or Wagner's operas, such as the Venus Grotto.
A important part of the Code of Arms of the Wittelbacher family is the Lion. Ludwig's lion was show in the summer of 2009 at special exhibition held in the green house of Linderhof. The show was concerning the garden its maintance and planning as ordered by King Ludwig II. The lion is waiting to be restored before it takes its place in front of Linderhof Palace again.
Lunch is of course important now; and I always have some nice surprises. If the road is open I will treat you to a photographic delight.
Finally what you all have been waiting for King Ludwig's Holy Grail Castle Neuschwanstein better known to some as the Disney Castle or Cinderella Castle. Walt Disney used this entrance of Neuschwanstein Castle for his Cinderella Castle. Ludwig II took it from the medieval castle Wartburg in East Germany.
King Ludwig II of Bavaria allowed no visitors to his Neuschwanstein castle. But it is stated that since the doors have been open to the public in 1886 over 50 million guests have entered the holy halls of Neuschwanstein Castle.
One guest was Walt Disney who used Neuschwanstein for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.
Across the street from Neuschwanstein is Hohenschwangau Castle here King Ludwig lived as a child. King Ludwig could see the construction of Neuschwanstein through a telescope in his music room.
The Entrance to Hohenschwangau Castle with Bavarian Code of Arms, belonging to the Wittelsbacher Family.
Remember to ask me about the mystical stories concerning Ludwig's childhood, which made him famous as the Fairy Tale King!
After our visit to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles, we may visit several Rococo churches before our return trip to Munich when time allows.
The hearts of the Bavarian Kings are located in the small chapel of the Black Madonna in town of Altötting.
Here the Golden Cup holding the heart of King Ludwig II of Bavaria 1845-1886 is shown.
Should you decide on my Ludwig tour to visit only Neuschwanstein Castle on the inside, then we will have lunch in the nearby Hunting House of the Bavarian Kings. The former hunting house in located at 1167 meters above sealevel. This is a rustical alpine hide-away called Bleckenau.
Friends and people interested in King Ludwig II of Bavaria:
Here you will find cuts from a film I had the privilege to take part in which was made in 2016. I was invited to take part in this 44 minute Documentary concerning the death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It was a great pleasure for me.
Take a look at this and click here >> Showreel from "Royal Murder Mysteries - King Ludwig II". (Duration 8 mins/175 MB)
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