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Most beloved place of the Bavarian Kings

Hohenschwangau Castle was constructed by King Maximilian II of Bavaria as a holiday house. His son King Ludwig II spent most of his life in Hohenschwangau Castle. Surrounded from lakes and mountains he got his inspirations for art and music and for his further projects.

Many guests visited the family here, such as the Russian Zar Alexander II, the German Emperior Wilhelm I and many Kings. The danish fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen was here and read out fairytales for the young princes Ludwig and Otto.

Hohenschwangau Castle was often used as film set for movies or tv-series, recently for the thai lakorn “Likit Ruk – The Crown Princess” which got the award of the most talked Asianovela in 2019. So far it was broadcasted in Thailand, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and on the Philippines.

A real inside tipp is the Museum of the Bavarian Kings. Explore the history of the most important and oldest dynasties in Europe – the Wittelsbach family – Admire the further projects of King Ludwig II on big screens in breathtaking 3D animations like the cable car up to Hohenschwangau castle, the chinese summer palace or the bycantine palace which the genius King planned, but never could be realized.

Hohenschwangau Castle and Museum
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