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Old 01-19-2008, 07:01 PM   #16
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Stunning photos. Bravo for you for riding a road solo bike in the snow.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:07 PM   #17
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That's a cool castle. We took the horse drawn carriage up the road to get there, this past Oct. Very steep road. Nice pics!
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #18
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Thanks for the report. It's funny, I've never seen the view over the valley before. From all the pics I've seen, it looks like the castle is nestled in the mountains.


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Old 05-19-2009, 12:06 PM   #19
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Thanks for the report. It's funny, I've never seen the view over the valley before. From all the pics I've seen, it looks like the castle is nestled in the mountains.

Maybe one of these days! In summer the castle is pretty much inundated with tourists, from what I hear. Only the Japanese spend three hours in a queue for a thirty minute guided tour. Im not sure, but I think its not allowed to take photos inside the castle...the guys who run that business want to sell their own cards


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Old 05-19-2009, 01:13 PM   #20
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #21
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I got a chance about 8 or 9 years ago to go to Munich and see several castles in the surrounding area, that one included. That castle is massive on a scale that can't be captured on film (IMO, but your pictures were amazing!).

A majority of the interior is just completely unfinished/unfurnished plaster (or similar substance? The King was drowned for being loony before completion), but the rooms that are finished are breathtakingly overdone and exotic. The tour is worth it if you get the chance!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:45 PM   #22
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Now I know what I missed when I was there last May. i took a few distant pictures of the castle but ws too antsy to get riding again to take the time for the walk to the cstle itself. The area was pretty busy with tourists at that time, I suppose it gets even busier in summer. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:38 PM   #23
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Maybe one of these days! In summer the castle is pretty much inundated with tourists, from what I hear. Only the Japanese spend three hours in a queue for a thirty minute guided tour. Im not sure, but I think its not allowed to take photos inside the castle...the guys who run that business want to sell their own cards

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I've done the tour four or five times. It's more than an hour long, and photos can be taken. I hope that hasn't changed since I was last there. It's been many years.

Some of the rooms are finished, such as Ludwig's bedroom, throne room, and the concert hall, but most are not.

Disney used Neuschwanstein as the inspiration for his theme castle.

Hohenschwangau was Ludwig's father's castle, and Ludwig spent a lot of his childhood there. Hohenschwangau is older, completely intact and filled with amazing stuff. It is a private property--not belonging to the country--but the tour is worth the price of admission.

When Ludwig started to make plans for a much larger castle, it was too much for the strained country's budget or tolerance, so he "accidently" drowned in shallow water.

He lived most of the time in Linderhof, a small place but very ornate.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:30 PM   #24
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Cool report!
My wife and I actually stayed here a few years ago, wonderful place.
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