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The Fairy Tale Castle
Very nice, Steve. I loved the story and the pictures make me want to go there. Was just the first picture yours or did you go back on a better day? I bet inside was fantastic albeit gloomy.
By: Linda on June 12, 2015
quite an impressive structure that never quite made it to fruition. interesting historical gent.
By: TexWisGirl on June 12, 2015
More stuff I never knew!!
By: fishducky on June 12, 2015
This is a somewhat common story where a royal spends more than he has to build monuments to himself. So many castles to see and so little time!
By: Tabor on June 12, 2015
We may have been within sight of that castle but we didn't stop to visit it. I wish we had. Thanks for the story, Stephen.
By: Catalyst on June 12, 2015
A fascinating tale, beautifully told. As you always do.
By: Mitchell is Moving on June 12, 2015
It soars toward the sky, but its history is definitely earth-bound. I took the tour, and I remember a tiny bridge over a deep cavern...totally frightening but with a great view. Thanks for the background; I'd forgotten whatever I did know, which wasn't much!
By: Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma on June 12, 2015
Yes, i remember this. Beautiful from the outside, but the reality of living there is no fairy tale.
By: mimi on June 12, 2015
I adore castles! Thanks for sharing all the pics. I guess Ludwig did his share of "fan-girling" over Wagner. Terrible how he died though. Reminds me of that Russian Czar and his whole family...
By: Lexa Cain on June 12, 2015
By: Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on June 12, 2015
BRAVO! Love the castle, loved the tale. I hope this vacation was a Castlepalooza!
By: Val on June 12, 2015
I never knew the history behind this "enchanted castle"....sad story- probably more to it than we shall ever know. Thanks for educating us! And hope you aren't having too much jet lag! Cheers!
By: Kathe W. on June 12, 2015
You're making me homesick now! :-)
By: Pixel Peeper on June 12, 2015
There my have been some odd parts to this castle but the castle really suits the setting.
By: red on June 12, 2015
What a sight and story. I bet you have many photos of this enchanting building.
By: Daniel LaFrance on June 12, 2015
What a beautifully distinctive castle, however poor Ludwig and his Doctor.
By: John on June 13, 2015
Wow! Pixel used to live in a castle. Interesting history lesson as always.
By: cranky on June 13, 2015
By: Ellen Abbott on June 13, 2015
That majestic backdrop and imaginative design certainly make for a iconic scene. I wonder who was Ludwig's Julia Morgan, the woman who designed and built our neighboring Hearst Castle?
By: Tom Cochrun on June 13, 2015
Interesting ... those Germans were a weird bunch of people weren't they.
By: Tom Sightings on June 13, 2015
Unbelievable that such a castle really exists. There are vain people on this planet but this one beats quite a few of them. That said, it is beautiful.
By: The Blue Grumpster on June 14, 2015
Wow, that would really be some sight to see in person. I am really glad the Allies did not destroy it (simply out to spite) during WWII.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on June 15, 2015
I could stare at these photos all day. What a beautiful piece of architectural history! Sad story but I'm so thankful you shared it with us. I learned something new. Too bad you couldn't take pictures inside. :-(
By: Bouncin Barb on June 15, 2015
Nicely done and probably the largest castle I've ever seen in my life!
By: Michael Manning on June 19, 2015
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