Everyone knows the story of Neuschwanstein Castle. At least, they all know the part about how Walt Disney used it for inspiration when he was building the castles in the Magic Kingdom. The real Neuschwanstein is nestles in south Germany, high up im the mountains of Schwangau. It is beautiful to behold, and the tour that takes you through it is very informative. However, literally just across the road from Neuschwanstein is another Castle that I found just as appealing.
Hohenschwangau Castle is a smaller palace, and was the childhood home of Ludwig II, the man who built Neuschwanstein. It warm yellow walls and beautifully arranged rooms on the inside were a wonder to me. This castle provides spectacular views of Neuschwanstein itself, allowing Ludwig to watch it be built. The day we visited, it was full sun and no clouds. It was probably the warmest day of the summer that year. However, while braving the heat I managed to take this interesting shot of some of the towers of the castle, and the sunlight streaming from behind it.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens: 15-55 mm IS
Date: July 2011
Location: Schwangau, Germany
“Castles in the air – they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.” -Henrik Ibsen